Monday, May 7, 2012

Never Look Away

The story in Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay is full of action. I think it's very appropriate to make into a Hollywood action movie, but it's not my kind of book. The plot is not as complicated as I had expected. I have to admit that it's a page turner, though.

David Harwood, a journalist in Promise Falls, New York, lives happily with his beautiful wife, Jan, and their 4 year old son, Ethan. On that fatal day, they go to the amusement park. David leaves them both to buy ice cream and while his wife looks away, his son is gone - probably being kidnapped. He and his wife then spread to find him. David finds his son, but this time, Jan never comes to the meeting point. Where has she gone? The police think David killed his wife and hid the body somewhere. The proofs all point to David as the killer, but when a dead body turns up, it's not Jan's, but her co-worker's. Realized that the police cannot help him find Jan, David investigates the matter himself and he will find that his wife has a dark secret which will endanger their little boy.

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