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Orion Fiction Crime Thriller/ Humorous PB August £8.99 416pp 978 0 7528 8313 7 eBook: £8.99 / 978 1 4091 6165 3 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6274 2 / 16 hrs

Bringing Linwood Barclay’s early novels to a UK audience for the first time.

Orion Fiction • August 2017


The brilliantly entertaining and hilarious first crime novel from master of the thriller linwood barclay, described by Publishers Weekly as ‘Riotously funny and irreverent’.

Zack Walker is the most unlikely hero you will ever meet. Fixated on the everyday things that could lead to the accidental death of himself or his family (tripping over curbs, alien invasions – you know, the usual), he’s not what you might call ‘adventurous’. When he makes the decision to uproot his wife and kids and move to the suburbs where nothing ever happens, he expects to lead a quiet life there. But soon after he arrives in Oakwood, Zack stumbles upon a body, a discovery which unravels a trail of deceit that points right to his own front door. When the body of another local is found, Zack’s paranoid tendencies are thrown into overdrive. He knows he hasn’t killed anyone but the evidence is there for all to see. It’s this realisation that leads him to a decision most unlike him – to track down the killer himself.

‘His great talent is to infuse the most everyday things with extraordinary menace’ Daily Mail

‘Well-crafted and twisty . . . Bad Move reads like a mainstream movie’ Dallas Morning News linwood barclay is the international bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including No Safe House, A Tap on the Window, Trust Your Eyes and the Richard & Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and No. 1 bestseller, No Time for Goodbye. He lives near Toronto with his wife.


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