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A Tap on the Window

By Linwood Barclay

One of the Boston Globe's Best Crime Novels of the Year!

One of Suspense Magazine's Best Books of 2013!




Hailed as “a suspense master” by Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now reveals the dark side of a small town—and the even darker secrets that hide there...



It’s been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can’t move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake.



A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She’s the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something’s not right with the girl or the situation. But it’s too late. He’s already involved.



Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets one by one.



That’s his second big mistake.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780451414182


Format: Book
Author: Barclay, Linwood
Summary: "It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can't move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake. A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She's the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved. Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets, one by one. That's his second big mistake"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A tap on the window / Linwood Barclay.
Publisher Date: New York : New American Library, 2013.
Subject: Private investigators -- Fiction Runaway children -- Fiction FICTION -- Suspense. Upstate New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780451414182 (hardback) 0451414187 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: M Barclay
Oclc: 827780171
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Bib Id: 445695

Format: Book
Author: Barclay, Linwood
Summary: "It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can't move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake. A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She's the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved. Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets, one by one. That's his second big mistake"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A tap on the window / Linwood Barclay.
Publisher, Date: New York : New American Library, 2013.
Description: 500 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Private investigators -- Fiction
Subjects: Runaway children -- Fiction
Subjects: FICTION -- Suspense.
Subjects: Upstate New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2012050861
ISBN: 9780451414182 (hardback)
ISBN: 0451414187 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: M Barclay