Posts tagged: Linwood Barclay

The Accident

Linwood Barclay is one of my favourite writers of fiction and each of his novels that I’ve read has been better than the last. The Accident continues that trend.

Barclay’s stock-in-trade is small-town America, the secrets behind the facade of respectability and the seemingly harmless vices that can lead his cast of characters down paths that are unforeseen. Read more ›››


Have you noticed that thing about politicians? I mean their absolute, nailed on rightness. Not right as in not left or centrist, but their sincere certainty that their ideas are the right ones.

I use the word ‘sincere’ with some trepidation because faking that is top of the list of desirable qualifications for an aspiring politico. At the very least they must have unquestioning belief in what they are saying and it usually helps if they have only a passing acquaintance with whatever subject they are talking about. Read more ›››