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Publisher Comments:

#1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay's novels have been praised as "compelling" (The Associated Press), "gripping" (The Wall Street Journal), and "fast-paced" (The Washington Post).

Now, Barclay returns with a thrilling story in which two brothers suddenly find themselves pulled into a frightening vortex of power and murder...

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen.

Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon — but has not — in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.

Thomas's brother, Ray, takes care of him, cooking for him, dealing with the outside world on his behalf, and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. When Thomas tells Ray what he has seen, Ray humors him with a half-hearted investigation. But Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy.

And now they are in the cross-hairs...

Review:

"In this tantalizing stand-alone from Canadian author Barclay (The Accident), the death of 62-year-old Adam Kilbride in a tractor accident brings his illustrator son, Ray, home to Promise Falls, N.Y., for the funeral. Ray dreads what lies ahead — primarily figuring out what to do about his schizophrenic younger brother, Thomas. A map-obsessed savant, Thomas spends most of his waking hours on the Whirl360 site memorizing photographed layouts of cities around the world so that he'll be able to replicate them for the CIA in the event of some future computer-crippling catastrophe. When Thomas witnesses what he thinks is a murder online in the Whirl360 images of a street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, he insists that Ray investigate. Before they know it, the brothers hit the radar of a ruthless, politically connected ex-cop and his ice pick — wielding henchwoman, who are themselves scrambling to mop up after a high-stakes screwup, and the Kilbrides find themselves in the fight of their lives. The genius of Barclay's intricately convoluted design becomes increasingly apparent, with throwaway elements later becoming significant and initially discrete story lines eventually linking with diabolic inevitability. While some of the violence escalates cartoonishly, the engaging main characters grab your heart even as the plot makes it stop. Agent: Helen Heller. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"The best Barclay so far, a tale Hitchcock would have loved....Riveting, frequently scary, occasionally funny, and surprisingly, wonderfully tender....Great entertainment from a suspense master." Stephen King

Review:

"No one can thrill you and chill you better than Linwood Barclay. Trust me when I say you won't want to miss [this]." Tess Gerritsen

Review:

"One of the best thrillers of the year!...where nothing and no one is all that they seem." Lisa Gardner

Review:

"Updates the voyeuristic hook of Rear Window for the Internet age....An up-to-the-moment thrill ride, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." William Landay

Review:

"Barclay's best book to date. Almost impossible to put down." Joy Fielding

Review:

"Dazzling. Barclay brings a classic Hitchcock premise into the 21st century with the power of an artist at the top of his game....This book deserves to catapult him to the top of every bestseller list." Joseph Finder

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author delivers the follow-up to No Time for Goodbyean electrifying novel of suspense in which a familys troubled past is about to return in more ways than one. And this time, they may not be able to escape.…

Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible, and Terry is struggling to keep his family together.

But when his daughter Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must survive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. And they will soon learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get.

Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he doesnt fully comprehend. All he knows is that in order to stay alive, he may need to do the unthinkable…

Synopsis:

Thomas Kilbride is a schizophrenic who spends his days and nights on a Web site called Whirl360. He travels the world without ever leaving his bedroom and memorizes the details of every street in every city. Then one day, he sees an image that looks like a woman being murdered in a window in New York City. Thomass brother, Ray, knows Thomass paranoia all too well. But if this time its real, both of them will have more to deal with than Thomass delusions.

Because someone somewhere is watching them.…

About the Author

Linwood Barclay, former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the #1 international bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including The Accident, Never Look Away, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto.

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techeditor, September 25, 2012 (view all comments by techeditor)
I'm so glad to tell you that I finished reading TRUST YOUR EYES by Linwood Barclay. That is not a compliment. Here's why.

1. Have you ever read a book in which nothing happened until well after the 200th page? That's the first and biggest problem with this book. I could excuse other faults if Barclay had interested me right away.

2. Too many sentence fragments are throughout the book. Barclay likes the predicate. So he often eliminates the subject. This appears to be a deliberate technique, but I don't know why.

3. Although many authors successfully go back and forth in time, Barclay does it suddenly. So you don't know until you are a few sentences/paragraphs in that you are a few weeks back from where you just were.

4. Barclay uses too many tired phrases, you know, phrases like "He took two stairs at a time."

5. There are too many coincidences. Someone looking up at the right window at the right time is enough. But the god in the machine appears too often after that.

6. Two stories are going on, which is not a problem.

One story is about Ray and his schizophrenic brother Thomas. Their father just died. They're both grown men, but Thomas doesn't know how to care for himself or his home. While Ray figures out what to do, Thomas "works" on his mapping on the computer. When he sees on the Internet what appears to be a murder, it looks like something will happen, and it does, but it's slow. And Ray never adequately explains to the authorities that Thomas is schizophrenic, which is maddening.

The other story going on is about a woman names Allison. She gets in all sorts of trouble when she tries to blackmail a politician's wife.

The problem is that it takes too long for these two stories to come together.

7. Barclay seems to try too hard to have snappy dialog. It comes across as unrealistic. Too often the characters say things the way normal people wouldn't say them.

There are more problems in addition to these seven I cited above. In short, though, I am unhappy with this book. Even more, I am disappointed that I can no longer rely on reviews written by the reviewer of this book.

I won TRUST YOUR EYES through LibraryThing Early Reviewers on librarything.com.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451237903
Author:
Barclay, Linwood
Publisher:
Signet
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
20150728
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this tantalizing stand-alone from Canadian author Barclay (The Accident), the death of 62-year-old Adam Kilbride in a tractor accident brings his illustrator son, Ray, home to Promise Falls, N.Y., for the funeral. Ray dreads what lies ahead — primarily figuring out what to do about his schizophrenic younger brother, Thomas. A map-obsessed savant, Thomas spends most of his waking hours on the Whirl360 site memorizing photographed layouts of cities around the world so that he'll be able to replicate them for the CIA in the event of some future computer-crippling catastrophe. When Thomas witnesses what he thinks is a murder online in the Whirl360 images of a street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, he insists that Ray investigate. Before they know it, the brothers hit the radar of a ruthless, politically connected ex-cop and his ice pick — wielding henchwoman, who are themselves scrambling to mop up after a high-stakes screwup, and the Kilbrides find themselves in the fight of their lives. The genius of Barclay's intricately convoluted design becomes increasingly apparent, with throwaway elements later becoming significant and initially discrete story lines eventually linking with diabolic inevitability. While some of the violence escalates cartoonishly, the engaging main characters grab your heart even as the plot makes it stop. Agent: Helen Heller. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "The best Barclay so far, a tale Hitchcock would have loved....Riveting, frequently scary, occasionally funny, and surprisingly, wonderfully tender....Great entertainment from a suspense master."
"Review" by , "No one can thrill you and chill you better than Linwood Barclay. Trust me when I say you won't want to miss [this]."
"Review" by , "One of the best thrillers of the year!...where nothing and no one is all that they seem."
"Review" by , "Updates the voyeuristic hook of Rear Window for the Internet age....An up-to-the-moment thrill ride, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
"Review" by , "Barclay's best book to date. Almost impossible to put down."
"Review" by , "Dazzling. Barclay brings a classic Hitchcock premise into the 21st century with the power of an artist at the top of his game....This book deserves to catapult him to the top of every bestseller list."
"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestselling author delivers the follow-up to No Time for Goodbyean electrifying novel of suspense in which a familys troubled past is about to return in more ways than one. And this time, they may not be able to escape.…

Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible, and Terry is struggling to keep his family together.

But when his daughter Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must survive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. And they will soon learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get.

Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he doesnt fully comprehend. All he knows is that in order to stay alive, he may need to do the unthinkable…

"Synopsis" by ,
Thomas Kilbride is a schizophrenic who spends his days and nights on a Web site called Whirl360. He travels the world without ever leaving his bedroom and memorizes the details of every street in every city. Then one day, he sees an image that looks like a woman being murdered in a window in New York City. Thomass brother, Ray, knows Thomass paranoia all too well. But if this time its real, both of them will have more to deal with than Thomass delusions.

Because someone somewhere is watching them.…

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