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A Tap on the Window

Hailed as “a suspense master” by Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now reveals the dark side of a small town --- and the even darker secrets that hide there...

It’s been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can’t move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake.

A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She’s the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something’s not right with the girl or the situation. But it’s too late. He’s already involved.

Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets one by one.

That’s his second big mistake.

A Tap on the Window
by Linwood Barclay

  • Publication Date: August 6, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Hardcover
  • ISBN-10: 0451414187
  • ISBN-13: 9780451414182