Linwood Barclay’s thrillers have been international bestsellers. Trust Your Eyes, an intriguing novel with a unique premise, has been optioned for film. The Associated Press said, “Linwood Barclay has established himself alongside the masters of suburban fiction.”
In just-released Broken Promise, unemployed journalist David Harwood, grieving his wife’s untimely death, moves with his young son back to his parents’ home in Promise Falls, New York. One morning, David visits his cousin Marla, who has been acting strangely since having lost her baby during childbirth a year ago. Shockingly, David discovers Marla holding a 10 month-old baby boy who Marla says is her son. David begins investigating the child’s true identity; nothing is really as it seems, and Marla’s mysterious child is merely the tip of the iceberg.