Parting Shot

Parting Shot

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When a young girl from Promise Falls is killed by a drunk driver, the community wants answers. It doesn't matter that the accused is a kid himself: all they see is that he took a life and got an easy sentence. As pack mentality kicks in and social media outrage builds, vicious threats are made against the boy and his family. When Cal Weaver is called in to investigate, he finds himself caught up in a cold-blooded revenge plot. Someone in the town is threatening to put right some wrongs...And in Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Doubleday Canada,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780385690232
0385690231
Characteristics: 449 pages

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KarenBuchamer
May 03, 2019

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 :)

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lorraineacasas
Apr 10, 2019

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!

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DW_kcls
Mar 17, 2019

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.

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DORBS
Aug 14, 2018

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.

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Zoelexi777
Jul 22, 2018

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.

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athena14
May 02, 2018

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.

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BillyBoy46
Apr 14, 2018

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.

tomato Feb 03, 2018

Excellent addition to Barclay's Promise Falls series of books! Kept me guessing to the end!

bluejay1972 Jan 08, 2018

Enough turns and twists to make your head spin. Captivating.

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reader7176
Jan 04, 2018

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!

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