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When the Cutter family's next-door-neighbours, the Langleys, are gunned down in their house one hot August night, the Cutters' world is turned upside down. That violent death should have come so close to them is shocking enough in suburban Promise Falls, but at least the Cutters can console themselves with the thought that lightning is unlikely to strike twice in the same place. Unless, of course, the killers went to the wrong house...

To find out who killed the Langleys and why, everybody's secrets are going to have to come out. But the final secret - the secret that could save them or destroy them - is in the one place nobody would ever think of looking...

©2009 Linwood Barclay; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Nicky
  • 02-05-10

Really enjoyed this audiobook

This was Linwood Barclays second book and i found it as good as the first. If you enjoyed too late for goodbye you should enjoy this story. Hard to put down once you start, plot kept me interested and guessing until the end.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kirstine
  • 01-30-11

A riveting listen

I enjoyed this author's other book 'Fear the Worst' but thought this one an even more riveting story. From the very first chapter I was gripped and wanted to know what happened next. As with most thrillers you have to suspend belief a bit as one awful event follows another: life isn't usually as eventful as that of the Cutter family whose life is turned upside down when their neighbours are gunned down.
I thought the reader did a good job.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephen
  • 02-18-10

Good follow up book.

I read the first book in paperback, but got the audiobook (unabridged) for Too Close to Home. Initially I was a bit unsure of the narrator, but very soon I got into the book and was gripped. Ive just put his new book on my wishlist!

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  • Maureen
  • 09-14-17

Gripping

What did you like most about Too Close to Home?

Such a gripping story I honestly can't separate one particular part.

What other book might you compare Too Close to Home to, and why?

I would be disappointed if I could do so. This is a stand alone gripping novel. Tight characters, runaway storyline that even I couldn't guess who the murderer was until nearly the end, and that is very,very unusual.

What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Brilliantly read, constantly amazed, not only that the range of vioces, how the voices add so much to the character. Listening adds to the book, makes it come alive, but does not limit my imagination, as watching on TV dies.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Ellen told Jim she would not be able to get through the crisis without him

Any additional comments?

Thus us the first Linwood Barclay book I have listened too. Will be adding him to my must read list.

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  • Penny
  • 11-01-16

excellent listen

Addictive listen, I find it absorbing, but not to taxing on the brain. Good narration

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  • shae
  • 12-11-15

Too close to home

I really enjoyed the book but did guess the ending mid way ! It was well narrated and overall a good read

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  • judith
  • 08-29-15

Too much effing about.

The story is really quite interesting until the last third, when it becomes steadily more convoluted and unlikely. The denouement I found unsatisfactory, it was all too messy and over complicated. The dialogue was heavily punctuated with the 'f' word, which was tedious. All in all, a bit of a disappointment, apart from the narrator, who was excellent.

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  • kavi92
  • 07-27-15

Loved the reading of this book!

Book was very well read! However the story line was not as good as no time to say goodbye. That book is a must read! Make sure to get it next.

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  • Reginald pelle
  • 04-19-15

Very odd!

Odd, full of mystery and pretty obscure at times. Gripped with a lot of intrigue and secrecy, all because of a book.

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  • Alastair
  • 08-20-14

Linwood Barclay does it again: excellent

What did you like most about Too Close to Home?

This is my 2nd Linwood Barclay book and I'm downloading my 3rd right now.This was again original, thrilling, kept me interested from start to finish and the main character was very believable.The narration was excellent.I listen to my books in the car and found that I didn't want to get out of the car so I could keep listening.