Saturday, October 22, 2016

"The Twenty-Three" (Promise Falls Trilogy) by Linwood Barclay

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"I know I won't be able to get them all. But I hope I'll be able to get enough.".....

Its the final book of the "Promise Falls Trilogy." Detective Barry Duckworth recognizes a serial killer is at work in their little town. So many disturbing things are going on. 

It's Memorial Day, May the 23rd, in Promise Falls, N.Y. People are becoming sick in droves. Some are dying. Over the past month the number "23" has been appearing at the scenes of some very bizarre happenings. 

Private investigator Cal Weaver is also back in this book. He's trying to figure out if the town has been poisoned and why would anyone do such a thing. Is some one exacting some sort of revenge? What would they have to gain by killing, or sickening so many?

If they can figure out the meaning of "23" perhaps they'll find their killer. Who will it be? Will Detective Duckworth and Cal survive? How many residents of "Promise Falls" will die? Will the killer get away? With a surprise "who done it," I would have never guessed the ending! 

I really liked this trilogy. Well written, unusual situations, and great characters. Everything is wrapped up from the previous two books. The author says it's the final book, but the ending was so good, and I can see future opportunities to return to "Promise Falls."

Thank you Linwood Barclay, NetGalley, and Berkley Publishing Group.