Friday, October 4, 2013

A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay


Oct 04, 2013  

Read in October, 2013

I absolutely loved this book!! Linwood Barclay is such a great suspense writer. His books are domestic thrillers with this one being no exception. The main character is Cal Weaver, private investigator. Strange deaths, disappearances of characters, secrets between residents are all part of the crimes going on in Griffon, NY where the book takes place. The book is written in the first person so you feel as if you are solving the crimes with Cal as he goes through his investigations. The reader can only make guesses and learn if they are right as the book progresses. There is another subplot, written in italics, in third person and the reader doesn't learn who the characters involved are in that plot until much later on in the book. The two plots eventually merge into one and it starts to make sense. It just adds to the suspense of the story. Everytime I thought I knew what was going to happen there was a twist. I love reading books with twists. They make it more intriguing. Even though it was a 500 page book it was a quick read. I can't wait until Barclay comes out with his next thriller. He can't write them fast enough for me.


  1. We have similar reading taste. Glad I found your blog. This was one of my Top Ten Books of the Year--one of my favorite authors.

  2. Thanks Rita. I love Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben as well when it comes to suspense writers. I will have to go check out your blog as well.