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Trust Your Eyes

by Linwood Barclay

Doubleday Canada | September 4, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Trust Your Eyes is rated 4.4286 out of 5 by 7.

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.com, 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 pages, 9.24 × 6.18 × 1.17 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385669577

ISBN - 13: 9780385669573

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Barclay's Best Yet I have read almost all of Linwood Barclay's thrillers and this is by far the best. A definite must read if you enjoy thrillers!
Date published: 0013-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! What a ride I have read Lynnwood Barclay before, and liked his stuff, but this was one of his best. Great story line. Just when you think you have it figured out, you don't. Hard a hard time putting this this one down. And a bonus he is Canadian. He is right there with James Patterson, Dean koontz, John grisham and the like. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Talk about a page turner! I'm embarrassed to admit that this was my first Linwood Barclay novel. As he is a Canadian author, I really should have picked up one of his books before now! He also writes in a genre that I love - suspense. Trust Your Eyes has been called "Riveting" by another master storyteller, Stephen King and likened to Hitchcock and, for good reason. This book is a modern retelling of The Rear Window. When Thomas Kilbride, a schizophrenic who spends all of his time on an online 3D map program memorizing the streets and landmarks of the world sees what he believes is an act of murder, his brother Ray is drawn into a web of intrigue that Ray thinks is only one of Thomas' delusions. Armed with the world's maps in his head, house bound Thomas enlists Ray to track down the truth. Linwood Barclay is an awesome storyteller. I enjoyed this book from the start. I found myself reading late into the night just because I couldn't put it down. Each time I thought I had it all figured out, Barclay threw a wrench in my hypothesis and the story took a wild turn. With a number of surprise twists and unexpected surprises, this book will keep you guessing until the very last page. Brilliant and unputdownable! 5 Stars!
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dreadful I did not like this book at all. It was so boring I did not get past the third chapter. If I could return it and get my money back, I would.
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Rollercoaster Ride!!! TRUST YOUR EYES (LINWOOD BARCLAY) Story Description: Doubleday Canada|September 4, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-385-66957-3 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.com, 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 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. My Review: Thomas Kilbride, a man with schizophrenia witnesses an attempted murder on a website called Whirl360.com. Thomas memorizes street names from cities around the world which is how he stumbled upon this scene. He is so upset that he convinces his brother, Ray, who looks after him to investigate. Thinking he is placating and humouring, Thomas, they both soon learn that getting involved was huge mistake and now their lives are at stake. Trust Your Eyes is a thrilling rollercoaster ride that you won’t want to get off. The thrills, suspense, and intrigue just keep coming and coming. As usual, Linwood Barclay, has penned a stupendous novel! This is a keeper that I’d like to read again just to experience the thrills a second time around.
Date published: 2012-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Rollercoaster Ride!!! TRUST YOUR EYES (LINWOOD BARCLAY) Story Description: Doubleday Canada|September 4, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-385-66957-3 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.com, 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 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. My Review: Thomas Kilbride, a man with schizophrenia witnesses an attempted murder on a website called Whirl360.com. Thomas memorizes street names from cities around the world which is how he stumbled upon this scene. He is so upset that he convinces his brother, Ray, who looks after him to investigate. Thinking he is placating and humouring, Thomas, they both soon learn that getting involved was huge mistake and now their lives are at stake. Trust Your Eyes is a thrilling rollercoaster ride that you won’t want to get off. The thrills, suspense, and intrigue just keep coming and coming. As usual, Linwood Barclay, has penned a stupendous novel! This is a keeper that I’d like to read again just to experience the thrills a second time around.
Date published: 2012-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! What a wild ride of a read! 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 location from above, either in a traditional map form or in satellite mode, as though you were suspended in the sky. You could click on a specific street, and see it. Really see it. Like you were standing there, right in the middle of it. With each click of the mouse you progressed several yards ahead. If something in a store window or a restaurant caught your eye, you could zoom in on it. Read the daily special - 'Liver and onions $5.99' if you wanted." (sound familiar?) And then one day, Thomas looks up at a building in New York. Normally he doesn't, but today he does. And he sees something - "What was that he was witnessing? Someone putting a bag over another person's head? Cutting off their air supply? Smothering them? Who was this happening to? A man? A woman? And who was doing it to them?" But who can he tell? Who will believe him? For map obsessed Thomas is also schizophrenic and lives an isolated life, never leaving his home. When Thomas's brother Ray comes back home to help him out, he is torn between humouring Thomas and dismissing his ramblings. But what if...? And don't worry, I haven't spoiled the book for you, as that's all in the first few pages! Each subsequent chapter introduces us to many other characters, scenes and situations. I wondered how in the world would these disparate threads be woven together? Quite ingeniously as it turns out. Barclay kept me frantically turning pages as the action ramped up and the twists and turns kept me off balance as the plot went places I could never have imagined. There were several little gotchas that were really clever and had me going back to reread to see what I had missed catching. And I really couldn't put it down - I devoured in a day when I had no electricity for 10 hours. (long story) Definitely recommended....and you might want to think twice about a certain computer program...
Date published: 2012-09-07

– More About This Product –

Trust Your Eyes

Trust Your Eyes

by Linwood Barclay

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 pages, 9.24 × 6.18 × 1.17 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385669577

ISBN - 13: 9780385669573

From the Publisher

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.com, 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.

About the Author

LINWOOD BARCLAY, former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the #1 international bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including The Accident, Never Look Away, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.

Editorial Reviews

Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award – Best Novel“This standalone thriller, written in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, is a thoughtful examination of privacy issues surrounding the web.... Barclay gives us not only a riveting read but a poignant story about family ties.” —The Chronicle Herald (Halifax) “Linwood Barclay has taken a chance in Trust Your Eyes, his 11th novel, and it pays off. This is, by far, his best yet. . . . Trust Your Eyes is a terrific thriller . . . . [The] book is near perfect.” —Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail“In this mash-up of “Rear Window,” “Rain Man,” and “Femme Nikita,” a schizophrenic man who spends his waking hours roaming Google Maps witnesses a murder. A suspenseful, pulse-pounding thriller leavened by a trio of quirky, unlikely heroes and a lovely romance. Talk about tour de force plotting, even the most minor details pay off with shoes dropping right up to the final page.”—The Boston Globe“Piling twists like pieces in a game of Jenga, Trust Your Eyes is a breakneck tour of sex-for-pay political scandals, Olympic medal winners reinventing themselves as killers-for-hire, and having every keystroke logged by those who have no business doing so.” —National Post“The surprise plot twists in Trust Your Eyes fall into the following categories and numbers: plot twists the reader can see coming, three; twists the reader might, with a little effort, anticipate; five; plot twists that nobody could figure on in a million years, 364. Wi
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