8 May 2013

Review: TRUST YOUR EYES, Linwood Barclay

  • First published in Great Britain in 2012 by orion Books
  • ISBN 978-1-4091-1503-8
  • 498 pages
  • Author's site
  • Read an extract (Amazon) 
  • Source: my local library
Synopsis (author's website)

A schizophrenic man spends his days and nights on a website called Whirl360, believing he’s employed by the CIA to store the details of every town and city in the world in his head. Then one day, he sees something that shouldn’t be there: a woman being murdered behind a window on a New York street. Suddenly Thomas has more to deal with than just his delusions, as he gets drawn into a deadly conspiracy.

From Orion Books
Map-obsessed Thomas spends his days and nights on a virtual tour of the world through his computer screen, believing he must store the details of every town and city in his head. Then one day, while surfing a street view program, he sees something that shouldn't be there: a woman being murdered behind a window on a New York street.
When Thomas tells his brother Ray what he has witnessed, Ray humours him with a half-hearted investigation - until he realises Thomas may have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy, which puts them both in danger...
With enough suspense to rival a Hitchcock film, this is a thriller with edge.

Teaser trailer


My Take

Some books just slip down like jelly despite their length.

Seemingly disconnected plot threads come together in breathtaking fashion. This is a read that just keeps you reading.
A quote on the front cover from Stephen King says 'The best Barclay so far ... riveting', and I have to agree.

The synopses above will give you enough idea of the plot, so you don't need me to say anything more about it.

It is a stand-alone, so you don't need to have read any of Linwood Barclay before. This is one not to be missed.

My rating: 5.0

I've also reviewed
NO TIME FOR GOODBYE
TOO CLOSE TO HOME
4.5, FEAR THE WORST
4.6, NEVER LOOK AWAY 

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - I like your description of this as 'slipping down like jelly.' I've always thought that about Barclay's style. He's really got so much talent and he weaves together humour and plot expertly.

Marce said...

I haven't read a Barclay in a couple of years but have always enjoyed his book, definitely will read this one.

Irene said...

YES! it was a jelly kinda book. Glad you enjoyed it.

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