|By (author):||Barclay, Linwood|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Crime|
|FICTION / Thrillers / General|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*||The internationally bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and chills of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe with the driving suspense of Dennis Lehane and Harlan Coben, in which a man hears sounds that quite possibly emanate from the dead.|
Paul Davis is hearing some very strange noises in the night. He hears the clickety-click of a manual typewriter--as if someone is vigorously tapping the keys. The eerie sounds began soon after his wife, Charlotte, bought him a classic antique Underwood. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn't hear anything unusual.
Is Paul losing his mind? Maybe. Or is something really there? Eight months ago, he stumbled upon Connecticut's infamous "Apology Killer"--a psychopath who forced his victims to typewrite personal apologies to him before he cut their throats--disposing of two mutilated bodies on Milford's Post Road. Most shocking of all, the killer was his colleague, someone he thought he knew. Paul's been seeing a therapist for months to recover from the nearly fatal encounter, but his nerves and short-term memory have suffered since the traumatic event.
There's only one way to learn if the noises are real or a figment of his hyper-imagination. One night, Paul rolls a sheet of paper into the machine. The next morning, when he checks the page, there is a chilling message:
"We typed our apologies like he asked but he killed us anyway."
As he desperately searches to find a rational explanation for the note and the noises, Paul slowly begins to consider the unthinkable: The message is authentic, and the women butchered by his colleague are reaching out to him from beyond the grave.
|Review Quote*||"Vintage Barclay-an utterly compelling read with a twist you won't see coming. I loved it!" -Shari Lapena, internationally bestselling author of A Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House|
|Biographical Note||LINWOOD BARCLAY is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of numerous acclaimed novels, including Parting Shot, Broken Promise, No Time for Goodbye and Trust Your Eyes, which has been optioned for film.|