BlogHer Book Club Review: Trust Your Eyes


Meet Thomas Kilbride: Reclusive, socially awkward, obsessed with the computer program Whirl360 (think Google Earth), which allows you to virtually tour the streets of any city in the world. Convinced that he is an employee of the C.I.A. and that his “job” entails traveling the world via Whirl360.

Meet Ray Kilbride: Illustrator. Brother to Ray. Returns home to Promise Falls after the death of their father, partly to take care of his father’s affairs and partly to figure out what to do with his brother, who he fears has become so obsessed with his “job” that he cannot live independently.

After Thomas “witnesses” what he believes is a murder while virtually roaming the streets of New York City, the Kilbride brothers find themselves thrown head-first into a terrifying series of events. Conspiracy, murder, missing persons and kidnapping become their reality and together, they must quickly navigate their way through an elaborate maze of twists, turns, and deceit…. before the truth comes knocking on their door.

Trust Your Eyes was the first Linwood Barclay novel I’ve read, and I found myself quickly engrossed in the story of the Kilbride brothers. Trust Your Eyes kept me on the edge of my seat (and couch, and, er, bathtub) the entire time I was reading it. The author introduced several characters who were seemingly unrelated to one another, only bring them crashing together later in the story in an intricate and mysterious plotline that kept me guessing every step of the way. I thought setting the stage for murder and mystery by using modern technology in the way that he did was very clever and intriguing.

Trust Your Eyes will leave you wanting more with every turn of the page – and it comes with a delicious twist at the end that will make you gasp.

DISCLOSURE: I received both monetary compensation and a copy of Trust Your Eyes for this post as part of the BlogHer Book Club. You can read more about this book or join the discussion by visiting the BlogHer Book Club’s discussion of Trust Your Eyes. Though this was a compensated post, I really did enjoy this book. These thoughts and words are 100% authentic, and 100% my own.