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TOO CLOSE TO HOME by Linwood Barclay


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 24 March 2010

Last year when I read an earlier Linwood Barclay, the story was pretty good, but a bit too contrived; I felt a little manipulated. Lately, I've read several books where, halfway into the story, I've wondered if it would ever be possible to become enthralled.

TOO CLOSE TO HOME by Linwood Barclay (2008) captured my attention within the first few paragraphs, and had thrown the first whammy by the end of Chapter One.

The plot moves, mutates, and continues to surprise. By the time the story is into its final arc, tall tales are being told, but I never felt disconnected. The twists in the plot provide continuing, and captivating, interest.

The protagonist is my favourite kind: fallible, quirky and kinda loveable.

TOO CLOSE TO HOME was a very satisfying story.


TOO CLOSE TO HOME
by Linwood Barclay © 2008
Published by Bantam Books
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