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No Show

(Terry Sheffield #1)

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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  685 ratings  ·  76 reviews

Englishman Terry Sheffield has just arrived in San Francisco to start his new life with Sarah, the investigative journalist he married after a transatlantic love affair. But Sarah never shows up at the airport

When Terry reports his wife as missing, the police chalk it up to a new bride with cold feet. Then one murdered woman after another turns up, all with something in

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Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Thomas & Mercer
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James Thane
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Englishman Terry Sheffield and American Sarah Morton conduct a trans-Atlantic relationship after meeting on a vacation in Costa Rica. While Terry is visiting in the U.S., they get married in Vegas, but then Terry has to return to the U.K. to complete the paperwork that will allow him to live and work in the U.S.

Six months after Terry and Sarah last saw each other on their honeymoon, the paperwork is completed, Terry has left his old life and his job in England and has landed a new job at a
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Kathy Cunningham
Simon Woods NO SHOW is a by-the-numbers mystery that reads like a made-for-TV movie. Englishman Terry Sheffield met free-lance reporter Sarah Monroe on vacation in Costa Rica a few months later, they were married and Terry was moving to California. But when he steps off the plane in San Francisco, Sarah is nowhere to be found. She isnt at the airport, she doesnt answer her cell, and she isnt at their newly-purchased home in the suburbs. Terry is desperate to find her, but the local sheriff isnt ...more
Kay Oliver
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gripping from the start

This was a great crime-mystery-thriller. I was kept on my toes through the whole story. I loved the characters, they were all well-rounded, believable and easy to fall for. If you love suspense, definitely grab a copy.
Pat
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow

What a read. Page turner. Holds your interest. I read in three days a year record for me. I had the bad guy pegged wrong.
Elizabeth A.
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite the long journey, Englishman Terry Sheffield arrives in San Francisco from London with a bounce in his step. Green Card in hand, he's ready to start his new life with American wife, Sarah. The two met while on holiday in Costa Rica, and after a whirlwind romance were married. Now, after being apart for 6 months due to bureaucratic red tape, things have finally lined up for the newlyweds.

Only, Sarah isn't there to meet him at the airport. After waiting for several hours, hoping she was
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Karen
Oct 04, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I truly cannot believe this book received so many positive reviews. It ranks right up there with the worst books I've ever read. I only finished it out of morbid curiosity. I wanted to see how it would end, but I was only disappointed. The writing was simply terrible. The action was boring and the dialogue ridiculous. He uses words incorrectly, or at least in a way no one uses them. It's as if he looked up a word in the Thesaurus and picked the first one that popped up as its replacement. Did ...more
Lynda Kelly
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
The author left this book perhaps open for a sequel as he did The One That Got Away, another 5* read for me. There were definitely things left "hanging" that could maybe resolved in another story featuring Terry and Oscar.
Oscar was probably my favourite character. What a nice guy, although I thought Oscar Mayer was a film director !! Hehehe....the humourous little asides really made me laugh and I wonder if this English author's irony gets lost on his now-native readers....I really liked his
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Andreas
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-my-edition
Starts off exciting, but grows increasingly irritating as the plot progresses. This is mainly due to two things:
1. The woman the protagonist is fighting to find just does not seem owrth finding. Everyone he talks to dislikes her, she seems to have no redeeming quality except her good looks. As a reader, I never understood what the protagonist sees in her.
2. Time and time again, the protagonist does not perform to the best of his ability, which is just plain frustrating.

It is a shame, because
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Aimee
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another Winner!

This is one more Simon Wood book that is hard to put down!

This book did start a little slow. But after the first few chapters it started to pick up. Then it didn't slow down. When I was 97% finished ( I am reading on my Kindle ) everything shifted, not what you thought would happen at all! Simon Wood is really good at surprise endings.

This is definitely for the Mystery & Suspense enthusiasts. Great characters. Unexpected twists and turns. A great read.
Deanna
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Definitely not a No Show

A thoroughly enjoyable 'show' of how life can throw you many a curve and love can lead you through it. All sown together by multiple unexpected twists at it's end.
Kathy Randol
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeps you up at night!

Simon Wood did it again. This book has so many twists and turns. I really enjoyed the main character, Terry. Coming to America only to find your wife missing. This chap went through thick and thin to find Sarah.

This is a page turner.....A must read.

Holly Pollinger
Apr 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
No show no go

no show was not a book I would recommend. not particularly well written, it is a time filler and not particularly pleasant or thrilling.
Lisa
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be one of the most intoxicating reads I've ever read! The suspense is wide open all the way to the end. This author's work is so addicting. It's also creepy as in Stephen King creepy but way better. If you're into audiobooks, the narrator is absolutely wonderful. He does a great voice for all characters, also a great British accent.

Terry is just arriving to the US from England where he will now live with his American wife who is a reporter. However, Sarah fails to show up at the
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Barbara
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was masterfully plotted, who did it ? I had no idea until it was revealed within the pages.
Laura Alber
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can always count on a good read by Simon Wood. After I finally finished a not so great book, my trusty Kindle showed me my recommendations, and thankfully, a Simon Wood I had yet to read! I gobbled it up quickly, as in finished it in one night. That's the good and bad thing about Wood's books, they're nearly impossible to put down once you start. This one included!
Andrea Ika
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title : No Show

Author : Simon Wood

Genre: thriller

Publisher : Thomas & Mercer

Release : June 25,2013

Rating : 4 stars



Book blurb

Englishman Terry Sheffield has just arrived in San Francisco to start his new life with Sarah, the investigative journalist he married after a transatlantic love affair. But Sarah never shows up at the airport.

