Never Saw it Coming
Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that's what it says on her business card. What Keisha actually does for a living is she watches the news for stories about people who have gone missing. She gives it a few days, then makes her move - telling the distraught family that she's had a vision about their missing loved one and may just have a clue to where they could be found. Which she'd be happy to reveal - for a modest fee, of course. Keisha's latest mark is a man who's 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 - and right away she can see 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 had 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...Never Saw it Coming is based on the novella Clouded Vision, which was published as part of the Quick Reads programme in 2011.
A chilling story of double-dealing, fraud and murder from the number one bestseller
Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. He is the author of three acclaimed Zack Walker mysteries, a former columnist for the Toronto Star, and is the author of the Richard & Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and number one besteller, No Time For Goodbye.