A Tap on the Window

A Tap on the Window

Book - 2013
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It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son, Scott, died in a tragic drug-related accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief he can't move past. And maybe that has clouded his judgment. Because he made a grave mistake driving home on a very rainy night. A drenched young girl tapped on his window as he sat at a stoplight and asked for a ride. And even though he knew a forty-something man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he let her in the car--she was the same age as Scott and maybe she could help him find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. However, 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.
Soon Cal finds himself mired in 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, too many lies. And Cal decides to expose those secrets one by one.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2013
ISBN: 9780385669597
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 500 p. ;,24 cm

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sandra80
Jun 06, 2017

I like this series and the author. Like his stand alone books even more. Great Canandian author!

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LadyJaneBrais
Jun 05, 2017

I rarely score a book with five stars. This was an outstanding novel, the fourth one I have read by this author. He creates characters that are real people, and places them in situations that boggle the mind. There isn't always a romance or a happy ending, yet his books are extremely satisfying and thought-provoking. And, Mr. Barclay is a Canadian author!

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McAnnieG
Apr 27, 2016

Cal Weaver is a son-less father and his obsession on looking for the source of the drugs that led to his son's death is destroying his life. His wife Donna is hurting and their marriage is damaged. Giving a ride to a teenage girl one rainy night lands Cal in the midst of police investigations for 2 missing girls. Sad story, well written. Linwood Barclay novels are usually intense in some manner.

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bigfeet
Feb 11, 2015

You can count on this author for a good thriller and this was no disappointment.

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reader10000
Sep 11, 2014

Not his best. Definite decline from his initial books. Very lazy in character development

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slarsen
Aug 30, 2014

I really liked this story and I liked his style of writing. I will get more of his books. I love finding a new author!

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whyilikered
Aug 20, 2014

Once every decade, one should read a "low brow" novel. Thankfully I will not have to read another until 2024! Next time, I will just read the beginning and the end to find out "whodunit." Spoiler Alert: As expected the true villan is a minor character who cheats on his wife, not the masS murderer.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jul 18, 2014

a couple too many twists on the ending, but good

mariecam Mar 22, 2014

Doesn't hit the top of my list for good mysteries or crime novels. Neither as plot, writing, or characterization.

mytwin Mar 14, 2014

I continue to enjoy all his books...good writing...good story..good entertainment!

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oneal_yako
Aug 05, 2013

oneal_yako thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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