Trust Your Eyes

Trust Your Eyes 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 Whirl he travels the world while never

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, he travels the world while never stepping out the door That is until he sees something in a street view of downtown New York City Thomas s keen eyes have detected an image in a window image that lThomas 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, he travels the world while never stepping out the door That is until he sees something in a street view of downtown New York City Thomas s keen eyes have detected an image in a window 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

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  1. Linwood Barclay is the 1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen novels, including Trust Your Eyes, A Tap on the Window, No Time for Goodbye and that novel s followup, No Safe House.This summer, his thriller Broken Promise, the first of three linked novels about his fictional upstate New York town Promise Falls, will be released Book two will come nine months later, and another nine months after that, the conclusion will be released.Over the years, several of Barclay s novels have been optioned for film and television Most recently, No Time for Goodbye has been optioned for television in France, and in 2012, Trust Your Eyes was the object of a film rights bidding war between Universal and Warner Bros.After spending his formative years helping run a cottage resort and trailer park after his father died when he was 16, Barclay got his first newspaper job at the Peterborough Examiner, a small Ontario daily In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada s largest circulation newspaper.He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper s humour columnist in 1993 He was one of the paper s most popular columnists before retiring from the position in 2008 to work exclusively on books.In 2004, he launched his mystery series about an anxiety ridden, know it all, pain in the butt father by the name of Zack Walker Bad Move, the first book, was followed by three Zack Walker thrillers Bad Guys, Lone Wolf, and Stone Rain.His first standalone thriller, No Time for Goodbye, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and great international success The following year, it was a Richard and Judy Summer Read selection in the UK, and did seven straight weeks at 1 on the UK bestseller list.The book has been sold around the world and been translated into nearly thirty languages.Barclay was born in the United States but moved to Canada just before turning four years old when his father, a commercial artist whose illustrations of cars appeared in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post before photography took over , accepted a position with an advertising agency north of the border.Barclay, who graduated with an English literature degree from Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario, was fortunate to have some very fine mentors in particular, the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Laurence, whom Linwood first met when she served as writer in residence at Trent, and Kenneth Millar, who, under the name Ross Macdonald, wrote the acclaimed series of mystery novels featuring detective Lew Archer.It was at Trent that he met Neetha, the woman who would become his wife They have two children, Spencer and Paige.

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  1. Stephen King says it best My idea of a sweet ride is three days of rain, a fridge filled with snacks, and a new Linwood Barclay Right on I picked this one up at the beginning of my last weekend I just happened to be in my sweet spot ready to select my next read.King also said that it s a tale Hitchcock would have loved and once again, he is spot on.I have come to think of Barclay s books as domestic thrillers These things could happen to you or me Today or tomorrow This one is top notch It is th [...]

  2. 3.5Anyone who has seen my book recommendation request list would know I am a big fan of novels that have the main character witnessing a crime murder through a window One of my favorite books from my early teens was The Undertaker s Gone Bananas by Paul Zindel, and as I got older, Cornell Woolrich s short story It had to be Murder Rear Window was added to my favorites list Rear Window is also in my top ten movies list Hitchcock one of my favorite directorsSo when I saw reviews of TRUST YOUR EYES [...]

  3. It s been a really hectic week, so I wanted to lose myself in an escapist but well written thriller This book the first I ve read by author Linwood Barclay, former Toronto Star columnist than did the trick I literally couldn t put Trust Your Eyes down It s the kind of book where if I found myself with an extra 10 minutes during the day, I d crack it open.Thomas Kilbride, who s been diagnosed with schizophrenia, has always been obsessed with maps Now an adult, he spends nearly all his waking tim [...]

  4. Ray Kilbride finds his life turned upside down when the accidental death of his father means having to move back home to look after his adult brother Thomas, who has schizophrenia Thomas believes he is doing important work relating the safety of the USA, but while studying a mapping website he thinks he sees a murder in New York Ray is despatched to investigate is there anything to be found, or is it all in his brother s head This is a really difficult book to review it would be really easy to g [...]

