A superb, lightning-paced thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author of NO TIME FOR GOODBYE
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 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 Ellen 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 . . .
Canadian author Barclay s previous novel, No Time for Goodbye (2007), a Thriller Award finalist, showed that he knows how to put ordinary people into extraordinarily dangerous circumstances. Barclay works some of that same magic in his second stand-alone thriller, which opens with the shooting deaths of Albert and Donna Langley and their teenage son, Adam, in their Promise Falls, N.Y., home one hot summer night. Bill Cutter, a neighbor who works as a gardener and was once the driver and glorified gofer without an ounce of self-respect for the town s nasty mayor, and Bill s wife, Ellen, soon find themselves wondering who would want to kill the Langleys and what part their sullen 17-year-old son and Adam s friend, Derek, may have played in the tragedy. While this one isn t quite up to the standard of No Time for Goodbye its convoluted plot creaks occasionally readers will zip through it with delight.
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Too Close To Home
Another excellent book by Linwood, I cannot wait to read some more by this author. The story lines are easy and his writing is compelling, a real page turner!
It's a great book and I really enjoyed reading it.
Love from Archie xxx
This book was my holiday read this year and my was it an eventful read at that! I could not put this book down, loved all the characters and the plot was brilliant. I love a good thriller and this was certainly up with the best I've read. I would Deffinetly recommend this any one who like a book they can't put down!