A Tap on the Window
A Tap on the Window
New American Library, Hardcover, 9780451414182, 500pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
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.
“Some days, all you really want is for someone to tell you a wicked-good story. Linwood Barclay answers the reader’s perpetual prayer.”—The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Trust Your Eyes
One of the Boston Globe’s 10 Best Crime Books of the Year
One of Library Journal’s Best Thrillers of the Year
“A tale Hitchcock would have loved...riveting, frequently scary, occasionally funny, and, surprisingly, wonderfully tender.”—Stephen King
“No one can thrill you and chill you better than Linwood Barclay. Trust me when I say you won’t want to miss [this].”—Tess Gerritsen
“One of the best thrillers of the year...where nothing and no one is all that they seem.”—Lisa Gardner
“Expertly plotted…superior entertainment.”—The Washington Post
“Delivers shocks and surprises at every turn…one of the best thrillers of the year.”—The Associated Press
“An up-to-the-moment thrill ride.…I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—William Landay
“Twist-driven thrillers with explosive action are a hallmark of Linwood Barclay, and Trust Your Eyes could very well be his best.”—USA Today
“Dazzling...an artist at the top of his game.”—Joseph Finder
“Should vault him into the top rank of thriller writers.”—Booklist (starred review)