Too Close to Home

The family next door is murdered, your own son is accused of the crime, and you are reminded of an old affair between your wife and her boss – thus begins the recent Arthur Ellis award winner Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay (published by Bantam Dell). Was the Langley family the intended target, or were those 3 bullets intended for Jim, Ellen and Derek Cutter? Do a missing computer and a previously published manuscript figure into the equation as well? Or does the murder have to do with the fact that  Albert Langley was a successful, well-respected, criminal lawyer? There are lots of pieces that need to be tied together to solve this murder, the third in the small community of Promise Falls in as many months. This suspenceful thriller is definitely a good choice for your summer weekend get-away or just lying on the couch waiting for the rain to stop. Pick up a copy – you won’t be disappointed.

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