Linwood Barclay excels at writing books in which the average middle class guy (a car salesman in Fear the Worst: A Thriller, a newspaper reporter in this book) has his whole life turned upside down and is thrust into a world of crime, violence and intrigue. His books remind me of the old-fashioned film noire style except these are quicker and have even more turns.
More problems pile on and the pressure makes David and his world crumble.
There is a point in which the reader says, "What? Even more happens to this guy?"
Does it get ridiculous?
More importantly, does the story work?
This is a real page turner. I found myself losing real chunks of time if I picked this book up during my morning routine. I was nearly late to work two days in a row because I had to keep reading a little bit more.
I look forward to the next one, Mr. Barclay.
5 stars out of 5.
Reviwed on February, 26, 2010.
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