Walt

Walt

A Novel

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
From author Russell Wangersky, comes a dark, psychological thriller about a man named Walt, a grocery store cleaner who collects the shopping lists people leave in the store and discard without thought. In his fifties, abandoned, he says, by his now-missing wife Mary, Walt is pursued by police detectives unsatisfied with the answers he's given about her disappearance. Almost invisible to the people who pass him every day, the grocery lists he collects, written on everything from cancelled cheques to mortgage statements to office stationery, give him a personal hold over those who both ignore him and unwittingly disclose facets of their lives to him. When a new cold case squad is formed in St. John's to look into Mary's disappearance, the detectives begin to realize that Walt may be involved in more than just his wife's disappearance. Set in modern-day Newfoundland, and told from the perspectives of the killer, the victim and the police, after reading Walt , you'll be sure to never let your shopping list fall to the floor ever again.
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, Spiderline,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781770894679
1770894675
Branch Call Number: FIC WANG
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 21 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

a
abcDena
Mar 16, 2017

I thought this book was getting good around page 50-60, but it didn't. The narrator's obsessive rambling isn't even a bit interesting and I keep waiting for something to "happen" as my mind wanders off the page. I can't read more than a page or two at a time, that's how bad it sucks. I'm dumping this one.

l
LexiLou2
Oct 05, 2016

I'm not sure at what point this book becomes "a thriller" - I slammed it shut out of boredom and frustration after about 100 pages. Disappointing. The synopsis sounded promising.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at APL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top