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Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay

Too Close to Home

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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 family find themselves wondering whether the killers simply went to the wrong house and the real target was, in fact, themselves. They all have secrets to hide, how long will they be kept secrets now? Each chapter ends with you wanting to read more so make sure you have a few hours to settle down and read.

If you like Linwood Barclay you might also like to read books by James Patterson, Robert Crais and John Hart.

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Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay

When the Cutter family's next-door-neighbours, the Langleys, are gunned down in their house one hot August night, the Cutters' world is turned upside down. That violent death should have come so close to them is shocking enough in suburban Promise Falls, but at least the Cutters can console themselves with the thought that lightning is unlikely to strike twice in the same place. Unless, of course, the killers went to the wrong house.

At first the idea seems crazy. But gradually we discover that each of the Cutter family has a secret they'd rather keep buried. What was on that old computer teenage Derek and his friend Adam Langley had salvaged? And where is it now? What hold does a local professor and bestselling author have on Eileen Cutter? And what does Jim Cutter know about Mrs Langley that even her husband didn't?

To find out who killed the Langleys and why, everybody's secrets are going to have to come out. But the final secret - the secret that could save them or destroy them - is in the one place nobody would ever think of looking...


compelling... the author doesn't flinch as he portrays grisly and gruesome deeds in suburbia * SUNDAY HERALD * A gripping web of deception and intrigue -- Fanny Blake * WOMAN & HOME *

About the Author

Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay was our Guest Editor in October 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

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.

In the video below Linwood Barclay answer questions from Lovereading members.

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Publication date

23rd July 2009


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Orion Publishing Co


480 pages


Thriller / Suspense
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