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av Linwood Barclay

Serier: Promise Falls (4)

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Fiction. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.
If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it . . . wouldn't you?

After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action. . . .
A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming.
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Un jeune (Jeremy) est accusé d’avoir tué une jeune fille en conduisant une voiture mais est acquitté. Il était ivre et c’est le propriétaire de la voiture qui l’aurait placé au volant pour le faire accuser à sa place. Cal Weaver s’occupe de la sécurité due Jeremy et découvre la vérité ( )
  JasmineG | Nov 7, 2022 |
I liked the Promise Falls trilogy a lot, but I don't remember the details very much. But that made no difference to my enjoyment of this book. Personally, I think this should be the start of a new series (I hope, since it ended a bit abruptly). It should be like Stephen King, with many of his books taking place in the same town or area (ie, Castle Rock), but are not related.

Anyway, I enjoyed this book a lot. And the scariest thing about it is that it's pretty feasible that something like this could happen, with the way things pop up on the internet. In this story, an internet site called Just Desserts (not related to my favorite Bay Area bakery) encourages vigilantes to get back at people that they think got away with a crime. The usual crazies that you see on any internet site like this encourage certain people to try to outdo everyone else to gain notoriety, and this reinforces their desires to punish, to the point where it's OK to hurt others along the way to their goals. They find ways to justify their crimes in the name of the greater good.

One such loser gets very carried away, and commits extreme, unspeakable acts against people. It's pretty scary how carried away he becomes, trying to become famous.

As the story progressed, I could barely stop reading. Unfortunately, it stopped suddenly, and there was a lot of unfinished business that might have been interesting to see what happens. Perhaps there will be a follow-up book. ( )
  MartyFried | Oct 9, 2022 |
Jeremy Pilford, a teenager who was charged with killing s girl while drunk was acquitted on the defense that his mother pampered him so much he wasn't able to tell right from wrong. He became known as the Big Baby in the news and social media, causing a humiliation as bad or worse than a guilty verdict. When he received death threats Cal Weaver was hired to protect him. This doesn't stop his assailant who mysteriously is able to stay close to Cal and Jeremy.

There are plenty of surprising twists in this one and as usual the bad guys are really bad.

This is the 4th episode in the excellent Promise Falls "trilogy" and I'm glad to see there are prequels available now. ( )
  VivienneR | May 16, 2022 |
Revenge may be best served cold, but in the era of social media it is all too easy to whip people up into a white-hot frenzy of vigilante justice. Cal Weaver is seeing this firsthand in his current assignment: minder and bodyguard of sorts to Jeremy Pilford, a teenager acquitted of drunk-driving charges on the basis of his mother overly coddling him and diminishing his ability to distinguish between right and wrong. He is known online as “the Big Baby” and has to go to ground to avoid violence and death at the hands of irate citizens. Meanwhile, two other men who have committed crimes have been subjected to physical punishment to fit their crimes—are these the work of the same person?

Cal gets his chapters told in first person, and everyone else is third person, so it is easy to figure out where you are at any given time. Once I picked this up, I could not put it down. I was reading it before work and on lunch, and on both occasions I was reluctant to go back to work because I had to find out what happened next. Ended up finishing it that evening.

This novel follows on from the Promise Falls trilogy, but enough about the overall situation in those three books is explained here that you don’t need to have read them immediately beforehand. (It does, in a way, let you know who survives the events of those books, though, if that’s something you’d consider a spoiler.) It also mentions peripherally the outcomes of A Tap on the Window, which I now want to read again. ( )
1 rösta rabbitprincess | Oct 3, 2020 |
Goede thriller. De verhaallijnen komen netjes bij elkaar. Dit is, voor zover ik me kan herinneren, de eerste keer dat er een slachtoffer is die ontzettend onsympathiek overkomt. Dat vond ik wel apart. Jammer dat de eerste 3 delen niet vertaald zijn. ( )
  connie53 | May 11, 2018 |
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Fiction. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.
If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it . . . wouldn't you?

After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action. . . .
A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming.

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