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February 2019 Fiction: Canadian

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Far From True
A Promise Falls Novel
By (author): Linwood Barclay
9780385693158 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense Feb 26, 2019
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.14 x 8 x 1.17 in 512 pages Doubleday Canada Anchor Canada
From the Canadian king of suspense comes the second installment in the bestselling Promise Falls Trilogy—an edge-of-your-seat thriller with a startling twist.

New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers the second spine-chilling thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls.

After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a break-in at her father’s house. Cal discovers a hidden room where salacious activities have taken place—as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But it may not be the discs the thief was interested in….

Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead. But where they lead may be more horrific than either man can imagine.

Series Overview: Promise Falls Trilogy: #2

Publication History: Doubleday Canada, HC (03/2016)


SIMULTANEOUS PUBLICATION: All three books in the Promis Falls Trilogy (A Broken Promise, Far From True, The Twenty-Three) will be published at the same time, so readers can binge on Barclay.

SOON TO BE TV: The Promise Falls series has been optioned for television, with Barclay writing the pilot episode and working in collaboration with Lynn Coady (Mary Kills People, Orphan Black), who will be a consultant for the show.

SECOND IN AN EXPLOSIVE SERIES: New York Times-bestselling author Barclay follows up the riveting Broken Promise with this exhilarating sequel, also set in the secretive town of Promise Falls.

BEST IN THE GENRE: Barclay is consistently recognized for his killer thrillers. A Tap on the Window was one of The Boston Globe’s Best Crime Novels of the Year and one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year. Trust Your Eyes has been optioned for film and was one of The Boston Globe’s Ten Best Crime Books of the Year, as well as one of Library Journal’s Best Thrillers of the Year.

A SHOCKING CONCLUSION: In classic Barclay style, this book’s twists and turns will leave readers on the edges of their seats, culminating in a shocking conclusion.

LINWOOD BARCLAY is the multi-million copy #1 internationally bestselling author of seventeen previous novels for adults, including Broken Promise, Far From True, The Twenty-Three, No Safe House; A Tap on the Window; Trust Your Eyes; Never Saw It Coming, and two thrillers for children. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He wrote the screenplay adaptation for his novel Never Saw It Coming, and his book The Accident has been made into a television series in France.

Author Residence: Toronto, ON

Author Hometown: Darien, CT


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Author Social Media: Twitter: @linwood_barclay| Facebook: LinwoodBarclay

“Excellent.” -Stephen King

“Fans will love Far From True.”—The Globe and Mail

“In this excellent sequel to 2015’s Broken Promise, bestseller Barclay’s knack for realistic characterizations makes each person, even the nasty ones, stand out.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[A] dark and dizzy tour de force…from one of the most reliable craftsmen in crime fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews

“You can bet that Barclay—an international bestseller who counts Stephen King as a fan—will deliver the thrills.”—Ottawa Citizen

“A heady mix of small-town politics, sex and murder. Barclay writes terrific suburban thrillers, and his characters feel like real people.”—The Associated Press

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