When Terry reports his wife as missing, the police chalk it up to a new bride with cold feet. Then one murdered woman after another turns up, all with something
...more
Gloria Feit
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The opening page of Simon Woods terrific new novel finds his protagonist, Terry Sheffield, arriving in San Francisco from his native England, where he ready and eager to start his new life in a new country with his new wife. They had met 18 months before in Costa Rica while on holiday, followed swiftly by an international love affair and a whirlwind marriage (a wedding in Las Vegas, of all places); they had not seen each other since the honeymoon six months ago. Thirty years old, a ...more
Nancy Silk
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Simon Wood Has Created Another Riveting Story"

This is another edge-of-your seat novel from favorite author, Simon Wood. Arriving on a Boeing 747 to San Francisco, Terry Sheffield is excited to be arriving from England to join his wife, Sarah. They've only been married for six months, and haven't seen each other since their honeymoon as the U.S. Immigration Service had delayed his residency via slow processing of paperwork. He's anxious to see Sarah waiting as he walks through the Arrivals Area
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Sharon
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terry Sheffield is thrilled; the ICE hoops have been jumped through and he's finally returning to the San Francisco Bay Area from England. His wife, Sarah, is to meet him at the airport ... except that she isn't there. No messages, nothing. When he gets to their home, he discovers that she isn't there, either.

And then dead women start showing up ... women she knows about in her capacity as an investigative reporter. Somehow, Terry finds himself in the cross-hairs of the local sheriff as a
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Donna Warner
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Show A Highly Recommended Read July 9/14
A British bio-tech scientist meets a woman while on vacation in Costa Rica and falls in love. After a 6 month long distance relationship, they get married in Las Vegas. When Terry gets his immigration approval, he travels to their new home and waits impatiently at the airport for Sarah to pick him up. She doesnt show up or answer her phone. After breaking into his new home, he gets arrested and discovers that his wife has not been home for at least ten
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Cathy Ryan

Terry arrives in the US from England having left his home, friends and family to relocate and live with his American wife who he met while on holiday. Arriving at San Francisco airport Terry waits for Sarah to meet him there but she's a no show. And so Terrys problems begin

Having no key he has to break into his house and is seen by a neighbour who calls the police. Terry is arrested and eventually released and although there are no signs of a struggle at the house the seeds of doubt are sown.

The
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Sandi Loper-herzog
"No Show" is an extraordinary tale about heart-wrenching abandonment. All of Simon Wood books have a keen grasp on the emotions and inner-workings of people. This continues in "No Show". A man, Terry Sheffield, begins an awful nightmare of leaving everything and traveling to another country to be with the woman he recently married (Sarah), but she does not appear at the airport as scheduled. His sojourn begins, first legitimizing his presence in America, looking for his new wife, questions about ...more
Wendy Jones
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never having previously read Simon Wood, I was pleased to pick up this book. I am so glad I did. This book is not an on the edge of your seat roller coaster ride but is, nevertheless, a book which grabs you and pulls you in. Terry Sheffield has arrived in America to start his life with his new bride. However, she does not arrive to meet him. The book is essentially his quest to find her, with a lot of surprising twists and turns along the way. I loved the characters in this book. Terry is well ...more
Sheila Beaumont
No Show grabbed my attention from the first page and kept me turning the pages all the way through. The mystery itself is intriguing, from the moment Englishman Terry Sheffield arrives in Northern California to join his American wife, the couple having met on holiday in Costa Rica and married six months ago in Las Vegas. But she doesn't show up at the airport to meet him. Where is she?

Simon Wood is an excellent storyteller. Terry is a likable, interesting character, as is his new friend Oscar
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AmyKatherine1974
This book definitely did not disappoint!

Terry Sheffield arrives in America eager to finally start his life with his American wife- only she does not show up at the airport to pick him up. He eventually takes a shuttle to their home only to find out that she was missing and then be promptly arrested for breaking and entering into their new home! It is soon after his arrest that Terry finds himself on a journey to find his new wife in an alien country where he knows no one and is forced to wonder
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Simon Wood
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Just to clarify - I'm not the Simon Wood who wrote this book)

Fast paced and very easy to just read and read. It's actually a little lighter than the thrillers I usually read - and by that I mean that the book isn't heavy on the violence or 'thrills' as it were. Rather, it's more about hanging out with the lead characters as they meticulously unravel the mystery. And as it happens, the mystery is a lot of fun.
Really enjoyed the relationship between the lead and the Sheriff, with whom he is
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Paula Hisel
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been a fan of Simon Wood's from the start and this book further reminded me why. From page one I was hooked. The characters were engaging and the story-line was the perfect balance of mystery and intrigue. Many times authors take so many plot turns that I get whiplash trying to keep up with them--this was not the case with "No Show." It was just the right amount of twists and turns to keep my attention and not so much extra information that I lost interest. I can't remember the last book ...more
Amy Beth Raper
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read

Good read. Will read novels by this author again in the future. The story kept me interested and a page Turner.
Sandra Gonzales
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Spellbinding thriller

This was another rapid page turner by Simon Wood who knows how to give us a thrilling story that kept me awake and reading until my glasses and Kindle were removed from my sleeping face.
Louise Pledge
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can, honestly, say that this is one of the few books I've really enjoyed reading on my Kindle. This is the first time I had read Simon Wood, although I was familiar with him as an author. I will be looking for more of his books from now on!
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Simon Wood is a California transplant from England. He's an ex-competitive racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. Their lives are dominated by a longhaired dachshund and five cats. In the last ten years, he's had over 150 stories and articles published. His stories have been included in Best of anthologies and ...more

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