ZACK WALKER MYSTERY #2
Much to his family's relief, stay-at-home writer Zack Walker finally gets a job outside of the house. Surely, becoming a journalist will keep his overactive imagination in check . . .
Now in full-time employment, Zack's protective instincts must work over-time to keep his kids safe from dangers real and imagined.
But while writing his feature article, Zack stumbles into the centre of a web of murder and deceit.
What seems like a tragic accidental hit-and-run may actually be a far darker crime. And Zack will find himself in the dark about who the good guys are, what the bad guys want, and what he's started to uncover . . .
The unlikely detective Zack Walker returns in this mystery thriller from the dark and witty mind of bestselling author Linwood Barclay. This is the first time that Linwood's debut series is available in the UK.
Barclay successfully balances the comical and serious aspects of the story, keeping readers interested in both Walker's investigation and his home life. Though written with a light touch, the novel is gripping when it counts, and includes a very nicely handled twist ending . . . Bad Guys makes for a good time. More Zack Walker would be welcomed - The Strand Magazine
The master of what might be dubbed the Barclay Effect: when a reader, shanghaied by a well-planted gag, is forced to laugh out loud - Wall Street Journal
Barclay deftly combines mayhem with hilarity, creating a highly entertaining comic thriller - Lansing State Journal
Barclay's winning second comic caper . . . includes both long-term setups and well hidden surprises - Publishers Weekly
Linwood Barclay is the international bestselling author of many critically acclaimed adult crime thrillers, including NO SAFE HOUSE, A TAP ON THE WINDOW, TRUST YOUR EYES and the Richard & Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and number one bestseller, NO TIME FOR GOODBYE. CHASE is his first book for children. He lives near Toronto with his wife. Visit his website at www.linwoodbarclay.com, or follow him on Twitter @linwood_barclay