  5. The premise for this book fascinated me, and the opening pages sucked me right in Barclay is, no doubt, a talented author and knows how to weave a good story Unfortunately, this book didn t quite measure up to its promise The problems I had The pace is slow The entire middle of the book drags, with information repeated and dwelled on so often that I had almost all of the plot figured out long before we got there Thomas, while an interesting character, struck me as someone with high functioning [...]

  6. 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, he travels the world while never stepping out the door That is until he sees something in a street view of downtown New York City Thomas s keen eyes have detected an image in a window 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, [...]

  7. An interesting story of a man who is borderline schizophrenic autistic who spends his days studying maps of the world similar to google earth where you get a birds eye view One day he thinks he has witnessed a murder When his brother try s to prove that it was not true the two of them are plunged into a high society conspiracy that may just get them killed Lots of twists and turns and a good fast pace I do recommend this to those that like light mysteries.

  8. While Linwood Barclay is popular in our library, he still deserves to be as best selling as Harlan Coben which is why I said Barclay is the Rodney Dangerfield of thriller writers He sides on the domestic side of weird goings on such as disappearances, conspiracies, and murders, and his characters are always likeable every day kind of guys This will make you look at Google Earth in a different and chilling way.This is due in September.

  9. Another Promise Falls novel so riveting, you just can t put it down The blurb says it all Tons of twists and turns, red herrings, strong characters as well as villains with an explosive end that leaves you so stunned you can t think straight I LOVE this author, I can t say it loud enough Another favorite this year.

  10. There are parts of this story that I liked better than others Loved the two brothers and the modern day take on Rear Window, this was a very clever device on the part of Barclay Using a schizophrenic really added to this story and I enjoyed the map meanderings by this brother I think in part the author added to many elements to this story, too many different plots, which made some of them not very believable to me Do love this author and his writing style and look forward to his next book.

  11. TRUST YOUR EYES 2012 Linwood Barclay I don t remember for sure, but I think I read a review of this thriller in Marilyn Stasio s column in the New York Times Book Review This is the first encounter I ve had with this author, and I almost put it back into my library book bag when I realized it was 498 pages long Another turn off was the one word blurb on the front cover from Stephen King Riveting This could have referred to the length or the weight of the book based on King s typical output Anyw [...]

  12. 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 kno [...]

  13. TRUST YOUR EYES LINWOOD BARCLAY Story Description Doubleday Canada September 4, 2012 Trade Paperback ISBN 978 0 385 66957 3Thomas 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, 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 scr [...]

  14. Wow Quite a page turner This is basically an updated Rear Window, but without Grace Kelly The book also reminded me of Daniel Palmer s thriller Delirious, except it was much better.Like Delirious, you have two brothers, one mentally ill, and the other trying to deal with that The plot of witnessing a murder via a website similar to Google Earth was interesting I ve looked and seen pictures on Google Earth where you can see people and dogs in yards, so I can see how this would work.The mentally i [...]

  15. Linwood Barclay is a hugely successful author His back catalogue include his memoir Last Resort, a series of comic thrillers featuring the character Zach Walker and seven very popular stand alone novels The first of these stand alones is No Time For Goodbye which was the single bestselling novel in the UK in 2008, and has been optioned for a movie.Linwood Barclay s latest release Trust Your Eyes will be published in the UK by Orion on 27 September 2012.Trust Your Eyes hooked me in from the first [...]

  16. Trust Your Eyes was a compelling book with some twists and turns The characters were very interesting, the storyline was fast paced and kept me thinking, and I really liked the way all of the different angles of the storyline came together I thought this was a very clever book.Ray Kilbride returns home to Promise Falls, New York after the death of his father to put affairs in order He has some decisions to make about his younger brother Thomas, as he is schizophrenic, spends all day in his room [...]

  17. Read my mini review here badassbookreviews michelleOr below Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay was such an unexpected pleasure Unexpected because I have a tendency of figuring out the mystery in mystery novels It is rare when I can be fooled by the ending in a good mystery novel I usually see the twists early on That s why books like Trust Your Eyes are such a rare treat This book had me fooled over and over again It was so unique in its storyline and the plot twists had me actually rereading pa [...]

