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Linwood Barclay

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The bestselling novelist and former Toronto Star columnist Linwood Barclay discusses his new book, Fear the Worst (Doubleday, 2009), with Joseph Planta; they discuss the gripping novel about a dad whose daughter vanishes, the Today Show, Margaret Laurence, and more.

Fear the Worst by Michael Awkward. (Doubleday, 2009) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Fear the Worst

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Canada’s international literary sensation, Linwood Barclay joins me now. The best selling and critically acclaimed novelist is here to discuss his newest book, Fear the Worst. It has been described as page-turning, intense, spellbinding, and compelling.

In the book, car salesman Tim finds out his daughter, who’s staying with him for the summer, has vanished. He thought Sydney was working at a local hotel in his suburban Connecticut, however when he checks there they’ve never heard or seen of her. And so ensues the story, asking ourselves how well we really know the ones we love, and what lengths we’d go to protect them. Fear the Worst is published by Doubleday. Linwood Barclay is the 2009 recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award. He is a former Toronto Star columnist, and his two previous books, Too Close to Home and No Time for Goodbye were #1 bestsellers in the United Kingdom. His website is www.linwoodbarclay.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Linwood Barclay; Good morning, Mr. Barclay.