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Trust your eyes
Linwood Barclay
Adult Fiction BARCLAY

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In this tantalizing stand-alone from Canadian author Barclay (The Accident), the death of 62-year-old Adam Kilbride in a tractor accident brings his illustrator son, Ray, home to Promise Falls, N.Y., for the funeral. Ray dreads what lies ahead-primarily figuring out what to do about his schizophrenic younger brother, Thomas. A map-obsessed savant, Thomas spends most of his waking hours on the Whirl360 site memorizing photographed layouts of cities around the world so that he'll be able to replicate them for the CIA in the event of some future computer-crippling catastrophe. When Thomas witnesses what he thinks is a murder online in the Whirl360 images of a street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, he insists that Ray investigate. Before they know it, the brothers hit the radar of a ruthless, politically connected ex-cop and his ice pick-wielding henchwoman, who are themselves scrambling to mop up after a high-stakes screwup, and the Kilbrides find themselves in the fight of their lives. The genius of Barclay's intricately convoluted design becomes increasingly apparent, with throwaway elements later becoming significant and initially discrete story lines eventually linking with diabolic inevitability. While some of the violence escalates cartoonishly, the engaging main characters grab your heart even as the plot makes it stop. Agent: Helen Heller. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

His father's death left Ray Kilbride in the role of caretaker for his younger brother, Thomas, but Ray never imagined the enormity of his responsibilities. Thomas, a high-functioning schizophrenic, is completely dependent on Ray and prefers to spend his time holed up in his room preparing for secret missions by studying the street views of a map website and memorizing the details of the scenes captured there. When Thomas notices a woman in a window of a building he's examining, apparently being murdered as the photo was taken, what he and Ray choose to do about it will land them in the middle of a mystery and unwittingly set off a chain reaction that could ultimately cost them their lives. VERDICT A resounding hit, Barclay's (Fear the Worst) latest thriller is at once exhilaratingly fast paced and intriguing. The author is a master of plot development and has the ability to captivate readers with the complexity of the family dynamics between Thomas and Ray and excite them with each layer of mystery he uncovers. Fans of the genre will be entertained down to the last sentence and new fans will be compelled to check out Barclay's earlier books after they finish this thrill ride.-Natasha Grant, New York (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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