Far From True is the second installment from the Promise Falls series written by Linwood Barclay.
Linwood Barclay is one of my favorite Thriller authors, and Far From True didn’t fail to engage me as a reader and kept me constantly gripped to story until the final pages.
Far From True, is a multi-character led novel, with many interesting characters that help to keep the story engaging and keeps the reader engulfed in the world. The multi-character led story allows for multiple story-lines to be explored, for example some of the various story-lines are the incident at the drive-in movie theater, kidnapping of a child, and two unsolved murders. Despite there being so many characters, the reader is never once lost; each character is well developed and their backgrounds are exposed in a way that allows the reader to feel certain emotions for the characters, such as anger, annoyance, sympathy and respect. The chapters are short, which allows for the pace of the novel to stay fast and engaging. As this is the second installment from the Promise Falls, David a previous character from Broken Promise the first book, which started off this gripping series is carried on into this novel, which I thought was a lovely touch because in all honesty I warmed to David as a character in the previous novel, it was nice to have him within his story. The novel ended in such a way that I cannot wait for the next book!
If you haven’t read any of Linwood Barclay’s novels I cannot highly recommend him enough, any of this novels will keep you engaged and hooked until the last page. I gave this novel 5*