  18. I ll admit, it took me a while to sort out all the characters and their story lines, but once it happened this book really took off The way the different situations began to intersect and relate to each other was hugely entertaining There were several times I was gasping and laughing simultaneously Great characters, interesting twists and lots of them and an ending that was surprising This one hit all my criteria for five stars I m off to another Linwood Barclay right away

  19. If ever there was a best thriller of the year, this is it With so much twists and turns as well as colorful characters, I just could not put this book down Thomas is so delightfully funny Well done, Mr Barclay You have really created a masterpiece and I look forward to now reading your latest book

  20. Trust Your Eyes is the latest book from Canadian author Linwood Barclay In tiny letters on the front cover it also says A Thriller This really should read A THRILLLER Barclay is always good for a wild ride of a read, but this time he s outdone himself Thomas Kilbride loves maps When a new computer program called Whirl360 is released he is in heaven He can continue his work memorizing the streets of all the major cities in the world You picked a spot anywhere on the globe and initially viewed the [...]

  21. This is the first Linwood Barclay novel I ve read and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised It s not the usual sort of thing I read so I was somewhat reluctant to start it but it was much better than I expected It s not a literary novel and it doesn t claim to be It s a good, no nonsense thriller sort of novel Thomas Kilbride is in his thirties but he spends most of his time in his room using a street view website called Whirl360 to study and memorize cities around the world He believes [...]

  22. I can always count on certain things when I read Linwood Barclay s novels, interesting characters, nail biting suspense and a great story.In Trust Your Eyes, Ray Kilborne, a man you might meet anyplace, comes home for his father s funeral Then he must decide what to do with his brother, Tom Tom is schizophrenic and spends most of his time glued to his computer.Tom has a computer program called Whirl 360 which has a website that allows him to look at actual streets of cities around the world and [...]

  23. Trust your eyes by Linwood Barclay follows Thomas Kilbridge, a schizophrenic who is in love with maps and the computer program Whirl360 which gives him the opportunity to see the world when, while web surfing New York City using Whirl 360, he sees someone s head sticking out of the window and covered by a plastic bag A murder is in process He decides to get his brother Ray involved in investigating the matter and sends him to the place of the crime In a parallel plot, Morris Sawchuck is running [...]

  24. Thrillers usually aren t my cup of tea but this one did have me engrossed, wanting to know what was going to happen next It was interesting to see how the different characters as diverse as a thirty something schizophrenic guy who travels the world using a computer program a la Google maps, the bisexual wife of a prospective governor and an ex Olympic gymnast turned assassin linked together.However, when I finished, it just felt like I d read a book that had the pretext of the movie Rear Window [...]

  25. Ok.n, if you are into these murder mystery thrillers this is probably a great one My mother in law loaned me the book, otherwise I never would have read it I struggle with the lack of character development, believability of the situations, etc I know that what I should be focusing on in a book like this is the murder, the mystery, and the emotional twists and turns Based upon those three things alone I would give this book a much higher rating.I just can t read that way It was interesting, but m [...]

  26. 4.5 stars Really enjoyed this one, which was the first novel I have read by Barclay The story quickly pulls you in and never drops to a slow pace, yet it is not one of those action packed thrillers that overdoes it with describing the frenetic antics of the hero narrowly dodging one danger after another I don t enjoy that type of thriller The author has a great knack of ending each chapter with a sentence that makes you think, Ok, just one chapter Will definitely look for novels by him

  27. Not a bad read I think what s bugging me is that I like to be in the dark when I m reading a book I like not knowing what s going on behind the scenes, and learning new things as the main character learns them In this book the POV shifts between everyone involved, so there are few surprises It s a bit hard to feel interest in the main characters trying to figure out what happened in the window when you already know It had one or two good twists though.

  28. 5 Stars for entertainment and ingenuity Oh my word, was this good My type of book Mystery, technology, fast pacing suspense and believable quirky characters I try to reserve 5 star ratings for literary genius, which I don t expect a thriller or mystery to be, but this came pretty darn close I am a Barclay fan, but I think this older one 2009 is my favorite It s about two brothers, in their early 30 s, both single Ray is the older one, an illustrator for newspapers magz The younger brother Thomas [...]

  29. What a great book It had several story lines that all connected Very intense and enjoyable Definitely worth the read.

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