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There is a mistake here. This book is a about a young girl who disappears and her fathers hunt for her. Quite a thriller. Very good characters. Father is a car salesman. The summary that appears on the Audible site seems to be for some other book! Audible can remove this review if they fix the problem!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Early on in the book Tim Blake's teenage daughter Sydney goes missing and thereafter he's thrown into a nightmare of false leads as he tries to track her down not knowing whether she's alive or dead. The police even suspect that he's murdered her. The book veers from one crisis to another for Tim and the bodies pile up. Preposterous in many ways but gripping and enjoyable nevertheless. There's some humour to leaven the grimness in the foibles and interactions between Tim and his girlrfriend, and with his ex-wife and her new husband.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Linwood Barclay or narrated by Buck Schirner?
I loved 'No Time for Goodbye'. It is a solid 5* read/listen, so yes, I will try others. The narrator is technically very good, but his voice grated here. I wouldn't rule out others narrated by him. It would depend on the book.
What was most disappointing about Linwood Barclay’s story?
It frequently got bogged down, going nowhere. I was interested enough to want to know what had happened to continue, but I had to wind forward 30 minutes on 3 seperate occasions in frustration to make it to the end.
Did Buck Schirner do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?
He was technically very good indeed. Sadly, his 1960s old American guy voice didn't work for me. After all, the main character in this book was 36-years-old and most of the others were younger still.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fear the Worst?
Where do I start? It needs to lose plenty.
Any additional comments?
I tend to return books if I am not enjoying them, but there is something so pleasing about Linwood Barclay's prose that, despite my frustration with this book, I just couldn't.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I love this blokes books. You never know the outcome till right at the end. Always action, but not over board. Always story, but not drawn out. He mixes them perfectly to combine a book you cant put down.