Trust your Eyes

Trust your Eyes

Book - 2012
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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, 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 crosshairs.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2012
ISBN: 9780385669573
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 498 p. ;,24 cm


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Apr 10, 2019

I have read all of Linwood Barclay's books, enjoyed and/or loved them all. This is my favourite, highly recommend.

ArapahoeHannah Apr 09, 2019

Tantalizing and gripping in the way the author moves the story.

Apr 13, 2018

Great suspenseful murder mystery. Lots of things happening. I listened to the book. It kept my attention even though I was at work. Well worth my time!

Dec 15, 2017

Linwood Barclay is such a wonderful writer, so easy to read, yet he holds you in suspense to the end. Get ready for some real surprises. The story is mainly told through the eyes of Ray Kilbride, an editorial cartoonist, whose father has just died. He returns to his hometown of Promise Falls in upstate New York to deal with the funeral and finds his younger brother, Thomas who is schizophrenic, excited by something. Thomas patrols the cities of the world on a computer app "Whirl360" memorizing the streets and its maps for, ostensibly, the CIA and a former US President! Has he stumbled on a murder in progress in New York? Ray is sceptical but he agrees to visit the Big Apple to put his brother's notion to rest. And it starts. Always the thought Thomas is making this up. A sense of rising dread too.

Feb 10, 2016

Another terrific book by this author. The ending was totally unexpected. I'm so glad I found this author and I look forward to reading many more.

ChristchurchLib Nov 09, 2014

"Thomas Kilbride is a schizophrenic, map-obsessed shut-in who believes he's in touch with both the CIA and former President Bill Clinton. He also believes he's seen a murder. His brother Ray, in town for their father's funeral and to decide what's to be done with Thomas, reluctantly agrees to investigate. His amateur efforts expose them both to some truly dangerous people who want nothing more than to hide all evidence of their activities. Sympathetic characters and a gripping, wildly twisting plot characterise this fast-paced suspense story; for a similar experience with another doubt-defying individual, try Chris Ewan's Safe House." Thrillers and Suspense November 2014 newsletter

Aug 30, 2014

I have only recently discovered this author. He is wonderful. These are fabulous books - well worth reading.

Jul 18, 2014

I'm new to his books,but so far I like them

Jun 14, 2014

Absolutely loved it!

grandquilter Sep 26, 2013

Had me hooked from the start. Liked the characters and plot. Twists till the end.

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Nov 21, 2012

Absolutely FANTASTIC read. As always, everytime you thought you knew what was happening, everything would get turned on its head. Right until the very end. Couldn't put it down.

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