The Twenty-Three

By Linwood Barclay

The Twenty-Three (Promise Falls Trilogy) by [Barclay, Linwood]

4 out of 5 stars

The final book in the Promise Falls trilogy starts on the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend. People are getting sick and dropping like flies. The hospital is overrun with sick, dying and dead people. It seems something has happened to the water supply. If you didn’t use any tap water, you are safe. Randall Finley is happily handing out cases of his spring water and hoping it gets him in good with the constituents for when he runs for mayor again. David Harwood has his doubts about good old Randy but he’s busing looking for Sam and her son. Detective Duckworth (my favorite character in the books) has his hands full. Not only are their deaths because of the poisoned water, there is another murder of a woman, in the same vein has two others. All this leading up to what the 23 means and to who.

There is a lot going on in this book, like the other two. At times, I had to think twice about who someone was. There are a lot of different characters. It would probably help to read the first two right before reading this one. My memory is not like it used to be.  David’s storyline seemed odd and out of place but I see it must be leaning to another book in the future. I love the way it all came together. I did not see who was responsible for either thing coming at all. It played out beautifully. The chapters are short and I think that really helped the tension move and move quickly. I think it was the prefect ending to the trilogy and now I will wait to read what happens with David next.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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