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This is the first book I have read from this author and perhaps it wasn't my style, although I love John Sanford's work, as a comparison. I found that it didn't "grab" me. I want a book that makes it hard for me to put down and even given some time it didn't. The characters didn't have enough depth to have me care about them and the storyline jumped around.
Disappointed but it's all about reader preference :)
Such a page turner!! Well written, cinematic, made for an easy read! I gasped at the jaw dropping ending! Not much to discuss, but a rather nice read in between more literary novels. I’d be interested in reading the rest of the books in the series! Definitely a book I’d recommend!
Parting Shot brings us back to Promise Falls with more crime than a small community deserves. But I am so glad it did. Loads of twists and turns, beloved characters and those you can plan on hating.
4.5 Stars B+ and I expect the loose thread to be caught in the tapestry of the next book.
Always had trouble engaging with any of Linwood Barkley's novels.
This is no different and I didn't finish it.
Works for some I guess.
Linwood Barclay takes us back to Promise Falls and introduces us to new characters. A fabulous read with a lot of twists and turns. If you’ve enjoyed his previous books you will love this one.
While I couldn't put "Parting Shot" down, I have one criticism. Two of the characters' names are confusingly similar: Cal Weaver and Cory Calder should not be in the same book.
This book is good, you read along and think you know where the plots are going, you get to see linkages before the characters do. The end throws in some twists and ends suddenly with a number of unfinished issues... fodder for the next Promise Falls story I guess.
Excellent addition to Barclay's Promise Falls series of books! Kept me guessing to the end!
Enough turns and twists to make your head spin. Captivating.
I have read most of Linwood Barkley's book and this one is as interesting as the others. I like his strong characters and the story line makes this book a page turner. The events are exciting and we see how character work through the stress of the events. Always a few twist and turns included to change the end. Good Read!
Despite being a Linwood Barclay fan, I had trouble getting engaged in this book - probably was 40% through before I was fully engaged. Maybe I was distracted by the holidays. It is a good read with lots and lots of things going on - main plots, sub-plots and many characters. I know this is yet another book in the Promise Falls series, but the ending was a bit too abrupt and left a number of loose ends that may or may not get addressed in future books, but I am betting some will not. I remain a fan and will read his next book for sure. But this was not one of his better books.
Cal Weaver and Det. Barry Duckworth return in the next in the Promise Falls series. Both are excellent characters.
Twists and twisted characters, Barclay style, made this an adventure. I didn't want to put this one down!
A great read, though I do suggest you start the Promise Series at the beginning to get the most out of this one.
I just learned this is the last Promise Falls novel as the author has joined a new publishing house. :(
Another story of Promise Falls. The plot builds throughout with Barclay's usual twists, turns and surprise events. One of my favorite authors!
This author is just so good and Promise Fall, first the trilogy and now this one are such an amazing read. The characters are well developed and the plots are captivating. You will be drawn in after the first chapter and have a hard time putting down the books. Wish he could write faster!
If you want drama/crime, this is the author for you. Probably best to start reading in order because referrals are made to previous characters and events. His books are never disappointing with twists and turns you never saw coming.
I LOVE THIS WRITER!! If you haven't read his Promise Falls Trilogy, you missed some great reading! The first book is a good read, but not up to his usual standard. But it gives you the background for the following two books, which are fantastic reads. As is Parting Shot, the fourth book in the Promise Falls series.
Why do I love this writer so much.... He writes intriguing mysteries that have a lot happening, a lot of surprising twists. They are serious stories but they always have an undercurrent of humour. Not too many writers can put all these elements together as well Barclay can.
Besides his Promise Falls books, his other memorable book is Trust Your Eyes. The plotting in that book is so masterful! It is original, scary, and very funny all at the same time.