Too Close to Home - Linwood Barclay

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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 ...

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Super

ProGreat storytelling and magic

ConsNot quite the magic of his first book

Following the success of No Time For Goodbye, Linwood Barclay continued themes in this enjoyable thriller, Too Close To Home. I didn't find it as appealing a read as his previous novel, but this was maybe due to the similar style, whereas reading No Time For Goodbye presented me with a new style...

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“The Secrets Come Out...”

published 01/01/2010

ProIt is a top read from start to the nail biting end...

ConsA couple of typing errors

Last year, the first book I read was Linwood Barclay’s, “No Time for Goodbye”, it was a gripping read, full of twists and turns. He became an instant favourite, and his talent for creating an excellent book was clear. In turn, I leant the book to my younger brother, and best friend both of whom...

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ProGood story

ConsBad writing, weak characters

Determined to get me to like Linwood Barclay my mother has now given me three of his books to read and I disliked him a little more after finishing each book. That is not to say his books are terrible, they're actually quite readable. But only if you want a throwaway book that won't leave you...

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“Too Close To Murder”

published 21/08/2011

ProInteresting plot, well written, good depth of char...

ConsA tad slow in places

I've read something by Linwood Barclay before and enjoyed it, so this caught my eye in the library. The cover also informs us that it's the 'Number one bestseller', which I'm always a sucker for anyway. It also tells us that this is the author of Richard & Judy Summer Read winner for 'No Time for...

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Good

ProAn easy to read thriller which has it's moments.

ConsNot as good as No Time for Goodbye, and you can gu...

I came across Linwood Barclay after reading No Time for Goodbye, which was a huge bestseller, mainly because it was a Richard & Judy summe read winner. I really enjoyed No Time for Goodbye, it reminded me of Harlan Coben's books, so when I saw Too Close To Home I decided to give it a go. About...

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