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Broken promise, Linwood Barclay

Label
Broken promise
Title
Broken promise
Statement of responsibility
Linwood Barclay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the New York Times bestselling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town... After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own-a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened-even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past... in blood"--
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Summary
"From the New York Times bestselling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town... After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own-a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened-even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tipof the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past... in blood"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430922
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barclay, Linwood
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Promise Falls novel
Series volume
Book 1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Murder
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Thrillers
Target audience
adult
Label
Broken promise, Linwood Barclay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Book 1 of the Promise Falls Novel series (series numeration from NoveList)
  • Includes excerpt from Book 2 of the author's Promise Falls Novel series, Far from True (pages 489-500)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20379712
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Printing.
Extent
500 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780451472670
Lccn
2015000081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Broken promise, Linwood Barclay
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Book 1 of the Promise Falls Novel series (series numeration from NoveList)
  • Includes excerpt from Book 2 of the author's Promise Falls Novel series, Far from True (pages 489-500)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20379712
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Printing.
Extent
500 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780451472670
Lccn
2015000081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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