My thanks to Real Readers for an advance reading copy of this book
Trust Your Eyes
Published 27 September 2012
My 5***** Star Review
The computer programme, Whirl360 allows you to visit the streets of the world from the comfort of your PC. Believing himself to be involved with the CIA, Thomas Kilbride is obsessed with this programme, and is on a mission to memorise the streets of the world. When he inadvertently sees something unusual online, he is unsure of how to deal with it, but Thomas is schizophrenic, and occasionally confuses fact with fiction. He’s about to discover that sometimes you really do have to trust your eyes, but convincing other people is another matter entirely. His determination to get to the bottom of this mystery will involve Thomas and his brother Ray, in a whole heap of trouble.
As with all Linwood Barclay novels, there are several strands to this story, but with impeccable ease and fine attention to detail, all the strands are brought together in this fast action thriller. The mystery at the heart of the story is gutsy and exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat, but equally inspiring is the relationship between the two brothers in the aftermath of their father’s death. The subject of mental health is handled really well, the frustration experienced by both men is extremely well done, and yet neither patronises nor over sensationalises what Thomas experiences.
This book certainly confirms Linwood Barclay as a master storyteller, his ability to maintain reader interest is evident throughout, and his original and imaginative storylines just get better and better.
I read Trust Your Eyes over the space of a couple of days, it’s really difficult to put the book down, and the temptation to read just a little bit more is so enticing that you really don’t notice the passage of time.
Linwood Barclay is the author of several high tension novels.