No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

No. of pages: 437
Rating: 6/10

Synopsis: The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family—mother, father, and brother—had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.

Review: I feel quite torn about this book, the plot in itself was a great idea, but as much as I wanted to like it, I felt that the first half of the book dragged. The ending was great, action packed and thrilling like promised, a tad predictable in parts, but there were a few things that I didn't see coming that were played out very well. As for characters, my favourite was Terry, I thought he was well developed and he wasn't perfect, which makes him all the more believable. The reason I've given this a 3/5 is because I think the book is just okay, and not great or amazing. I think it's worth a read, but it's one of those books that once read, it's never picked up again, at least for me.

Highlight for spoilers: I rather like Vince Fleming's character, who turned out to be one of the good guys, even though he's a criminal normally and was insinuated to be the killer. I felt Enid was the typical bad guy, evil with no explanation or reason to be, and that felt way to easy. The biggest shock to me was Rolly though! Never saw that one coming at all, and to think I liked him and thought he was one of the good guys.
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