Search Results: "Linwood Barclay"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUYS by Linwood Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2005

"Bright and funny, with a wry handling of the overprotective father and great panache in shaking up all the seemingly innocuous pieces and tying them together."
A hapless dad bumbles into trouble, dragging friends and relations with him. Read full book review >

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NO TIME FOR GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A little talky, but scary enough to keep the pages turning."
What kind of family would disappear in the middle of the night, abandoning a 14-year-old girl forever? Read full book review >

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FAR FROM TRUE by Linwood Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Barclay's sequel to Broken Promise (2015)—the third book in the series will reveal why the number 23 turns up in all kinds of bad situations here—trades in thrills for black humor. But it's a crowd-pleaser nonetheless from one of the most reliable craftsmen in crime fiction."
During the local drive-in's last-ever triple feature, a mysterious explosion topples the screen, killing four people. It's not the only bizarre incident shaking up the New York town of Promise Falls, a popular suicide spot where all lives seem at risk. Read full book review >

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THE TWENTY-THREE  by Linwood Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"People die in large quantities in this deviously plotted but overly sprawling effort."
More mass mayhem awaits Barclay fans in the final installment of his Promise Falls trilogy, in which bodies stack up "in the morgue like firewood before the winter." Read full book review >

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TRUST YOUR EYES by Linwood Barclay
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The Toronto-based Barclay (The Accident, 2011, etc.) delivers another page turner that contains as much pleasure in the setup as the outcome."
Rear Window crossed with Rain Man and updated for the virtual age, Barclay's latest nail-biter has a map-obsessed schizophrenic discovering a murder while browsing street images online. He and his brother are targeted by the people behind the murder, who work for the New York attorney general and his gubernatorial campaign. Read full book review >

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BAD MOVE by Linwood Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2004

"The ultimate in Daddy-doesn't-know-best stories. If the humor wears a bit thin, it's certainly forgivable in a first effort."
Amusing debut about a hapless SF writer who tries to teach his wife a little lesson that backfires. Read full book review >

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NEVER LOOK AWAY by Linwood Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Lame characters and groan-worthy prose make this book a slog."
Suspicion falls roundly on a small-town reporter when his wife disappears from a family outing to an amusement park. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENT by Linwood Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Barclay has turned in a home run with plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments."
Barclay's latest novel follows his staple formula of taking an ordinary guy and catching him up in something that turns out to be much bigger than it first appears. Read full book review >

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FEAR THE WORST by Linwood Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Barclay (No Time for Goodbye, 2007, etc.) has written a page-turning thriller that's intense, compelling and, for the most part, expertly paced."
A daughter's mysterious disappearance thrusts her father into the world of violence and deception that lurks just below the surface of his nondescript Connecticut suburb. Read full book review >

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A TAP ON THE WINDOW by Linwood Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A smart whodunit with satisfying twists and turns. Mystery buffs couldn't ask for more."
Atmospheric tale of small-town mayhem by Toronto-based mystery writer Barclay (Trust Your Eyes, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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COUNTING DOGS by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A sense of fun, clear, uncluttered design, and construction that should hold up to heavy use make this board book's relatively high price well worth the extra expense. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A book bound in a box, with layered die-cut board pages within, introduces a variety of animals for young children to practice counting. Read full book review >

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I CAN SEE JUST FINE by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"It's hard to judge intent, but even if this might provide lighthearted reassurance for young squinters, it's going to leave more observant parents and other caregivers disquieted, at best. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Repeatedly uttering the titular protest, a child is dragged off to "see" the eye doctor in this neatly drawn, too neatly resolved take on a common experience. Read full book review >