Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay book review

Blurb: What would you do if you witnessed a murder - but no one believed you ...

Map-obsessed Thomas spends his days and nights on a virtual tour of the world, believing he must store the details of every town and city 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.

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 on to a deadly conspiracy, which puts them in danger ...

Just finished this book which has a fantastic premise, which is that the car that maps for the internet accidentally picks up a murder in a window seen by schizophrenic Thomas Kilbride.  In this thriller, the author uses the fantastic premise to pull the reader in to the world of Thomas and Ray, brothers who have recently lost their father and who are having to try at a relationship under difficult circumstances.  With plenty twists and turns, Barclay pulls you in and leaves you guessing about the murder and just who has been killed and why.

Stephen King describes Barclay as 'A suspense master' and it is not hard to see why.       6/10

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