Take Your Breath Away

Take Your Breath Away

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A Richard & Judy Book Club Selection
Times Bestseller
Irish Times
Toronto Star #1 Canadian Fiction Bestseller

A missing woman. A husband suspected.
The truth will … Take Your Breath Away

Linwood Barclay is…

‘A suspense master’ Stephen King
‘In a class of his own’ T.M. Logan
‘One of the finest thriller writers in the world’ Mark Billingham

It’s always the husband, isn’t it? 

One weekend, while Andrew Mason was on a fishing trip, his wife, Brie, vanished without a trace. Most people assumed Andy had got away with murder, but the police couldn’t build a strong case against him. For a while, Andy hit rock bottom – he drank too much, was abandoned by his friends, nearly lost his business and became a pariah in the place he had once called home.

Now, six years later, Andy has put his life back together. He’s sold the house he shared with Brie and moved away for a fresh start. When he hears his old house has been bulldozed and a new house built in its place, he’s not bothered. He’s settled with a new partner, Jayne, and life is good.

But Andy’s peaceful world is about to shatter. One day, a woman shows up at his old address, screaming, ‘Where’s my house? What’s happened to my house?’ And then, just as suddenly as she appeared, the woman – who bears a striking resemblance to Brie – is gone. The police are notified and old questions – and dark suspicions – resurface.

Could Brie really be alive after all these years? If so, where has she been? It soon becomes clear that Andy’s future, and the lives of those closest to him, depends on discovering what the hell is going on. The trick will be whether he can stay alive long enough to unearth the answers…


Sunday Times Bestseller

Irish Times Bestseller

“[Exhibits] Barclay’s remarkable strengths in plotting and characterisation. Perhaps only John Grisham is his equal in creating show-stealing supporting characters.”Sunday Times 

“Twisty”Sunday Express 

“Another twisting and ingenious thriller from suspense-meister Linwood.”The Sun 

“If you want someone to jangle your nerves and mess with you mind, Barclay’s your man.”– SAGA 

“With a tight and pacey plot, this is another classic from Linwood Barclay, sure to mislead you from start to finish.” – Magic Radio

 Take Your Breath Away combines Linwood Barclay’s typically wry humour and pacy plot with an endearing cast of characters.”–Choice

“Linwood Barclay once again proves himself a master of pace, structure, and suspense. Take Your Breath Away had me guessing and turning pages all night, and I still didn’t figure it out till the end. Gripping, propulsive, and surprising – he wasn’t kidding, I’m breathless”—David Koepp

“Nothing is more satisfying than tucking into a new Linwood Barclay novel”—Shari Lapena