Pages

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book Review - No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay


No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay


Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family–mother, father,brother–had vanished. No note, no trace, no return. Ever.  Now, twenty-five years later, she’ll learn the devastating truth.

Sounds so intriguing! I mean, if I wake up tomorrow and find my family gone... I wouldn't know what to do.

This was a fast paced, engaging thriller, and I nearly missed my bus top when I read it on the way home. The characters were likeable but not memorable. The twists were good but not WOW. The way the twists were revealed were a bit anticlimactic, but it did keep you guessing. The loose ends were tied up at the end.

I would try other books by this author (this was my first, based on Thrill Week's recommendations, thank you!) if I want something "light and fluffy" (if you can call this genre light and fluffy lol). Though I have to admit, now that it'd been 3 months since I read it, I hardly remembered the plot - when I read some spoiler reviews, I remembered what happened, but not without those prompts. So it was fun to read while it lasted, but it did not have much staying power. But I guess that's what light and fluffy reads are for! If I remember every single book I read, my brain would explode.

3.5 / 5 .


Note - The book was borrowed from the library.



All reviews and posts are copyrighted by Christa @ Mental Foodie. Please do not use or reprint them without written permission.

8 comments:

  1. I've found that a lot of thrillers aren't memorable, but they sure are fun! I need to try Barclay's work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I guess sometimes it's okay to read just fun books for fun! I think my brain will overload if I remember everything I read / watch / see.

      Delete
  2. Recommending this to my husband - exactly his type of book, sounds like what he would call an 'airport read'!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Others also recommend "Too Close To Home" by the same author. I haven't read that one yet! Yes airport read is a good description, or beach/cottage read I guess! Something that doesn't require too much brain power lol.

      Delete
  3. This was the first book I read by Barclay, I really liked it. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It's been many years since I read it but i remember liking it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It definitely has an interesting premise that made you think, "what would I do if it was me?!"

      Delete
  4. This is the one book I've read by Barclay and intend to read more. It's been years since I read this one and remember very little about the plot, but remember really liking it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's how I feel about a lot of books in this genre - I remember enjoying them but hardly remember the plot! But sometimes it's fun to read books like that.

      Delete