26 September 2019

Elevator Pitch

Photo of the book cover of Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
A 2019 Top Rated Read

By Linwood Barclay

Hardcover 400 pages
Publisher HQ (5th Sept 2019)

'You should read Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay as soon as possible. It's one hell of a suspense novel.' Stephen King

📕My Review

Elevator Pitch was my first introduction to the work of author Linwood Barclay and I was very pleasantly surprised. With a highly original plot and believable characters, this book is crying out to be made into a movie. 

Imagine your worst nightmare (well, mine anyway!), being trapped inside an out of control elevator. As you frantically stab the buttons, nothing happens. Then suddenly, from a great height within a New York skyscraper, you and your fellow passengers plummet into obliteration. Eeek, scary stuff indeed! Who is sabotaging New York's elevators and why?

What a thrilling, fast-paced read this turned out to be. Gripped from the very first chapter, it was a terrifying journey into a frighteningly plausibl scenario.

Taking the stairs now seems the better option!        

Book Source: Review copy from the publisher
Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

It begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in Manhattan. Each presses the button for their floor, but the elevator climbs, non-stop, to the top where it pauses for a few seconds, before dropping.

Right to the bottom of the shaft.

It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again. And when Wednesday brings yet another catastrophe, New York, one of the most vertical cities in the world is plunged into chaos.

Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And it’s working. But what do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line?

It will be a race against time for detectives Jerry Borque and Lois Delgado to find the answers before a deadly Friday night showdown.

📘The Author

Photo of author Linwood Barclay
Linwood Barclay is an international bestselling crime and thriller author with over twenty critically acclaimed novels to his name, including the phenomenal number one bestseller No Time For Goodbye. Every Linwood Barclay book is a masterclass in characterisation, plot and the killer twist, and with sales of over 7 million copies globally, his books have been sold in more than 39 countries around the world and he can count Stephen King, Shari Lapena and Peter James among his many fans.

Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, and Linwood wrote the screenplay for the film based on his bestselling novel Never Saw It Coming. He is currently working with eOne to turn the Promise Falls trilogy into a series. Born in the US, his parents moved to Canada just as he was turning four, and he's lived there ever since. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha. They have two grown children.

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