The third spellbinding thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls
The final book in the Promise Falls trilogy, THE TWENTY-THREE is a pulse-pounding, race-against-time thriller.
The day begins like any other Saturday - a shower, coffee, breakfast. But suddenly, all hell breaks loose in the town of Promise Falls. People are dying in the street - the hospital and emergency services are overwhelmed by sheer numbers. Is it mass food poisoning, a virus, or something more sinister? Has someone, rather than something, caused this?
Detective Barry Duckworth is already investigating two murders and an explosion at the town's drive-in. He starts to wonder if these crimes and the new attacks are connected to the mysterious incidents in Promise Falls involving the number twenty-three.
But who is sending these deadly messages, and how can they be stopped?
[A] killer of a thriller - NEW YORK TIMES on A TAP ON THE WINDOW
Sure-fire and highly adroit storytellers as Barclay, whose speciality is to take ordinary people and to gradually dismantle all the meaningful elements in their lives ... This is Barclay firing on all cylinders - FINANCIAL TIMES on A TAP ON THE WINDOW
Barclay is such an old pro that you feel he can now write these terrific thrillers standing on his head. His great talent is to infuse the most everyday things with extraordinary menace - DAILY MAIL
Some days, all you really want is for someone to tell you a wicked-good story. Linwood Barclay answers the reader's perpetual prayer - NEW YORK TIMES
Twist-driven thrillers packed with explosive action are a hallmark of Linwood Barclay's career - USA TODAY
A suspense master - Stephen King
Linwood Barclay is the international bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including NO SAFE HOUSE, A TAP ON THE WINDOW, TRUST YOUR EYES and the Richard & Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and number one bestseller, NO TIME FOR GOODBYE. He lives near Toronto with his wife.