No Time for Goodbye

Written by:
Linwood Barclay
Narrated by:
Christopher Lane

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2007
10 hours 54 minutes
The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family—mother, father, and brother—had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth

Cynthia and Terry Archer still live in Milford, Connecticut, not far from the old Bigge house on Hickory Street. With a solid marriage and a young daughter, the Archers seem on track for a successful future. But the questions raised by Cynthia’s past still haunt her, and her obsession to find the answers threatens to destroy everything they’ve worked for. For Cynthia, there can be no closure until she finds out why her family disappeared—and how they could have left her behind.

Terry thinks the segment on the popular TV crime-stopper program Deadline is a mistake. But his wife hopes that someone watching will have a lead to her missing family. Sure enough, it’s Cynthia who spots the strange car cruising the neighborhood, hears the untraceable phone calls, and discovers the ominous “gifts.” And as Cynthia’s nerves begin to unravel, no one’s innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time the first body is found, it’s clear that her past is more of a mystery than she ever imagined—or may ever survive.

Someone has returned to this Connecticut town to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And by the time Terry and Cynthia discover the killer’s shocking identity, it will be too late even for goodbye.
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This is my second Linwood Barclay book. Excellent plot. Lots of twist and turns. I'm looking forward to my next Linwood Barclay.

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Shawn B.

Love, Love - listen to this book you won’t be disappointed!!

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Absolutely a great listen! Very well written and the narrator was excellent. The story had suspense, and lots of wit too. I was both on the edge of my seat, and laughing while listening to this book. 'You don't really know someone' really rang through loud and clear in this book.

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kt luedtke

I loved this book, it kept me spellbound from beginning to end. It was very thorough and detailed and was a fantastic listen, the narrator was excellent too. One of the best I've listened too to date.

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Frank C

I have been a member since 10-05-2005 and have read 273 books. It's hard for me to find a new author that I like more than James Lee Burke or Daniel Patterson. But this book was very interesting and i found myself unable to stop listening until it was finished. It was a little over-detailed in spots, but I attributed that to its being an unabridged version. I was disappointed to find that he has only two books to choose from. Better get on the ball, Linwood, time's wasting.

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The story was well written and very intriguing. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 stars was that it dragged a bit at the end. The author begins to clue the audience in on the plot twist but it seemed to move slowly. Otherwise, the plot twist was unexpected and made for an excellent story.

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