- First published in Great Britain by Orion Books 2013
- ISBN 978-1-4091-4142-6
- library book
- 244 pages
Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that’s what she tells people. She watches the news for stories of missing people, then waits a few days and goes to see the family. She tells them she’s had a vision and that she may know where their missing loved one is—for a price, of course.
from the back of the book
Keisha's latest mark is a man whose wife disappeared a week ago. She's seen him on TV, pleading for his wife to come home or for whoever took her to let her go - an right away she can see the dollar signs too.
But when she pays Wendell Garfield a visit to give him the good news, things don't go exactly according to plan. At first he's sceptical, hostile even. But once she starts telling him about her visions - visions that might just explain why his wife of twenty-one years has been missing for four straight nights - she can tell she's got him hooked.
The trouble is, unbeknownst to her, Keisha's "vision" is uncomfortably close to the truth. And advertising it may be the last thing she wants to do.....
Another page turner from a master story teller. This book is full of twists and turns. Keisha Ceylon is an opportunist, a charlatan who takes advantage of people's misery and gullibility. At the beginning of the book we get some insights into how she "works". She has a bank of clients who consult her from time to time when making big decisions but every now and again opportunity knocks via media coverage of news stories about missing persons. And that is why she approaches Wendell Garfield - his wife has been missing for four days. And that's when Keisha makes a mistake that nearly costs her her life.
These books by Canadian author Linwood Barclay are very readable. They slip down so easily. NEVER SAW IT COMING is probably not as good as TRUST YOUR EYES which I gave 5.0 to, but I have no hesitation in recommending it to you.
My rating: 4.7
I have also reviewed
NO TIME FOR GOODBYE
TOO CLOSE TO HOME
4.5, FEAR THE WORST
4.6, NEVER LOOK AWAY
5.0, TRUST YOUR EYES
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