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Broken promise / Linwood Barclay.

By: Barclay, Linwood [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, New York : New American Library, [2015?]Description: 500 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780451472670 :.Subject(s): City and town life -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PR9199.3.B37135 | B76 2015Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town... After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own-a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened-even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past... in blood"-- Provided by publisher.
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New York Times Book Review, August 02, 2015

"From the New York Times bestselling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town... After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own-a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened-even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past... in blood"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

David Harwood is a newspaperman without a newspaper. A reporter for many years at his hometown paper in Promise Falls, NY, he accepts a job in Boston after the death of his wife. But the late hours take their toll on him and his son, so David returns to his old job. Too bad his first day in the office is the last day for the paper. Making David's life even more difficult is cousin Marla's problems. Marla, having recently lost her baby, has the family worried. David's mother asks him to drop off some food and check up on her. When David arrives, he finds Marla with an infant boy whom she claims an angel dropped off. Following clues left in the stroller, David and Marla discover the dead body of Rosemary Gaynor at her home. Marla, having previously taken one child from the hospital, is the prime suspect. -David sets out to uncover what really happened to Rosemary and to clear his cousin's name. VERDICT David is an appealing hero, flawed but dogged in his pursuit of the truth. Not all the mysteries are solved in this book, which offers an exciting start to a new series set in Promise Falls. [Seven-city tour.]-Lynnanne Pearson, Skokie P.L., IL © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Linwood Barclay was born in the United States, but moved to Canada just before turning four years old. He received a B.A. in English from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He worked for the Peterborough Examiner before joining the Toronto Star in 1981. He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper's humor columnist in 1993. On June 28, 2008, he wrote his last column announcing his retirement from the Star. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction works including Last Resort; Bad Move; Bad Guys; Lone Wolf; Stone Rain; No Time for Goodbye; Too Close to Home; Fear the Worst; and Never Look Away. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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