Trust Your Eyes– Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen.
Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon—but has not—in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered…
After the last few chick-flick type books, I was so ready for something a bit more gritty. Okay, so I like reading some pretty dark books normally, but this was a solid in-between. Spoiler: No one wears anyone else’s skin. This is more of a thriller/mystery with that whole “I wish my brain worked like that” type jealousy to it. If you watch Alphas & obsess about the brilliant Gary then you are totally on my brainwave.
So Thomas is pretty wicked. I get he’s got all kinds of hardships going on, but his attention to detail both shatters his life & creates a new one. Barclay does a really good job of not making this into a total pity victim scenario which I appreciate though! His brother, Ray, has been tasked with taking care of him. He’s pretty much the go-between for Thomas & the real world. He pretty much humors him about the whole “I saw a chick get murdered” thing…until he gets the feeling it might be legit.
This story has a lot of twists & turns, another thing I actively look for in a plot. If I know what is coming next all the time, you’ll find me not reading it much. I finished this one in 2-3 days because I was really busy. On a more laid back week, it could have easily been 1-2. If you’re into mystery/abilities stories, this one would probably be a good fit for you. There’s like 3 plots going on here, you’re bound to latch onto at least one of them!
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