Wednesday 11 September 2019

Elevator Pitch - Linwood Barclay || Review

The New York Times bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs and No Time for Goodbye returns with an edge-of-your-seat thriller that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach—a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disasters paralyzes New York City with fear.

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 in 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? Why are they doing it? 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 before the city’s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its Friday night ribbon-cutting. 

With each diabolical twist, Linwood Barclay ratchets up the suspense, building to a shattering finale. Pulsating with tension, Elevator Pitch is a riveting tale of psychological suspense that is all too plausible . . . and will chill readers to the bone.


I literally squealed with excitement at the opportunity to read and review this! This is a huge deal for me, Ive been a Linwood Barclay fan for some time and some of his books were my first venture away from romance. I Bleeding loved this book, but i wont be getting in any elevators any time soon - not many people like them at the best of times and this just chills the reader to the core.

On Monday a seemingly random elevator accident occurs, with four people dead - its awful but accidents do happen, so when Tuesday rolls around and another one happens, sometimes coincidences are not coincidence at all. With the city thrown into chaos and elevators out of action - who on earth is doing this? Is it linked to the explosions that have been occurring?

We follow the story from several different people, a journalist, the police & a random other person. We see as they all work alongside each other but separately trying to discover what is attempting to bring the city to a standstill.

This was gripping, thrilling and down right bloody chilling. I knew i would adore it, and even when i felt poorly with a shocking headache and my eyes were tired - i had to read more. This book literally deserves all the hype it has had and more!

This review is short and sweet because trust me, you are going to want experience this one on your own!

I devoured it!

**Gifted for review**

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