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No Show

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Terry lands at San Francisco International Airport ready to start his new life with Sarah, the American journalist he married after a transatlantic love affair. But Sarah’s a no show. Convinced something terrible has happened, Terry reports Sarah’s disappearance to the sheriff, who shrugs it off as a case of a new bride with cold feet. But then dead women start turning up, all with two things in common: each victim had exposed a scandal just before her death...and all of their names appear on a list written by Sarah. As a journalist, Sarah has revealed her share of scandals, and Terry realizes that she’s not missing - she’s on the run.

As his American dream rapidly descends into a waking nightmare, Terry must plunge headlong into the dark recesses of his new homeland to find Sarah before the killer does. But as he nears the truth about Sarah, he realizes she’s very different from the woman he thought he married.

©2013 Simon Wood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Margaret 04/03/2015
    Margaret 04/03/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't bother"

    Weak storyline, terrible English accent in narration, Oscar character sounds ten years old. Won't read another book by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 30/11/2014

    Jane Martin

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    "No Show an excellent read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's fast story that keeps you guessing made this so enjoyable. I loved the two main characters Terry and his new friend Oscar.


    What other book might you compare No Show to, and why?

    I can't compare to any book in particular. I had never heard of this writer but his style is like Linwood Barclay and Harlen Coben.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I like the scene at the start when Terry's new wife did not turn up at the airport. From then on I was gripped.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I listened it 2 days and if maybe I was lucky enough to be on a long flight and had no other distractions I would not have stopped from start to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    I have more Simon Wood books in my wish list and hope they are as good as this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CathyR Wales, UK 26/06/2013
    CathyR Wales, UK 26/06/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Intriguing mystery/thriller with a twist"

    I was hooked from the start, the story gained tension and suspense, enhanced by an excellent narrator, as it evolved. It was quite refreshing, for a change, not to have graphic descriptions of blood and gore. Lots of intrigue and illicit dealings added to the storyline.
    I loved the interaction and developing relationship between Terry and Oscar and how they bounced off each other.
    The ending twist was totally unexpected and very sad for Terry but also showed how twisted some relationships could get although it was left to the reader’s imagination as to the Sheriff’s true intentions.
    Looking forward to more Terry and Oscar.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Malena
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    01/08/13
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    "Great story"

    If you like Simon Wood's previous books you are sure to like this one. I think he is an
    author who gets better and better with each book.
    This story has a fairly simple premise, but Wood gets so much plot out of it, I was quite impressed. Terry is a likable character and you can't help but root for him the whole time. He may not always make the right choices, but his heart is in the right place.
    The plot has many twists and turn and surprising moments. I kept thinking I had it figured out, but never quite did.
    My only complaint is that this narrator had a sort of nebulous English accent for Terry. Sometimes he even sounded Australian. But other than that his reading was good.
    There is mystery, intrigue and suspense in No Show. I recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa B.
    28/07/17
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    "Stranger in a strange land"

    This has got to be one of the most intoxicating reads I've ever read! The suspense is wide open all the way to the end. This author's work is so addicting. It's also creepy as in Stephen King creepy but way better. If you're into audiobooks, the narrator is absolutely wonderful. He does a great voice for all characters, also a great British accent.

    Terry is just arriving to the US from England where he will now live with his American wife who is a reporter. However, Sarah fails to show up at the airport to pick him up. Imagine arriving in another country where you know no one. This is what Terry is facing. He takes transportation to where his new home is only to have to break into the house because he has no keys. There's no sign of his wife or that she has packed to go away. She's just simply disappeared. His neighbor sees him breaking in and calls the cops, which only makes matters worse. Adding to that, he has to wait to report her as missing. Meanwhile, he starts his new job because he doesn't want to get fired before he even gets started. His boss and her sidekick aren't the most pleasant people. They appear to be hiding something. Things only seem to get worse. Women start turning up dead with their tongues cut out. Terry can only wonder if this has anything to Sarah's disappearance. He doesn't know who to trust. He does make one friend so the two of them set out on an investigation of their own. Will he find Sarah? And if he does, will she still be alive?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J Carter
    hannie2
    03/04/17
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    "Met the author who is better than the book"
    What did you love best about No Show?

    The concept. Grabbed me from the beginning. The author said it really happened to him when he arrived in USA -- not sinister but due to a flat tire, so he built the plot on that. Good idea. And the author is a brain scientist also like in the book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A little more satisfying result on the mystery. But, that's just me. & I would have liked better character building on the wife. I would have liked her to have better qualities; and I realize he didn't know her that well, & that was part of the plot & mystery with a rush-into marriage, two people from different countries, etc. And it keep me delving into the book for find out more about her.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He detracted in one area. He made several grown men have the cartoon Calif Surfer voice. "Hey dude, surfs up, hey that's gnarly dude." Come on....


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The beginning was great. Arriving in USA. No show on the wife meeting him at the airport. Where is she? Good start. You could picture it all, and empathize. & when being locked in the ..... I could feel it.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the author so well, that I bought many of his books. We shall see.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laurie Carroll
    26/03/16
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    "Listened to it in 1 day"
    Where does No Show rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    I LOVE his narration voice. His feminine voices are my favorite but the males are usually very good. For some reason, in this series, he chose to make the supporting male voices dumb or valley boy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diane Schmitt
    28/07/15
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    "Great story"

    I have grown to really like Simon Wood's stories. Great combination of action and mystery. He does like to kill off a lot of people! I love how clear of sex and swearing they are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PAOLA
    CORTEGLIA, Switzerland
    09/05/15
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    "No show, no fun"

    A feeble plot, a very superficial description of the characters (if any), narrated in a mocking tone by someone who must have never met an Englishman in person (they do not squeak) or, for that matter, an American (they don't yell and crack jokes ALL the time).

    The two stars are for the good quality of the recording and editing (not something to take for granted!).

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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