fear the worst

Fear The Worst

Fear The Worst

Fear The Worst


Title: Fear The Worst
Author: Linwood Barclay
Year of publication: 2009
Rating: 4/5

I still remember the night of August 2019 when there was communication blackout in the state of Kashmir. And by no means I could connect to the world. I remember after I had my dinner. I stared at the black bookshelf of my room in the corner next to the door filled with hundreds of novel. Some of them I had read and some still unlooked, unopened. My hands moving around the smooth dusty surfaces of books when suddenly my fingers stooped on the blue and white coloured book.”Fear the worst” By Linwood Barclay. This 471-page book caught my interest and started reading.

Every page I turned made me more curious and excited to read more and more. This 400-page book filled with humour, romance, comedy, suspense, thrill made me read it in one sitting.

About The Book:

Book “fear the worst” was first published in 2009 by Canadian author Linwood Barclay. The book deals with the missing daughter and that’s just the beginning. At the hotel where she supposedly worked, no one has ever heard of her. Even her closest friends seem to be at a loss. Now, as the days pass without a word. Tim must face the fact that not only is Sydney missing, but the girl he was attracted to Patty, Sydney’s friend is also her lost daughter. Tim’s desperate search for his daughter leads him into a dark world of corruption, exploitation, and murder. Tim Blake is about to learn that the people you think you know best are the ones hiding the dark secrets.


The book is good for beginners and most likely for people who love to read novels in one sitting with complete sense what happened all along. The novel deals with all kinds of stuff, comedy, thrill, murders, romance and fantasy. Writers will learn enough from this book and even the readers. Filled with enough cliff hangers, The novel includes basic English stuff so that readers can get to the end without getting frustrated about what the author is trying to narrate. I rate the novel 4 out of 5.

Everything is great about this novel but my personal favourite paragraph is when Linwood tells about patty and makes a reader visualise exact same view of her:

“Today in addition to the low cut jeans with rips at the knees and thighs, she was wearing a dark blue tee that didn’t come down far enough to hide her pierced navel but did come down low enough to offer a tease of a lacy black bra. Her hair was dirty blond with a few narrow pink streaks going through it and she seemed to be without makeup except for some very bright red lipstick”


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Muneeb Zargar

Muneeb Zargar

My name is Muneeb. Proud Storyteller from Kashmir & an Electronics Engineer by choice.

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