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The Resource Too close to home, Linwood Barclay

Too close to home, Linwood Barclay

Label
Too close to home
Title
Too close to home
Statement of responsibility
Linwood Barclay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Promise Falls isn’t the kind of community where a family is shot to death in their own home. But that is exactly what happened to the Langleys one sweltering summer night, and no one in this small upstate New York town is more shocked than their next-door neighbors, Jim and Ellen Cutter. They visited for the occasional barbecue and their son, Derek, was friends with the Langleys’ boy, Adam; but how well did they really know their neighbors? That’s the question Jim Cutter is asking, and the answers he’s getting aren’t reassuring. Albert Langley was a successful, well-respected criminal lawyer, but was he so good at getting criminals off that he was the victim of revenge—a debt his innocent family also paid in blood? From the town’s criminally corrupt mayor to the tragic suicide of a talented student a decade before, Promise Falls has more than its share of secrets. And Jim Cutter, failed artist turned landscaper, need look no further than his own home and his wife Ellen’s past to know that things aren’t always what they seem. But not even Jim and Ellen are ready to know that their son was in the Langley house the night the family was murdered. Suddenly the Cutters must face the unthinkable: that a murderer isn’t just stalking too close to home but is inside it already. For the Langleys weren’t the first to die and they won’t be the last
Summary
Using his neighbors' temporarily empty house to spend some private time with his girlfriend, Derek Cutter becomes the prime suspect in a murder case when the neighbors return from their vacation early and are killed--with Derek still hiding in their basement
Tone
Writing style
Award
Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, 2009.
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267726
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barclay, Linwood
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.B37135
LC item number
T66 2008
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • High school students
  • Families
  • Murder
  • FICTION / Thrillers / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Too close to home, Linwood Barclay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20991134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780553805567
Lccn
2008005943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Too close to home, Linwood Barclay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20991134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780553805567
Lccn
2008005943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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