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Great book for old and new fans alike,
This review is from: Trust Your Eyes (Hardcover)
This is the first book I've read by Linwood Barclay and I will certainly be reading another one!
The story starts off with Thomas Kilbride who has schizophrenia and spends his days memorizing city layouts all across the world using an internet map site - Whirl360. One day he comes across an image that he believes is a woman being murdered. Thomas and his brother, Ray, quickly get caught up in a situation which has them fighting for their lives. It's a fast paced thriller which has a number of themes running through it - politics, conspiracy, loss of a loved one and even the sensitive subject of mental health. There are a number of twists and turns which keep you guessing right to the end. In fact, without giving anything away, the ending itself leaves with you further `food for thought'.
A number of different characters come and go throughout the story and I really enjoyed the way that each one was important to the story - even if only in a small part. The main characters are easy to like and it was interesting to find out more about the relationship between the two brothers as the book went on. Each of the chapters are short and you always want to `read one more' before putting it down.
Overall this is a well written story which has a number of skilfully woven strands and I recommend it to both existing Linwood fans and those who have never read any of his work before.