So, I'm still on my bloggy vacation as I work on revising my novel (so, it's not actually a vacation, technically). But I'm still reading (as per always) and currently am expanding my horizons to try and read new and different types of things. This is mostly because I don't want to read anything too similar to my novel (which removes YA novels, my usual pick).
|And enter... Linwood Barclay's "Trust Your Eyes." (A Canadian author!!)|
The concept of this book is impossible not to describe in terms of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, so here you go. Rather than a guy with a broken leg who witnesses a murder in the apartment across the way, this book is about a schizophrenic guy who never leaves his house who witnesses a murder on
Similar to how the teen movie Disturbia twisted the Rear Window formula to make it suit contemporary audiences, this book embraces technology to show a guy who is forced out of his shell to convince people that he's not crazy - he really did witness a murder.
This book isn't just a copy of Rear Window, however. The book's main character is a detective, and the homebound guy is his brother. Although it's a mystery and a thriller, at its heart it's a story of these two brothers.
And... they're talking about this book on the BlogHer book club, so head on over there for more thoughts on this book!
This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.