If you are looking for an exciting page-turner, look no further than Linwood Barclay’s new novel Fear the Worst. The plot is compelling–this is the story of an ordinary father, Tim Blake, whose teen-aged daughter does not come home after a shift at her summer job. When he goes to her workplace to find her, there is no record of her working there and no one knows her. This begins Blake’s hunt for his daughter. Blake is an ordinary middle-ages car salesman caught in extraordinary circumstances, making his fear, anger and obsession very believable. Barclay’s characters are realistic and the plot is filled with twists and turns, adding to the suspense. The pace of the story is relentless–plan to lose some sleep while reading this thriller–it’s hard to put down!