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Too Close to Home: A Thriller
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Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Linwood Barclay brings terror closer than ever before in a stunning thriller in which murder strikes in the place we should feel safest of all.... In a quiet neighborhood, in the house next door, a family is brutally murdered for no apparent reason. You can't help thinking, It could have been us. And you start to wonder: What if we're next? Promise Falls isn't the kind of community where families are shot to death in their own homes. But how well did Jim and Ellen Cutter really know their neighbors--or the darker secrets of their small town? They don't have to look further than their own marriage to know that things aren't always what they seem. Now the Cutters and their son, Derek, must face the unthinkable: that a murderer isn't just stalking too close to home...but is inside it already.
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About the Author

Linwood Barclay is a columnist for the Toronto Star. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including No Time for Goodbye and Stone Rain. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children. From the Hardcover edition.

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How well do you really know the people in your life? That is the question addressed in Barclay's second stand-alone thriller after No Time for Goodbye. On a hot summer night, the Langley family is murdered in their home. There seems to be no motive for the crime, and the town where they live is shocked. Jim Cutter, their neighbor, is drawn into the investigation when his son is mistakenly arrested for the crime. Soon he discovers everyone has secrets, as they begin to bubble to the top. Jim has to find redemption, not only for his sins but also for those he loves most. This is a terrific read full of false leads and shady characters, offering an entertaining look into small-town life and the connections among people, both good and bad. Strongly recommended for most public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/08.]--Elizabeth Cornelius, Trevor Day Sch., New York Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Barclay's latest novel about ordinary people in extraordinary peril is filled with complications and coincidences that in a less propulsive thriller would push readers past the boundary of credibility. Christopher Lane adds a needed layer of reality to the yarn, giving each character unique shadow and substance. The novel's hero is a grass cutter named (oddly enough) Cutter, whose neighbor, a hotshot lawyer, is murdered along with his family. Lane provides Cutter with the voice of an educated, clever guy operating beneath his potential and rounds out the book's other characters, too-Cutter's literary wife, his surly teenage son, a smarmy mayor, the arrogant dean of the local university and his Mafia-princess wife, a slow-talking mysterious stranger and assorted thugs and lawn-owners. A Bantam hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 11). (Dec.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Barclay knows how to put ordinary people into extraordinarily dangerous circumstances.... Readers will zip through it with delight."--Publishers Weekly "Affecting and effective . . .[Barclay] hit the international best-seller lists last year with his first thriller, No Time for Goodbye. Too Close to Home shows him in even better form." --Wall Street Journal "A terrifically fast-paced suspense story." --Washington Post "A gripping read." --Booklist Barclay knows how to put ordinary people into extraordinarily dangerous circumstances . Readers will zip through it with delight. Publishers Weekly "Affecting and effective . . .[Barclay] hit the international best-seller lists last year with his first thriller, No Time for Goodbye. Too Close to Home shows him in even better form. Wall Street Journal A terrifically fast-paced suspense story. Washington Post A gripping read. Booklist"

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