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Summary

Paranoia-fuelled Zack Walker has trouble convincing his loved ones to obey his rules for keeping them out of harm's way.

He's even uprooted his family and headed for the tranquillity of the suburbs. But then Zack stumbles upon a body, and a trail of deceit and murder leads right back to his own front door. Suddenly the 'burbs is not looking nearly so safe....

With a killer roaming around their neighbourhood and Zack's overactive imagination in overdrive, he's sure things can't get any worse. But then another local is murdered - and Zack's paranoid tendencies get him implicated in the crime. To protect his family - and avoid being busted for a crime he didn't commit - he's going to have to override his instincts and track down the killer himself.

©2004 Linwood Barclay (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 27-08-17

Brillant

Stick with the build up and you're in for a fabulous journey...William Hope portrays the book perfectly.

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Funny and thrilling

I read this series many years ago before I got into audio books. It is a little slow to get going but the funny stuff keeps you interested. I had forgotten mostly what it was about so it was likely starting a new book. It’s very well narrated too, a good holiday read. I definitely recommend.

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Always easy to listen to

There is no doubt about it William Hope is a superb narrator, he makes the stories come to life and I find the Linwood Barclay books very easy to listen to when I tuck in ready for sleep in bed.

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Really good listen.

Good plot, very amusing and a good narrator. Going to look for book 2 now.

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Classic Linwood Barclay

Great to hear his first published work. Different style to his newer stuff but just as enthralling. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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I love this…

.....a little bit different from the usual Linwood Barclay style, but definitely worth a listen!

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Slow start

A very slow and frustrating beginning- I nearly gave up but glad I didn't. Zac's character was also very frustrating- as indeed it was meant to be. Developed into an entertaining and humorous storyline - very different from the author's previous books. Excellent narration and humorous style. Glad I enjoyed it as I have 3 more from the series to read!!

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LOVE THIS EVERYMAN CHARACTER

LB has really hit a jackpot with this character of ZAC WALKER.
First person narration works v well as insight into the character and the narrator give s splendid performance.
been through all 3 books and fourth on order!

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Brilliantly funny, departure from normal Linwood B

Brilliantly funny, departure from normal for Linwood B. Very dry humour, made me laugh out loud

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Good story told well

Very easy to listen too, slow build up but makes you all the more informed when things start happening and the end had me surprised
Another cracking book from Linwood Barclay