TRUST YOUR EYES (LINWOOD BARCLAY)
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.
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.