I hadn’t read a Linwood Barclay book for a while, but when I saw the blurb I knew it was a must-read. I’m sure you’ll soon see why:
The blurb says:
‘WHEN THE DOORS CLOSE, HE’S GOT YOU…
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.
Sounds like a gripping page-turner, doesn’t it? Well, it certainly is. I don’t get to read as much as I’d like to and often, it’s only a few pages just before I go to bed. But Linwood’s story had me hooked and there was no way I was only reading a few pages every day, so I zipped through it quite quickly.’
It may not be as fast-paced as his earlier books, nor may the characters be as well-developed, but it’s entertaining with a great twist.