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Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
About The Book
It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.
Right to the bottom of the shaft.
It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And when Wednesday brings yet another high-rise catastrophe, one of the most vertical cities in the world – and the nation’s capital of media, finance, and entertainment – is plunged into chaos.
Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And it’s working. Fearing for their lives, thousands of men and women working in offices across the city refuse leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. Emergency calls to the top floors of apartment buildings go unanswered.
Who is behind this? What do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to find the answers . . .
Be prepared for a frenetic travel inside a pitch and without braces!
This had been a non-stop thriller book; with politician lies, journalists searching for the next news, bombs and some elevators that are falling down without any explanation.
This is one of those books where there are some different stories connected between them, but don’t know who is the real perpetrator till the last moment, of course.
There are quite a few interesting characters on this book, each of them with their problems and secrets, that made the story complex and addictive. The story is told with the different voices and perspectives of each character, we even have the delightful insight of what happens inside each elevator before the terrible ending.
I don’t know which character was my favorite, the detectives are interesting and with their own faults, but ready to investigate who is the victim they found in the part, without any finger print. Because, there’s no way it has a connection with the mysterious accidents with the elevators, am I right?
We will have a first sight too from the mayor of the city and his way to act; not a beautiful sight, but sometimes what we learn from our parents is what we become no matter how much we try to change it.
I’ll have to admit I didn’t know that New York was totally controlled by elevators, that if someone wants to control the city, the best way would be controlling them. I am so used to houses or small buildings with just 5/10 floors, that it sounds really weird that someone prefers to stay at home instead of going up/down 50 floors by the steps.
If you are looking for a nail bitting thriller to enjoy on one stand, don’t doubt that this is your book.
Remember to not enter to any elevator, just in case.
About The Author
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.