Until this terrifying moment, David Harwood is just a small-town reporter in need of a break. His paper, the Promise Falls Standard, is struggling to survive. Then he gets a lead that just might be the answer to his prayers: a potential scandal involving a controversial development project for the outskirts of this picturesque upstate New York town. It’s a hot-button issue that will surely sell papers and help reverse the Standard’s fortunes, but strangely, David’s editors keep shooting it down.
That’s a question no longer at the top of David’s list. Now the only thing he cares about is restoring his family. Desperate for any clue, David dives into his own investigation - and into a web of lies and deceit. For with every new piece of evidence he uncovers, David finds more questions - and moves ever closer to a shattering truth.
It's been awhile since I've read a good thriller, and this book ended the drought! Had no idea what to expect and Barclay kept me guessing! You think the plot is heading in one direction, then it suddenly goes down a path you weren't expecting! Want to keep this spoiler-free, so suffice it to say that this is a really well-done thriller that won't disappoint!
Gave this a 4/5 rating as the plot was well paced, had just enough action, the writing was great, and the characters were believable. The ending took me by surprise, and while one of the plot twists was a little too convenient, it was still satisfying. Enjoyed it enough that I'm now going to go back and read his other books. Love finding new-to-me authors!
I received this ARC as part of LibraryThings Early Reviewer program.