Fear the worst: A Thriller

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Your daughter doesn't come home one night from her summer job. You go there looking for her. No one's seen her. But it's worse than that. No one's ever seen her. So where has she been going every day? And where is she now? In Linwood Barclay's riveting new thriller, an ordinary man's desperate search for his daughter leads him into a dark world of corruption, exploitation, and murder. Tim Blake is about to learn that the people you think you know best are the ones harboring the biggest secrets. Tim is an average guy. He sells cars. He has an ex-wife. She's moved in with a man whose moody son spends more time online than he should. His girlfriend is turning out to be a bit of a flake. It's not a life without hassles, but nothing will prepare Tim for the nightmare that's about to begin. Sydney vanishes into thin air. At the hotel where she supposedly worked, no one has ever heard of her. Even her closest friends seem to be at a loss. Now, as the days pass without word, Tim must face the fact that not only is Sydney missing, but that the daughter he's loved and thought he knew is a virtual stranger. As he retraces Sydney's steps, Tim discovers that the suburban Connecticut town he always thought of as idyllic is anything but. What he doesn't know is that his every move is being watched. There are others who want to find Syd as much as Tim does. But they're not planning a Welcome Home party. The closer Tim comes to the truth, the closer he comes to every parent's worst nightmare--and the kind of evil only a parent's love has a chance in hell of stopping. From the Hardcover edition.
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9780553807165
9780553906967
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Level 4.3, 17 Points
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display_description Long and short of it--Barclay delivers on the hype. Fear the Worst starts with one of the better opening lines I've read in a while: "The morning of the day I lost her, my daughter asked me to scramble her some eggs." It's such a simple sentence, speaking of everyday domesticity. You can picture a father. You can picture a daughter. Yet you're already filled with dread. A bad thing has happened. And yeah, for the next four hundred pages, the bad thing gets a lot worse.
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subject_facet Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Suspense fiction
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