The first in a darkly humorous, twist-filled classic crime series from mega bestseller Linwood Barclay.
Zack Walker Mystery #1
Zack Walker is a writer with an overactive imagination and two teenage children. After a murder on their street, he uproots his family from the city - insisting it's for their own good - and heads for the security of the suburbs.
However, his peaceful new life is soon shattered when he finds a body while out walking by the creek. Zack recognizes the dead man - and knows who his killer might be.
Things go from bad to worse as Zack follows a trail of deceit that leads right to his front door. To protect his family - and so he doesn't get framed for a crime he didn't commit - he's going to have to track down the killer himself.
Suddenly the suburbs are not looking nearly so safe . . .
Linwood Barclay's debut novels, available for the first time in the UK.
Delightful characters and a clever plot created with thoughtful and skilled writing . . . dare we hope for a second encounter? - WASHINGTON TIMES on BAD MOVE
His great talent is to infuse the most everyday things with extraordinary menace - DAILY MAIL
Riotously funny and irreverent . . . Barclay's debut novel is a rollicking good read. Fans of the crime caper will rejoice - Publishers Weekly
Well crafted and twisty . . . Bad Move reads like a mainstream movie - Dallas Morning
Fast pacing, well-drawn characters, and a look at the life of science fiction writer add to this humorous first novel - Booklist
Brilliantly plotted, with witty dialogue that crackles in the best hard-boiled tradition, you'll race through this fast-paced and brilliantly twisty thriller - SUNDAY MIRROR on No Safe House
[A] killer of a thriller - NEW YORK TIMES on A Tap On The Window
Where has Linwood Barclay been all my life? His is the best thriller I've read in five years. Once I was 30 pages in, I literally couldn't put it down. The writing is crisp; the twists are jolting and completely unexpected - Stephen King, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, on No Time for Goodbye
Linwood Barclay is the international bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, 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. He lives near Toronto with his wife.