Bad Move is the first thriller from veteran Toronto Star humour columnist Linwood Barclay, and it is a highly entertaining debut. Many of Barclay's columns revolve around the foibles of family life in the suburbs, and he brings this sensibility to work here, with very funny results. Whereas the heroes of crime fiction are all too often a cynical male loner or a single woman balancing her love life and crime fighting, Barclay's protagonist is a happily married suburban husband and father. Barclay clearly reads the other pages of his newspaper, as Toronto-based readers can easily identify situations and characters torn from real headlines, including greedy real estate developers clashing with environmentalists, bawdy houses, and suburban marijuana growing operations. Yes, there are occasionally flaws in the credibility of the unfolding events, and plot twists are sometimes just a mite predictable, but Bad Move has to be judged a very readable effort. Let's hope for more of Walker's suburban sleuthing. --Kerry Doole --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Loved this book! It made me laugh out loud many times. I have recommended this book to many friends, have re-read it and will read it again in the future. Read morePublished 9 months ago by TMac
super super super / Linwood Barclay in my opinion is the best / read them all now / waiting for 2014 issuePublished 13 months ago by George Savage
I just finished reading this book. I read all of Linwood Barclay's newer books. I then started to read some of his older books. Newer or older they were all Amazing!Published 19 months ago by mala willan
I got half way through this book then gave up. The plot becomes quite outlandish as the main character does more and more ridiculous and unbelievable things as the story moves... Read morePublished 21 months ago by lenny prune
Deft blend of humor and mayhem. Lots of fun to read. A page turner with appealing and interesting characters and a satisfying ending.Published 21 months ago by cleo
Linwood Barclay has written a number of Zach Walker mysteries. Bad Move combines mystery and a touch of comedy and is not as intense as some of his later books. Read morePublished on March 29 2013 by Barbara R McNamara
I have only recently discovered Linwood Barclay. Exiting reads. Always an unexpected twist. I put him at the top of my list with Grisham and Baldacci.Published on March 10 2013 by Nancy From Knowlton