A Tap on the Window

A Tap on the Window

By Linwood Barclay

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451414199, 512pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

Description
One of the"Boston Globe"'s Best Crime Novels of the Year
One of "Suspense Magazine"'s Best Books of 2013
Since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son died in a tragic accident, Cal and his wife have drifted apart. Cal is mired in a grief he can t move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment.
Driving home one night, a rain-drenched girl taps on his car window and asks for a ride. He knows a grown man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is foolish but he lets her in. Cal soon senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved.
Drawn into a nightmare of secrets, lies, and cover-ups in his small, upstate New York town, Cal knows that the only thing that can save him is the truth. And he's about to expose the town's secrets one by one if he lives long enough.


About the Author
Linwood Barclay, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the internationally bestselling author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including Fear the Worst, Too Close to Home, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.


Praise For A Tap on the Window

“A suspense master.”—Stephen King

“A killer of a thriller.” —The New York Times Book Review

“This tap on the window is worth answering.” —The Associated Press

“A smart whodunit with satisfying twists and turns. Mystery buffs couldn’t ask for more.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced, spine-tingling plots have long been a staple of Barclay’s domestic thrillers, and his latest installment doesn’t disappoint.”—Library Journal (starred review)