The Twenty-three

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Berkley Books, 2016 - Fiction - 453 pages
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From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the jaw-dropping finale of the Promise Falls Trilogy.
 
Everything has been leading to this.
 
It's the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms--and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town?
 
Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. A college student has been murdered, and he's seen the killer's handiwork before--in the unsolved homicides of two other women in town. Suddenly, all the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up...
 
Bloody mannequins found in car "23" of an abandoned Ferris wheel...a fiery, out-of-control bus with "23" on the back, that same number on the hoodie of a man accused of assault...
 
The motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23--and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than he's ever been before...

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User Review  - musichick52 - LibraryThing

I had read the first volume of this trilogy but not the second. I had no trouble jumping right into this third and concluding installment. This is a very real scenario. The town's water supply is ... Read full review

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User Review  - CheryleFisher - LibraryThing

THROUGHOUT THE TRILOGY THE THEME OF 23 WAS EVIDENT, WITH THIS BOOK THE MYSTERY IS REVEALED. I AM SO GLAD I WAITED UNTIL ALL THREE WERE AVAILABLE. I HAD A HARD TIME PUTTING ANY OF THE THREE DOWN. VERY READABLE AND VERY WELL WRITTEN. THIS AUTHOR HAS NOT FAILED TO BRING GREAT READING TO THE PUBLIC. Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Linwood Barclay is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of fifteen critically acclaimed novels, including Far from True, Broken Promise, No Safe House, A Tap on the Window, Trust Your Eyes, and No Time for Goodbye. Several of his novels have been optioned for film and television.

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