Friday, September 7, 2012

Trust Your Eyes–Linwood Barclay

It is not often that I put a book down and saw that I don’t like it. I never used to be one of those people that abandons books (I am looking at you the 2nd book of Twilight) but lately since my to-be-read pile is huge, I have decided that there are just too many books that I want to read to read a book that I don’t like.

I was given the opportunity to read Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay by the Blogher Book Club. It is not a book that I would usually read so I wanted to try something new and different.

Trust Your Eyes is about a man, Thomas Kilbride, who is a schizophrenic man who is obsessed with maps. He visits the world using a computer program called Whirl360, where he can view street shots from where ever he wants to go. This is his world because he never leaves the safety of his bedroom. While looking at NYC, he see something in a window that looks like a woman getting killed.

Ray, Thomas’ brother, is home dealing with his father’s funeral and is worried about his brother and what to do with him. Thomas does convince Ray to get more information and investigate what he saw and the brothers get drawn into a big conspiracy.

I know lots of people who would love to get drawn into this book. They love juicy thrillers and conspiracies. I am not one of those people. I just could not get into the book or the characters. It was not the story for me. I did not get grabbed from the get go. I kept reading a few pages, mulling it over, putting it down and begrudgingly picking it up again. That is so not me. I love to read. It is a joy. This book just did not grab me like some books have done.

To my thriller loving friends, this is for you! I know that this will entertain you and keep you guessing.

This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

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