Trust Your Eyes - Linwood Barclay
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Orion; Hardback edition
27 Sep 2012
Former Toronto Star journalist and, now, best selling Crime Fiction author Linwood Barclay has with Trust Your Eyes – his eighth novel – has once again raised the bar in terms of pace, intrigue, characterisation and in the ability to get readers actually thinking about a novel long after its final page has been turned.
A 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.
In Thomas Kilbride and his recently bereaved brother, Ray, Barclay has created two gems that are not only so well crafted they almost appear to offer their hands to be shaken straight off the page, but also two characters who interact not only those others that make the story tick along at an incredible pace, but also directly with the readers themselves.
There is also the manner in which Barclay makes his characters’ surroundings breathe so that those taking in the words so artfully placed upon the previously blank pages can envisage with crystallised clarity that they themselves may well be viewing proceedings in Hi-Def, super speed download.
That Trust Your Eyes is a superb novel of understanding, thrills, spills and drama is unquestionable. That Linwood Barclay continues to go from strength-to-strength with each novel he produces, similarly, is beyond doubt.
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