This is my second book for my 2nds challenge. The first I had read of Linwood Barclay’s was No Time for Goodbye which I really liked.
Too Close to Home is another good thriller of a ride from Linwood Barclay. The novel is set in Promise Falls and isn’t exactly the kind of place where a family would end up brutally killed. Yet, that is just what happens. The Cutters; Jim, Ellen and their son Derek live next door to the murdered family. Derek had been good friends with their son Adam. What is happening to their neighborhood? Could they be next? Should it have been them in the first place?
The story unfolds with many twists and turns and keeps you wondering about what could possibly happen next in true Linwood Barclay fashion. He has a way of taking many elements and bringing them together in the end with a big bang not to mention usually a big surprise too. You’re left amazed at how he takes so many seemingly unrelated occurences and puts them together for a heart pounding ending.
I enjoyed the book. It took a while to build up but once it did the pace of the story took off and I was hooked. I had trouble putting it down as I needed to know what was going to happen next and how it was all going to come together. If you’re a fan of Linwood Barclay, you’ll enjoy this latest novel of his and if you’re just looking for a good thriller, this is a good pick.