The Twenty-three

The Twenty-three

Large Print - 2017
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Everything has been leading to this. It's the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar symptoms--vomiting, dizziness, loss of consciousness--and dozens are dying. And those investigating the cause of the epidemic quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from poisoning this town? And what is their motivation? Meanwhile, as tragedies mount and the number of suspects grows larger, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. He knows that the killer of Olivia Fisher and Rosemary Gaynor is still out there. And what's more, he knows that the mystery behind the significance of the number 23 is growing and is linked to a much larger scheme than he'd originally imagined. Detective Duckworth will have to race to put together all the pieces of this puzzle to stop someone's sinister revenge plot.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9781410497628
Characteristics: 625 pages ;,23 cm.


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Jul 29, 2018

For a small town, sure a lot of tragedy going around. Kind of unsatisfying ends to the story lines. Too many characters and story lines. Instead of a trilogy he should've made into several different stand alone books. He's a good story teller and Iike his style, but long and complicated makes me want to give up. Tho I stayed up late to finish this.

Oct 28, 2017

I've read the previous two of the trilogy. This final episode was intriguing. There were so many characters that at times I became lost in the story. Reading the first two books recently would have made the story line progress more smoothly. At times confusing; at other instances more clear. The book was very good and the ending was 'anti-climatic'. A good read overall.

Apr 23, 2017

Second of a Promise Falls Trilogy by Linwood Barclay. I have enjoyed both of them both. And they end making you wanting to read the next one.

Mar 26, 2017

The book needs to have a few middle pages deleted. Otherwise, it was a good read. Because of the draggy middle section, I almost gave up on the book!

Dec 24, 2016

He has an exciting writing style that keeps you hooked, but the story is unbelievable in the extreme. Take Jack the Ripper and multiply the number of dead people by 10. Waste of time.

Dec 22, 2016

This book is part of a trilogy. I hadn't read the other two novels that preceded this one. Consequently, I was inundated with the names of many people and with many references to events in the small town that left me wondering if I should continue reading this book as I couldn't see a storyline happening until more than half-way through this novel. Finally, I got the names straight and, with the author's recapping of previous events, I saw the connections; then the story started to come into shape for me. I finally enjoyed the book. Perhaps this novel isn't a stand alone novel, as a reader lacking the background story feels a wash for a good part of the story. However, after reading this novel, I don't think I would want to spend the time reading the other 2 preceding ones in the Promise Falls series - a thin storyline that would be too drawn out for 3 novels.

Dec 19, 2016

This is the third book in the Promise Falls Trilogy. It was full of twists and turns.

Dec 15, 2016

I have loved all the Barclay books I've read, he is a master of surprise. Which is why I would only give this last book 3 stars. The ending was sort of anti-climatic. But the characters are very interesting and I did enjoy getting reacquainted with those from first and second books of the trilogy.

Nov 23, 2016

I absolutely loved this book! It was a great finale to the Promise Falls Trilogy! It was 451 pages and I wanted it to be over 1000 pages because I just wanted to keep reading this story! I love Linwood Barclay's books! The way he switches from character to character keeps you on your toes so remember the names of the characters so you don't get lost! I can't wait to read Mr. Barclay's next book!

ehbooklover Nov 19, 2016

Short chapters full of lots of twists and turns plus a bunch of memorable characters made this a page-turner of a read. A great end to a riveting and compelling trilogy.

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