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 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