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Eyes wide open all night,
This review is from: Eyes Wide Open (Hardcover)
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My eyes were open almost all night as I read this in nearly one sitting. This is a face-paced thriller that steadily weaves a thrilling tale and draws you in each step of the way. Dr. Erlich has an aging hippy brother whose son has just mysteriously died--and no one is sure if it is a suicide or homicide. The doc goes out to console the shaken brother, Charlie, and is drawn into more than he ever expected. The police, mental health hospital, murders in other areas, the doc's own past, and a "Manson family" like group that Charlie knew from his hippie days are all woven into the mix. Ominous clues are found by the doc, who refuses to give up his search for the truth, to his own risk.
There is a psychological dimension to many of the characters, including the deceased boy, Charlie, the brother's father, and the "Manson family" like members from the past that add to the tension in this thriller. There is so much dysfunction that you know there has to be trouble somewhere. The author does a fine job of tying it all together and bringing the book to its climax. The writing style is similar to the author's work with James Patterson--there is a cliff hanger in nearly every chapter that keeps things moving right along.
Get this book if you want your eyes wide open until you have the chance to finish it, because you won't be able to put it down.