Never Look Away

Never Look Away

Never Look Away
UK Edition
Never Look Away
North American Edition



Linwood Barclay is back with more unexpected twists and superb characters in a spine-tingling, mesmerizing thriller about a husband whose wife disappears, along with everything he thought he knew about their life together.

David Harwood, a reporter in Promise Falls, New York, is stressed out. The newspaper he works for is outsourcing jobs to India, he can’t get a solid lead on the corrupt for-profit prison moving to town, and his wife, Jan, is struggling with a bout of depression. As a much-needed break, David and Jan decide to take their four-year-old son, Ethan, to a local amusement park for a day of ice cream, rollercoasters, and carefree fun. But revelry is quickly replaced by panic when, within an hour of arriving at the park, Ethan goes missing. Though he is soon found, panic escalates to full-blown terror when Jan suddenly disappears. Confused and worried, David finds himself desperately searching for any clue that could lead him to his wife – even if it means unraveling a tangle of lies and deception that become more complicated at every turn.


“The tension mounts as Barclay skillfully shows how even the most innocent action can seem suspicious. The surprising twists and appealing characters rank this among the author’s best.” –Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Where has Linwood Barclay been all my life? His is the best thriller I’ve read in five years. I literally couldn’t put it down. The writing is crips; the twists are jolting and completely unexpected.” –Stephen King

“The story moves at the speed of a downhill racer…The characters feel real…Ironclad.” –The Globe and Mail

“This is (Barclay’s) eighth book, and it’s a mighty fine one.”–The Gazette (Montreal)