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Linwood Barclay - Author


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Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. He is the author of four 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.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Linwood Barclay

The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay
The Twenty-Three
Linwood Barclay
The third spellbinding thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay
The Twenty-Three
Linwood Barclay
Oh, yes, it’s finally here, and it’s quite simply fabulous! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the last in the ‘Promise Falls’ trilogy, each book has ramped up my expectation for the next, and I was literally dancing in my seat when...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Far from True by Linwood Barclay
Far from True
Linwood Barclay
A wonderfully stimulating and thrilling read, hold on tight as you dive in! This is the second in the ‘Promise Falls’ trilogy and I really do recommend starting with ‘Broken Promise’ as ‘Far From True’ is a full on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Far from True by Linwood Barclay
Far from True
Linwood Barclay
A wonderfully stimulating and thrilling read, hold on tight as you dive in! This is the second in the ‘Promise Falls’ trilogy and I really do recommend starting with ‘Broken Promise’ as ‘Far From True’ is a full on blast...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed Broken Promise
Linwood Barclay
Linwood Barclay is ace at dreaming up disturbing scenarios and then letting them play out in increasingly creepy ways. This time, the author of No Time for Goodbye (a huge seller in 2008) gives us David Harwood, a newspaper...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2016
Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed Broken Promise
Linwood Barclay
September 2015 eBook of the Month. Linwood Barclay is ace at dreaming up disturbing scenarios and then letting them play out in increasingly creepy ways. This time, the author of No...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
No Safe House by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed No Safe House
Linwood Barclay
A sequel to No Time for Goodbye but you can enjoy this without knowledge of that. It concerns the Archer family, Terry, Cynthia and daughter Grace. Seven years ago (first book) they suffered an ordeal which is still affecting their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed No Time for Goodbye
Linwood Barclay
A fantastic opening plot that pulls you straight in to the story and makes you have to read in one or two sittings as curiosity just gets the better of you. Fourteen year old Cynthia wakes up one morning to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
No Safe House by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed No Safe House
Linwood Barclay
October 2014 Book of the Month. A sequel to No Time for Goodbye but you can enjoy this without knowledge of that. It concerns the Archer family, Terry, Cynthia and daughter Grace. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed A Tap on the Window
Linwood Barclay
When a small town detective picks up a young female hitchhiker in a bad rainstorm, he inadvertently uncovers a whole snake's nest of intrigue, crime and deception which risks ruining his life, as if the recent accidental death of his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
Never Saw it Coming by Linwood Barclay
Never Saw it Coming
Linwood Barclay
With pacy plots and a pared down writing style Linwood Barclay continues to deliver very human thrillers, stocked with real characters drawn from small town America, that you can consume in a single sitting. A small time hustler, who poses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed A Tap on the Window
Linwood Barclay
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. When a small town detective picks up a young female hitchhiker in a bad rainstorm, he inadvertently uncovers a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
Trust Your Eyes
Linwood Barclay
August 2013 Book of the Month. A clever, well-plotted thriller with dozens of characters and plot lines... But how are they all connected? Linwood Barclay, yet again, has written a cracking fast-moving...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2013
Never Saw it Coming by Linwood Barclay
Never Saw it Coming
Linwood Barclay
February 2013 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. With pacy plots and a pared down writing style Linwood Barclay continues to deliver very human thrillers, stocked with real characters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2013
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
Trust Your Eyes
Linwood Barclay
October 2012 eBook of the Month. A clever, well-plotted thriller with dozens of characters and plot lines... But how are they all connected? Linwood...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2012
The Accident by Linwood Barclay
The Accident
Linwood Barclay
June 2012 Book of the Month. A compulsive page-turning thriller where a tragic drunk-driving accident rips open the lives of a middle class American family, exposing even more horrific secrets and lies....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2012
Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
Never Look Away
Linwood Barclay
July 2011 Book of the Month. This is one of Linwood's most gripping thrillers to date with a plot that twists and turns at break neck pace to leave you in complete...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2011
Clouded Vision by Linwood Barclay
Clouded Vision
Linwood Barclay
A brand new Linwood Barclay - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/11/2010
Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
Fear the Worst
Linwood Barclay
Barry Forshaw on Linwood Barclay and James M. Cain... At first glance, the contemporary novels of Linwood Barclay and the classic work of fellow American James M. Cain might appear different (and, in many ways, they are),...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/07/2010
Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay
Too Close to Home
Linwood Barclay
With the runaway success of last year’s No Time for Goodbye, expectations have been high for Barclay’s next novel and luckily he doesn’t disappoint. When the Cutter’s neighbours are all shot dead in their home one night, the Cutter...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/07/2009
Too Close To Home by Linwood Barclay
Too Close To Home
Linwood Barclay
With the runaway success of last year’s No Time for Goodbye expectations have been high for Barclay’s next novel and luckily he doesn’t disappoint. When the Cutter’s neighbours are all shot dead in their home, one night, the Cutter...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2009
No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
Reader Reviewed No Time for Goodbye
Linwood Barclay
Winner of the Richard & Judy Summer Read 2008 Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 2 July 2008. A fantastic opening plot that pulls you straight in to the story and makes you have to read in one or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/06/2008

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