Find You First

A novel by Linwood Barclay.

Linwood Barclay

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.. (From HarperLuxe)

Find You First is available in May 2021.

Linwood Barclay is an American Canadian thriller writer, with almost 20 books to his credit. His books include the adult thrillers Broken Promise, A Noise Downstairs, Elevator Pitch and the middle-grade novels Escape and Chase.

Interviews with Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay at home

The National

8 years ago
The best-selling Canadian author's crime novels are critically acclaimed around the world, yet he's little-known here at home, Deana Sumanac reports 3:43
Best-selling author Linwood Barclay is a master of keeping his readers guessing. The mystery author talks to Candy about the art of wrapping up a trilogy, and the keys to being a master of suspense. 16:34
Thriller writer Linwood Barclay, author most recently of Elevator Pitch, on why he rereads the classic detective novels of Ross Macdonald. 1:30

Linwood Barclay talks about the art of writing crime fiction

CBC Books

11 months ago
In the CBC Books 'Why I Write' series, Canadian authors talk about what literature means to them. 4:11


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