Trust your Eyes

Trust your Eyes

Book - 2013
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Thomas' 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 humours 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, Ontario] :, Seal Books,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781400026289
Characteristics: 499 pages ;,18 cm.


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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.

Jul 07, 2013

*** 1/2 stars. By chance this year I have read three books by this author, who is new to me. This one is by far the best of the three. Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the safety of his bedroom. With a computer program called, however, he travels the world via cameras that film every street and building of cities. Thomas can tell you every business and home on a street corner in Amsterdam. When their father, who had lived with and cared for Thomas, dies, his brother Ray returns home intending to sell the house and place Thomas in a group home. One day Thomas detects an image in a image that looks like a woman being murdered. Day by day Ray learns the extent of Thomas's disability as he takes care of him, cooking for him, dealing with the outside world on his behalf, and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. Ray also begins to wonder if something happened to
Thomas when he was 13 as he observes his behaviors, fears, and stories of a troubled relationship with their father. When Thomas tells Ray that he has seen a murder, he humors him with a half-hearted investigation. But Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy. I was skeptical when I started the book because I had not particularly enjoyed the previous books, but Mr. Linwood won me over with a carefully laid out plot that keeps you guessing until the very end with one final shocker just when you thought the roller-coaster ride was over.

debwalker Jun 12, 2013

Another great ride with Linwood Barclay - twist after twist, right to the last page. Also poignant on the challenges of caring for a fragile sibling once your parents are gone and there's no one else to look after someone who will never be able to live independently.

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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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