Lee Child or Linwood Barclay

(7 Posts)
BaconAndAvocado Fri 06-Dec-13 20:20:11

Trying to broaden my literary (in a very loose sense of the word!) horizons and read some crime.

Someone lent me a LB book and then I heard a Radio 4 programme on LCD and his Jack Reacher books, they sounded quite good.

Since reading Gone Girl, I've wanted to read more crime/thrillers and less of my usual fare - Richard and Judy book club books, Kate Atkinson, Donna Tartt, Rose Tremain.

I do still love said writers though smile

HoHolepew Fri 06-Dec-13 20:24:01

Both.
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Chocchip88 Fri 06-Dec-13 20:24:09

Linwood Barclay Is more crime mystery. Lee Child more adventure.
Both v easy enjoyable reading, I favour Linwood Barclay.

BaconAndAvocado Fri 06-Dec-13 20:27:16

Very interesting, I didn't know Lee Child was adventure......

Actually, what is adventure?

HorsesDogsNails Fri 06-Dec-13 20:30:33

I've not read Linwood Barclay but I love, love, love Lee Child's Jack Reacher books (a lot, in case you were wondering smile). The Killing Floor is the first one, although each book can stand alone......

*Just off to put LB into Amazon......

Jackthebodiless Fri 06-Dec-13 20:33:57

Neither, imho. Sorry, not helpful. Have you tried Sarah Waters? Well written like your other choices, but with gripping stories, twists etc.

BaconAndAvocado Fri 06-Dec-13 20:41:29

Did Sarah Waters write Tipping the Velvet set partly in Whitstable?

If so, I did enjoy this book, but does she write crime/thrillers/mysteries?

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