After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realises the DVDs may contain something even more shocking.
Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders - one of which is three years old - he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound.
As the lies begin to unravel, Cal is headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as his search uncovers more startling truths about Promise Falls. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead. Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town - as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results.
©2016 Linwood Barclay (P)2016 Recorded Books LLC
Enjoyable listen to the initial book in the series. Characters further developed with good plot line and now enjoying the voices for each character. Building to a good finale.
Really enjoy Linwood Barkley books... Unfortunately he is dragging this story out too long and not putting an ending in. The long gap between book releases means you've forgotten a lot of the previous story and there was no recap. A novel should have a beginning, middle and end, the promise falls novels unfortunately do not. Still an enjoyable read but wait till there is an ending and read them all together.
"Be warned the story ends abruptly"
You need to listen to the first in the series. We did this and the story merged. The narration was good and there were many twists to the story. Suddenly it ends with obviously a sequel in mind. This is a pity and feel each book should be complete.
"Too many loose ends"
Enjoyed it but too much left for the next book. Seemed like had chapters missing.
"Oh my god!!!"
I can not believe I have to wait until November for the next book!! Brilliant second book I love all the promise falls characters and quite fancy Cal if that's possible lol!! Can't wait for the next one!! Please hurry!!
The pauses between chapters is quite long I thought on a few occasions it had stopped quite annoying!!
I am so disappointed in this book. It was a reasonably good read until it ended abruptly in the middle of the story! Will never buy another Linwood Barclay book. I feel really cheated and have wasted so much time.
Leaves you in the lurch at the end. Still don't know "who done it". Got to get next book.
i am loving this series. very well narrated. cant stop listening. characters are so beleivable. i find myself getting really involved. great author.
"Great if you have read the first book"
I liked it but felt that the way the book was laid out, it felt like a book complied from a serialisation from a magazine. There were a lot of description about events that we, the reader, were previously aware of in the book. As in book one it ends without a proper conclusion, if anything it is there to set up the third book. The performances as always are great. Anyway, what's do I know?
"Disliked this book"
Very muddled story.NO CONCLUSION ending.
Not a book without an ending
A waste of my credit
With Far From True, the town of Promise Falls is definitely getting weirder in this, the second novel in the Promise Falls series. Barclay does an excellent job of picking up a lot of the loose threads left dangling after Book 1 - Broken Promises (I would strongly recommend that new visitors to Promise Falls start right at the beginning with Book 1). Can't wait to see how this all winds up in the final instalment. Very highly recommended.
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