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Bad Move by Linwood Barclay
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really liked it

This is MUCH funnier than Linwood Barclay's later work. Zack is a control freak SciFi author who cries wolf too often as his safety fears lead him to give 'examples' to his family of what could happen if they don't follow his rules. Soon he finds a dead body for real - but his bumbling investigation (told in the first person) leads him to dark places.
Things HAPPEN to Zack, awful things. But we like that he knows his own weaknesses and is guilty about his failings. He loves his wife and teenage children. He is naive about his suburban neighbourhood. He is very likeable. And irritating.
But he is nosy too, and that means he takes us on a journey towards solving the murder, and encountering more violence as he goes.
I eventually liked this book with its flawed, but well meaning narrator.
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September 13, 2017 – Shelved

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