Wednesday, January 15, 2014

a WNY suspense novel.

I am from WNY, and it’s pretty boring in our neck of the woods, which is why I was a little surprised that Linwood Barclay set his novel, A Tap on the Window in a small town outside of Buffalo. Well he jazzes the place right up drugs, hitchhikers and murder.

Cal Weaver is an ex-cop and a private detective who recently lost his son to an unfortunate incident involving drugs and a jump out of a window. While waiting at a stop light, a rain-soaked teenage girl raps on the passenger window and asks for a ride home. Claire Sanders, the mayor's daughter, he should definitely give her a lift, right? Cal learns the hard way that he was helping a teenage runaway, and is soon a suspect for a major homicide investigation. So many twist and turns, there’s no way to predict what will happen next.    

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