Fear the Worst

  • by Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by Buck Schirner
  • 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One chilly morning a man throws himself off a Great Lakes ferry. An apparent suicide, the body is never found.
Five years later, we learn that the man had faked his own death. An accountant who had become unwittingly mixed up in a criminal conspiracy, he was being threatened by a ruthless mobster: tell us where the money is or we'll kill your wife and eight-year-old daughter.
If he'd been able to hand over the money, he would have done it in a heartbeat. But he couldn't, and so the only way to put his family beyond reach of harm seemed to be to make himself dead.
He has a different life now, and a different identity, and he never allows himself to think about his family. The fact that they are safe is all that matters.
Until one day he sees an article in USA Today about a 13-year-old girl who's won a national spelling bee. There's a picture. It's his daughter. And in the background there's his wife, holding hands with a man. Of course, he should have expected it.
What he didn't expect was that he recognized the man, and the last time he spoke to him he was threatening to kill his wife and daughter. He puts the paper down, and knows this changes everything. Now he's going to have to go back, and save his family one more time.

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Error in the summary

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!
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- Rajesh

FYI - wrong Blurb! But still a great read.

I'd love to know from which book this blurb has been taken, because it sounded interesting. But still, this was yet another great Linwood Barclay read.
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- sam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-18-2010
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited