Trust Your Eyes[Hardback]
- Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date:
- 27 September 2012
- Crime, Thrillers and Mystery
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I literally couldn't put this book down. I stayed up all night so i could finish it, it had me hooked from the start.The main characters in the book intertwined in a believable way, and the emotions displayed between the brothers i found true to life. The added element of Thomas' mental health condition was a really interesting addition. The way that Thomas' complete engrossment in Whirl360 was written made me believe everything he said, and in these days of big brother watching our every move, the concept of Whirl360 could become a reality.The twists and turns in this book leave you enthralled, and i was completely immersed in the story. I think this is the best Linwood Barclay book yet. The story was unusual and although the plot could be seen as quite simple, the amount of detail in Thomas' delusions, and the death of the father combined with witnessing a murder through Whirl360 made the storyline fast paced as the two deaths were investigated.The final twist, only a few lines from the end of the book was a complete surprise, and i found myself wanting to know what had happened to Thomas after the twist had been revealed.
Ray Kilbride is a man you could meet anywhere. He returns home of his father's funeral then has to figure what to do with his brother, Tom, who is schizophrenic. Tom spends most of his time on his computer where he has a program that will let him see what is going on in every street of most cities in the world. Information on these streets is periodically updated.Tom tells his brother he's just seen what looks like a major crime in New York. He shows Ray what he has and Ray knows he won't be satisfied until Ray checks it out. In this manner, the two brothers become involved in a major conspiracy.In New York, Morris Sawchuck is challenging the current governor for his office. He's being advised by a college friend from Harvard. Someone calls Sawchuck's wife and demands a meeting.Tom narrates his portion of the story and the use of the first person gradually makes the reader think that it is them who is in the story. We become very involved with the action.Barclay is a talented story writer and his prose is climatically presented as we observe not only the action before us but the surroundings, for instance, a scene in an antique store with old clocks and Royal Dalton figurines on the wall.I enjoyed the story and have only one suggestion: don't miss it.
another great thriller by Barclay. what if your schizophrenic brother witness a murder on the web. Lots of interesting twists and turns with several points of views going on at once.
So I won this book for review on goodreads from first reads, and what an amazing win! I have never read anything from this author before, and was very impressed by this story. The story slowly draws you in throughout the first parts and whips you through the last half of the book. I enjoyed very much that this book not only contained a great deal of mystery, but also shadows on mental illness and in the book two brothers lose their father via lawn-mowing tractor accident, and the younger of the two, Thomas, is diagnosed with schizophrenia and is map-obsessed. Thomas spends other then 3 meals a day on an internet site called whirl360. On the site Thomas is memorizing everything about every street in the world because he thinks someday there will be a major computer meltdown and the CIA will need his assistance in re-drawing all the maps in existence. Thomas' older brother Ray comes home when their fathers death occurs and is now forced to help his brother figure out what is next for him in life. The book tells little inspirations and teaching on how to treat and how not to treat someone with a mental illness and that was awesome in it'self, and then the story goes for a roller coaster ride when Thomas sees something in a window on his site and he and his brother join together to investigate what Thomas has seen and get caught up in way more then bargained for. So I am spoiling the book a little so in conclusion, if you love a good mystery with great writing and great flow you have to read this book! I rated this five stars because I couldn't think of one bad thing about it I loved everything from the beginning to the end. I will be checking out more of Mr. Barclay's work and hope his other books are as good as this one
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