The Twenty-three

The Twenty-three

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition.
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Twist-driven thrillers packed with explosive action are a hallmark of Barclay s career. USA Today
From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the jaw-dropping finale of the Promise Falls Trilogy.
It s May 23, and small town Promise Falls finds itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe with dozens dead from a flu-like virus. Investigator Cal Weaver quickly zeros in on mass poisoning and a tainted water supply.
Meanwhile, a college student has been murdered, and Detective Barry Duckworth recognizes a killer s handiwork from the unsolved homicides of two women in town. Suddenly, the strange events from the last month start to add up .Bloody mannequins in car 23 of an abandoned Ferris wheel a fiery, out-of-control bus with 23 on the back 23 on the hoodie of a man accused of assault.
The motive for hurting the people of this town points to the number 23 and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than ever before."
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410497628
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Barcl
Characteristics: 623 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: 23 [large print]

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jul 29, 2018

For a small town, sure a lot of tragedy going around. Kind of unsatisfying ends to the story lines. Too many characters and story lines. Instead of a trilogy he should've made into several different stand alone books. He's a good story teller and Iike his style, but long and complicated makes me want to give up. Tho I stayed up late to finish this.

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Eil_1
Oct 28, 2017

I've read the previous two of the trilogy. This final episode was intriguing. There were so many characters that at times I became lost in the story. Reading the first two books recently would have made the story line progress more smoothly. At times confusing; at other instances more clear. The book was very good and the ending was 'anti-climatic'. A good read overall.

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JEdwards_1
Apr 23, 2017

Second of a Promise Falls Trilogy by Linwood Barclay. I have enjoyed both of them both. And they end making you wanting to read the next one.

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dickca1wine
Mar 26, 2017

The book needs to have a few middle pages deleted. Otherwise, it was a good read. Because of the draggy middle section, I almost gave up on the book!

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mckeett
Dec 24, 2016

He has an exciting writing style that keeps you hooked, but the story is unbelievable in the extreme. Take Jack the Ripper and multiply the number of dead people by 10. Waste of time.

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gloryb
Dec 22, 2016

This book is part of a trilogy. I hadn't read the other two novels that preceded this one. Consequently, I was inundated with the names of many people and with many references to events in the small town that left me wondering if I should continue reading this book as I couldn't see a storyline happening until more than half-way through this novel. Finally, I got the names straight and, with the author's recapping of previous events, I saw the connections; then the story started to come into shape for me. I finally enjoyed the book. Perhaps this novel isn't a stand alone novel, as a reader lacking the background story feels a wash for a good part of the story. However, after reading this novel, I don't think I would want to spend the time reading the other 2 preceding ones in the Promise Falls series - a thin storyline that would be too drawn out for 3 novels.

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bookhangover
Dec 19, 2016

This is the third book in the Promise Falls Trilogy. It was full of twists and turns.

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KJP48
Dec 15, 2016

I have loved all the Barclay books I've read, he is a master of surprise. Which is why I would only give this last book 3 stars. The ending was sort of anti-climatic. But the characters are very interesting and I did enjoy getting reacquainted with those from first and second books of the trilogy.

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40parachute
Nov 23, 2016

I absolutely loved this book! It was a great finale to the Promise Falls Trilogy! It was 451 pages and I wanted it to be over 1000 pages because I just wanted to keep reading this story! I love Linwood Barclay's books! The way he switches from character to character keeps you on your toes so remember the names of the characters so you don't get lost! I can't wait to read Mr. Barclay's next book!

ehbooklover Nov 19, 2016

Short chapters full of lots of twists and turns plus a bunch of memorable characters made this a page-turner of a read. A great end to a riveting and compelling trilogy.

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