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Saturday, May 2, 2009

June Book of the Month: No Time For Goodbye - Linwood Barclay

June Book of the Month:

No Time For Goodbye - Linwood Barclay

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The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family - mother, father, and brother - had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace.

Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.Cynthia and Terry Archer still live in Milford, Connecticut, not far from the old Bigge house on Hickory Street. With a solid marriage and a young daughter, the Archers seem on track for a successful future. But the questions raised by Cynthia's past still haunt her, and her obsession to find the answers threatens to destroy everything they've worked for.

For Cynthia, there can be no closure until she finds out why her family disappeared - and how they could have left her behind. Terry thinks the segment on the popular TV crime-stopper program Deadline is a mistake. But his wife hopes that someone watching will have a lead to her missing family. Sure enough, it's Cynthia who spots the strange car cruising the neighborhood, hears the untraceable phone calls, and discovers the ominous "gifts."

And as Cynthia's nerves begin to unravel, no one's innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time the first body is found, it's clear that her past is more of a mystery than she ever imagined - or may ever survive.Someone has returned to this Connecticut town to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And by the time Terry and Cynthia discover the killer's shocking identity, it will be too late even for goodbye.

Pages: 480
Published: 2008

Links to Book Reviews:

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Voting results for June's book selection are as follows:

No Time for Goodbye: 5 votes
Angels & Demons: 4 votes
Boneman's Daugthers: 2 votes

July's book suggestions/recommendation: May 25 to May 28
July's book voting: May 28 to May 31st
July's book selection: June 1st
Meeting date for June's book discussion at the forum: July 15 to July 22
August book suggestion/recommendation: June 23 to June 27
August book selection voting period: June 27 to June 30
August final book selection: July 1st


  1. Awesome! I just ordered this last night!
    Barclay's other book that he mentions sounds pretty cool too!
    Thanks Maria! Everything is looking good around here :*)

  2. Yay! I'm excited! This was my vote.

  3. Well bummer! I thought Angels and Demons was gonna win! I'll have to watch the video on this one and see what it's about! I hope it's not TOO scary!

  4. I just watched the video and I'm seriously intrigued! Especially about the new book he briefly mentioned. I'm excited b/c I normally don't read these types of books so it will be interesting to see how I like it!

  5. Cool! Even though this was not my first choice...I am excited to read this one. Just placed my hold at the Library. I am #2 and there are 17 copies...so I should have it within the next week! And I just finished The Host lastnight! Can't wait to hear what everyone else thought of it! :0)

  6. Whoo hoo, I was able to get this book thru Paperbackswap - Love that site!

  7. How is everyone doing with this book? I'm going to hopefully start it this weekend.