Posted by Merry Mao on October 28th, 2008
Title: Too Close to Home
Author: Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Bantam, September 2008
Summary: Derek was looking forward to the coming week. He was finally going to have a place for he and his girlfriend Penny to be together without any interruptions. So what if the place was his friend Adam Langley’s house. So what if Adam and his parents didn’t know Derek was hiding in their basement waiting for them to leave on their week long vacation. He wasn’t hurting anyone – he just wanted to have a good time with Penny. Too bad that, 10 minutes into the trip, Adam’s mom decided she didn’t feel well enough to travel that day. Perhaps the next day she would feel better.
As Adam and his family return to their home and Derek scrambles around in the basement looking for a new hiding place, a visitor appears at the Langley’s front door. Derek hears voices, then gunshots, footsteps, and finally silence. Derek ventures upstairs after he hears the shooter leave and discovers Adam and his parents have been shot dead. Frightened and confused, Derek flees the house and runs down the drive to his house set far back from the road. And this is just the prologue!
This is an action-packed page turner that will make you thankful for your security alarm and the two large dogs sleeping at the end of your bed.
Who will like this book? Anyone who likes a good thriller.
Recommended by: Sue, Circulation Coordinator