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Elevator Pitch: A Novel Kindle Edition
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“Barclay [is] always good for a touch of cardiac arrest. . . . Chilling . . . wildly inventive and really scary.” -- New York Times Book Review
“Gripping. . . . Readers who live on high floors will glance nervously toward the nearest stairs as they tear through this exciting thriller.” -- Publishers Weekly
“Elevator Pitch is a white-knuckled ride of a book with twists on every level and an unforgettable cast of characters brought to life with Linwood Barclay’s signature flair and acuity. I gulped it down.” -- Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew and The Nanny
“Read Elevator Pitch as soon as possible. It’s one hell of a suspense novel.” -- Stephen King
“A vivid story with a compelling cast of characters mixed with a truly terrifying scenario. . . . Barclay has crafted a great thriller with a surprising ending and readers will sweat a little the next time they get on an elevator.” -- Associated Press
“Barclay’s latest combines an engrossing, fast-moving, well-twisted modern-day plot with believable characters. Fans of psychological thrillers and the author’s previous books will love this.” -- Library Journal (starred review)
“Mr. Barclay’s books are distinguished by wit and startling twists. In Elevator Pitch, he surpasses himself with a premise suited for the big screen, a plot filled with stunning surprises—and an ending that leaves the reader greatly satisfied.” -- Wall Street Journal
“An all stops-out thriller that will keep readers’ pulses pounding, particularly those of the acrophobes among us.” -- Booklist --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
About the Author
- Publication date : September 17, 2019
- File size : 4431 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 464 pages
- Publisher : William Morrow (September 17, 2019)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07F16DX7K
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0062678280
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #47,140 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Too much politics, family and social. Easy bad guy to figure out:
He's the only likeable character in the book.
This book is intense, a true thriller. As the authorities rush to figure out who is terrorizing their city, the reader flips pages faster. The novel is well written, and parts that may seem slower, than things in a free fall, are absolutely necessary in building and supporting the plot. There is no unnecessary rambling. Some very enjoyable and white knuckled reading here!
I was so freaked out about elevators by the end, I actually started learning which kind used a piston and which used cables. You can bet your Aunt Fanny that the next time I'm in NYC I'll request the hotel assigns us a low floor. Oh, and I am never, ever, watching the movie Speed again.
Top reviews from other countries
The book starts off with a bang … or a terrifying splat (to be more accurate) and things take off from there. I was riveted to the pages as New York, a city of 70,000 elevators, becomes targeted by someone manipulating elevators resulting in several deaths and widespread mayhem.
I've always been drawn to Barclay's style of writing. I enjoy how he gives even his most tertiary characters a wee bit of backstory that helps me to connect with them. From the cops to the journalist to the mayor and even some of the victims, readers get a well-rounded view of things.
But in the middle, the energy wavered, and it didn't take long for me to zone in on the culprit. There is a red herring but it's too obvious be to considered an option and a couple of coincidences that were too convenient to be believable didn't help matters. But there is a great, nail-biting ending. I just wish that tension was infused into the middle of the book (I was expecting more elevator terror, I suppose).
All in all, this is an entertaining story that will result in readers having some pretty awesome calf muscles because after reading this book, you'll be wanting to take the stairs for the foreseeable future.