ABOUT THE BOOK
Tech millionaire Miles Cookson has more money than he can ever spend, and everything he could dream of–except time. He has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and there is a fifty percent chance that it can be passed on to the next generation. For Miles, this means taking a long hard look at his past . . .
Two decades ago, a young, struggling Miles was a sperm donor. Somewhere out there, he has kids–nine of them. And they might be about to inherit both the good and the bad from him–maybe his fortune, or maybe something much worse.
As Miles begins to search for the children he’s never known, aspiring film documentarian Chloe Swanson embarks on a quest to find her biological father, armed with the knowledge that twenty-two years ago, her mother used a New York sperm bank to become pregnant.
When Miles and Chloe eventually connect, their excitement at finding each other is overshadowed by a series of mysterious and terrifying events. One by one, Miles’s other potential heirs are vanishing–every trace of them wiped, like they never existed at all.
Who is the vicious killer–another heir methodically erasing rivals? Or is something even more sinister going on?
It’s a deadly race against time . .
Miles Cookson is one of the good guys in the world. He is a self-made millionaire and single, but he has heard that he has a genetic condition that will eventually kill him. As a young struggling student, he had been a sperm donor, so he is determined to discover what ‘children’ he has out in the world. He intends to leave his money to them and let them know that they too could carry this devastating gene.
What a refreshing storyline this was. I liked Miles straight away, even with all his money, he didn’t see himself as better than anyone else. He enjoyed the luxuries it brought with it but valued people for who they were not what they had. On the other end of this spectrum is a couple of young people trying to find their biological father.
I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story and picking out the similarities and differences of nature and nurture amongst them. It is a very twisty story full of surprises and shocks that caught me out time and time again. It wasn’t a book that could be put down because it felt like I was up against the clock.
The story revolves around money and how the characters view its worth. It brings out the best and the worst in people. A complete story that ties up all the ends. A great book.
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linwood Barclay is an international bestselling crime and thriller author with over twenty critically acclaimed novels to his name, including the phenomenal number one bestseller No Time For Goodbye. Every Linwood Barclay book is a masterclass in characterisation, plot and the killer twist, and with sales of over 7 million copies globally, his books have been sold in more than 39 countries around the world and he can count Stephen King, Shari Lapena and Peter James among his many fans.
Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, and Linwood wrote the screenplay for the film based on his bestselling novel Never Saw It Coming. He is currently working with eOne to turn the Promise Falls trilogy into a series. Born in the US, his parents moved to Canada just as he was turning four, and he’s lived there ever since. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha. They have two grown children.