Far From True

Far From True

A Promise Falls Novel

Book - 2016
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"When private investigator Cal Weaver looks into a break-in at the home of a recently deceased man, he uncovers far more than he is prepared for after he finds a hidden room in the basement. All evidence points to the room being used for salacious activity. Perhaps something illegal. He also finds that a cache of DVDs has been stolen from the room and soon realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in. But there is something even darker than thievery in town. Detective Barry Duckworth is doggedly trying to solve two murders, one of which is three years old. He believes the killings are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. And the key to his mystery may lie with Cal Weaver's own labyrinthine case. As the lies begin to unravel, and another murder happens, Cal and Barry find themselves headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as they uncover more startling truths about Promise Falls. Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results"--
Publisher: New York, New York : New American Library, [2016]
ISBN: 9780451472700
Branch Call Number: Barclay, L
Characteristics: 469 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 29, 2018

The second book of the trilogy didn't tie up much, just added a whole bunch of unecessary characters and he has no qualms of killing off even main characters. I think I could've missed book number 2 and went on to 3. He's a good story teller tho. It's just like he's trying to cram 5 books in one.

Mar 11, 2018

Private investigator, Cal Weaver looks into a break in at a deceased man's home. He finds a hidden room in the basement. Detective Barry Duckworth is trying to solve two murders and believes that they are all connected. Cal and Barry team up and find themselves uncovering more about Promise Falls. I enjoyed this book very much.

Mar 19, 2017

Linwood Barclay has written another great book. It's the 2nd book in his Promose Falls trilogy. The problem with trilogies is that you forget what happened in the previous book(s). I'm looking forward to the last book which is available now. Great read!

Oct 22, 2016

On other great book in the Pleasant Falls series. Left riveted at the end. Can't wait for the next one!

May 18, 2016

Soooooooooo riveting! Loved the characters - hated the sleezy characters so much I wanted bad things to happen to them! Linwood Barclay is such a great mystery fiction writer...can't get enough of his books...this is a trilogy...cannot wait to read the next book!

May 17, 2016

Far From True --- by --- Linwood Barclay.

For a small town in upstate New York, Pleasant Falls, the locale for Barclay`s ongoing novel, sure has its share of whackos, slime balls, and just plain murderers. There sure are a lot of murderers. For those readers who like to be a couple of pages ahead of the story this story is frustrating ``cause there`s a lot of things comin` out of left field that you just didn`t see comin`; makes for good readin` though. Now the ending, well its like someone tore a chapter out of the book. Reckon LB is just setting the stage for his next book. But pretty good and entertaining murder mystery none the less.

Apr 06, 2016

The trouble with trilogies is trying to remember what happened in the previous book. Once the characters were sorted out, the story continued with the many mysteries in Promise Falls. The introduction to the 3rd (and hopefully final) installment hinted that an evil individual is at play. Based on the statements made by the ex-mayor, I suspect he may have something to do with these terrible events (?)

ehbooklover Apr 03, 2016

Book #2 of the Promise Falls series turned out to be another great read by an author who I'd almost given up on. Short chapters told from various different perspectives, interesting characters, plus lots of twists and turns kept me reading this book for an entire day instead of actually getting stuff done. And because of the huge cliff hanger ending, I cannot wait until the final book of this trilogy comes out later this year.


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