The Twenty-three

The Twenty-three

Book - 2016
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It's the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, finds itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms and dozens have died. But the questions for many, including private investigators Carl Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town?
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Doubleday Canada,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780385687157
038568715X
Characteristics: 453 pages.
Alternative Title: 23

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ehbooklover Nov 19, 2016

Short chapters full of lots of twists and turns plus a bunch of memorable characters made this a page-turner of a read. A great end to a riveting and compelling trilogy.


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JEdwards_1
Apr 23, 2017

Second of a Promise Falls Trilogy by Linwood Barclay. I have enjoyed both of them both. And they end making you wanting to read the next one.

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dickca1wine
Mar 26, 2017

The book needs to have a few middle pages deleted. Otherwise, it was a good read. Because of the draggy middle section, I almost gave up on the book!

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mckeett
Dec 24, 2016

He has an exciting writing style that keeps you hooked, but the story is unbelievable in the extreme. Take Jack the Ripper and multiply the number of dead people by 10. Waste of time.

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gloryb
Dec 22, 2016

This book is part of a trilogy. I hadn't read the other two novels that preceded this one. Consequently, I was inundated with the names of many people and with many references to events in the small town that left me wondering if I should continue reading this book as I couldn't see a storyline happening until more than half-way through this novel. Finally, I got the names straight and, with the author's recapping of previous events, I saw the connections; then the story started to come into shape for me. I finally enjoyed the book. Perhaps this novel isn't a stand alone novel, as a reader lacking the background story feels a wash for a good part of the story. However, after reading this novel, I don't think I would want to spend the time reading the other 2 preceding ones in the Promise Falls series - a thin storyline that would be too drawn out for 3 novels.

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bookhangover
Dec 19, 2016

This is the third book in the Promise Falls Trilogy. It was full of twists and turns.

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KJP48
Dec 15, 2016

I have loved all the Barclay books I've read, he is a master of surprise. Which is why I would only give this last book 3 stars. The ending was sort of anti-climatic. But the characters are very interesting and I did enjoy getting reacquainted with those from first and second books of the trilogy.

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40parachute
Nov 23, 2016

I absolutely loved this book! It was a great finale to the Promise Falls Trilogy! It was 451 pages and I wanted it to be over 1000 pages because I just wanted to keep reading this story! I love Linwood Barclay's books! The way he switches from character to character keeps you on your toes so remember the names of the characters so you don't get lost! I can't wait to read Mr. Barclay's next book!

ehbooklover Nov 19, 2016

Short chapters full of lots of twists and turns plus a bunch of memorable characters made this a page-turner of a read. A great end to a riveting and compelling trilogy.

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