Never Look Away

“The best thriller I’ve read in five years.”—Stephen King

A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events. Until this terrifying moment, David Harwood is just a small-town reporter in need of a break. Now the only thing he cares about is restoring his family. Desperate for any clue, David dives into his own investigation—and into a web of lies and deceit. For with every new piece of evidence he uncovers, David finds more questions—and moves ever closer to a shattering truth.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Linwood Barclay's The Accident.

Praise for Never Look Away

“Outstanding . . . The tension mounts. . . . The surprising twists and appealing characters rank this among the author’s best.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The writing is crisp; the twists are jolting and completely unexpected.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“Mr. Barclay can flawlessly assume the voice of a small-town American dad.”The New York Times
“Plenty of surprises and twists.”Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Never Look Away - Linwood Barclay Summary

Never Look Away (German: Werk ohne Autor, lit. 'Work Without Author') is a 2018 German drama film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. It was nominated for a Golden Lion at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and for a Golden Globe by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It was finally nominated for two Academy Awards at the 91st Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography categories. This was only the second time that a German-language film by a German director was nominated for an Oscar in multiple categories, the other film being Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot 36 years prior...

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Never Look Away2 star

This book is ok. I found it to be very frustrating to read. 25


Never Look Away5 star

This is one great, exciting book! Excellent plot, wonderful characters, edge of your seat nail biting suspense. Do yourself a favor and read this one. 55

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Never Look Away5 star

Fantastic read! Amazing author.......going to need more titles pretty soon. 55

Joyce Fulton

Linwood Barclay5 star

This author is great! Went out and purchased all his books. 55

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