Title: A Tap on the Window
Author: Linwood Barclay
Original Publication Date: August 06, 2013
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Fiction, Suspense
Goodreads Synopsis: When Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenage girl trying to hitch a ride – even when she starts tapping on his window. But as soon as he realises she’s one of his son’s classmates, he knows he can’t really leave her, alone, on the street.
But nothing prepares him for the consequences of trying to help her out.The next morning he’s gone from Good Samaritan to Murder Suspect, and with one girl dead and another missing, he’s suddenly at the centre of a deadly puzzle that reaches right to the heart of the town – from its bullying police force to its strangely furtive mayor – and finally to one family’s shocking secret.
My Mini Review
The last half of A Tap on the Window was jaw-dropping. My eyes were constantly popping open– I just could NOT put the book down for the last 2-3 hours. I stayed up until the sun rose to finish it.
While the beginning was a little slow going, everything was said and done for a reason. Cal Weaver, our protagonist, may have us focused on one mystery but, there were many more along the way.
The story was action-packed and less revolved around the characters but, I still felt a connection with each one. I rooted for some and was weary about others. I could never pinpoint ‘whodunit’ in any situation, I was blind sighted and shocked thousands of times. I loved the small town setting, how everyone knew each other somehow, and that everything tied together seamlessly.
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Dates Read: April 30-May 21, 2019
My Favorite Quotes
“Sometimes doing the right thing hurts.– Sometimes, doing the right thing is not always worth doing. It’s hard to be right all the time. It’s not an easy way to live your life.”
“We’ve decided we can’t control what our kids do, so we’re just happy if we know where they’re doing it.”
“It didn’t do me any good to dwell on these things. But there were so many to dwell on.”