Promise Falls

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605 ratings

A Tap on the Window Summary

When Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenaged girl trying to hitch a lift. Even when she starts tapping on his window. But when she says, 'hey, aren't you Scott's dad?' and he realizes she's one of his son's classmates, he can't really ignore her. OK, so giving a ride to a teenage girl might not be the smartest move, but how much harm could it do?

Over the next 24 hours Cal is about to find out. When the girl, Claire, asks to stop at a restroom on the way home, he's happy to oblige. But the girl who gets back in the car seems strangely nervous, and it's only when they get nearer their destination that Cal realizes she no longer has the nasty cut that he noticed on Claire's hand. After he's finally let her out of the car he remains puzzled and intrigued. But it's only the next morning that he starts to really worry.

That's when the police cruiser turns up at his door and asks him if he gave a lift to a girl the previous night. A girl who has now been found brutally murdered. If Cal is going to clear his name he's going to figure out what Claire was really up to and what part he played in her curious deception. But doing so will involve him in some of the small town of Griffon's most carefully kept secrets - and a conspiracy as bizarre as it is deadly.

Read by Mark Zeisler.

©2013 Linwood Barclay (P)2013 Record Books LLC
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  • Book 0

    • A Tap on the Window

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    When Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenaged girl trying to hitch a lift. Even when she starts tapping on his window. But when she says, 'hey, aren't you Scott's dad?' and he realizes she's one of his son's classmates, he can't really ignore her. OK, so giving a ride to a teenage girl might not be the smartest move, but how much harm could it do? Over the next 24 hours Cal is about to find out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow to get going

    • By Kirstine on 12-01-14

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 1

    • Broken Promise

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn Baker, Brian O'Neill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 463

    The morning it all started, newspaper reporter David Harwood had plenty to worry about. A single parent with no job, forced to return with his young son to the small town of Promise Falls to live with his parents, the future wasn't looking too rosy. So when his mother asked him to look in on his cousin, Marla, who was still not quite right after losing her baby, it was almost a relief to put the disaster his own life had become to one side. The relief wouldn't last long.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Barclay !

    • By Andrea on 13-10-15

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • Far from True

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Brian O’Neill, Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realises the DVDs may contain something even more shocking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No ending!

    • By Lorraine on 21-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • The Twenty-Three

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    A dark cloud of suspicion and fear continues to hang over the town of Promise Falls. A series of bizarre, ominously threatening incidents suggests someone is plotting to take revenge on the town. But who is the perpetrator, and revenge for what? Now the time for threats is over. And the inhabitants are about to discover the truth, with devastating consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant!

    • By J Crosse on 26-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Parting Shot

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Promise Falls Final

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99