Too Close to Home: A Thriller
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An entertaining read. Linwood Barclay's son is a good friend of my brother's. My brother and his apartment window even got a role in the trailer add for Linwood Barclay's newest book. Below is the link to the video. My brother is the man peering into an apartment peep hole and his apartment window is the large window that looks like it has a creepy face peering out. The other man in the video (sitting at computer) is Linwood Barclay's son (looks like a younger version of Linwood). The street near the beginning of the video is where my brother lives on Dundas St. W in Toronto.
Linwood Barclay book trailer
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Thanks Kally93 for sending me a book by an author I have not read before. I have heard of him but never got my hands on one of his books. I'm looking forward to sinking my teeth into this one.
Derek Cutter is your typical teenage boy. That is he thinks about sex all the time and especially how he and his girlfriend can have some place where they can have sex. When his next door neighbours, the Langleys, decide to go away for a week he figures he has hit the jackpot. All he has to do is slip into the basement after he has said goodbye to them and wait until they have left. Then he can call his girlfriend and she can come over to their love nest. Unfortunately his girlfriend has been grounded and won't be able to get out of her house until much later. Derek hangs around the house hoping she will be able to get over. He is thus quite shocked when the Langleys unexpectedly come home. That shock is only intensified when, while he is hiding out in the basement, someone comes to their home and shoots Mr. and Mrs. Langley and his best friend, Adam.
Who has committed this horrible crime? Derek didn't see the person and just heard a few words one of which was "Shame". Derek can't face telling anyone he was in the house and so he lies about his whereabouts that evening. When forensic evidence proves he was there and he is charged with the murders his father, Jim, decides to follow another line of investigation. This line involves his wife's boss (and former lover) and a book that he plagiarized from a former student. Everyone has a secret they don't want exposed but did this secret lead to murder?
It's a taut and well-written book. On the cover Peter Robinson is quoted as saying "If you like Harlan Coben, you'll love Linwood Barclay." I didn't really care for the one Harlan Coben book that I have read but I do like Peter Robinson so I guess I could say "If you like Peter Robinson you will like Linwood Barclay.
I'll keep this book for the 2013 Canada Days release challenge.
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