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Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1)
Bad Move - Zack Walker, Bk 1
Author: Linwood Barclay
In the too-quiet town of Oakwood, only the lucky die of boredom…... and new homeowner Zack Walker isn’'t feeling lucky. Whoever said the burbs were boring will think twice after reading Linwood Barclay’s hilarious debut mystery, in which Dad learns the hard way that he doesn’'t always know best. — Zack wouldn'’t blame you...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553587043
ISBN-10: 0553587048
Publication Date: 4/26/2005
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1) on + 884 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
This book was so much fun to read! I couldn't put it down, it was like a great roller coaster ride-a laugh-out-loud adrenaline rush! I like Linwood Barclay's thrillers that I have read very much, but this was so different from those and I was very pleasantly surprised! It reminded me of my favorite Hitchcock movie "North By Northwest" just because he (Zack Walker) was his own worst enemy and just kept digging a deeper hole than I could possibly imagine he could get out of. The plot kept thickening so much it amazed me and it wrapped up nicely. This book is now on my Top 10 of all time (and I have read alot of books). I will definitely be reading the rest of the Zack Walker books. I highly recommend this book!
JudyinCT avatar reviewed Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a great read... humorous, with a clever plot and a creative cast of characters. I really enjoyed this book!
reviewed Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1) on + 121 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a new author for me, and I loved this book. Mystery, suspense, funny! I have all of the rest of his books on my wish list! This is his first book, and I can't wait to read the next one.
I highly recommend it.
myanniecat avatar reviewed Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1) on + 218 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Over-protective dad, Zack Walker, decides that city living is too dangerous for his family so he decides to move to the peaceful suburbs. The tranquillity doesn't last long as Zack stumbles upon a dead body and then things really start to get interesting.

This was a great read and had some laugh out loud moments. I really look forward to his next one. Highly recommend!
reviewed Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1) on + 636 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wow!! What a FANTASTIC book! I loved it! This is definitely the best book of Barclay's that I have read so far (and this is the start of a four-book series, which is very exciting!). The plot held many unpredictable twists and turns; the characters were not only fully-fleshed out, they were likable and unique. And best (if not most surprising) of all, the book was HILARIOUS! I can't remember the last time a novel had me laughing out loud so much! It was such a fun read! I absolutely adored it!
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debs avatar reviewed Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1) on + 578 more book reviews
I liked the pace of this story -- kept me guessing all the way through. A real page-turner.
my2luvsemmyandmally avatar reviewed Bad Move (Zack Walker, Bk 1) on + 758 more book reviews
Was unsure if I would like this book as I started out reading Linwood Barclay's murder/mystery thrillers first.....which he wrote AFTER this Zack Walker series......but to my surprise I really did enjoy how funny ZACK (the father in this book) was .... yes it has murders in the book so it really was the best of both worlds......laughter & suspense too !
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I liked other books by Linwood Barclay more than I liked this one. Slow start, good ending.
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Parts of this suburban thriller are laugh out loud funny! The main character is a hapless scifi writer who tries to keep his family safe but ends up making them all very unsafe.


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