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Barclay, Linwood: Trust Your Eyes

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5 stars

TWEETABLE REVIEW: 5* Thomas Kilbride finds an alarming image online that lands him & his bro in big trouble. Cld be Barclay's best yet. https://www.book-blog.com/2012/08/barclay-linwood-trust-your-eyes.html

Thomas Kilbride is obsessed with maps. He spends most of his time on Whirl360, a fictional and probably slightly more advanced version of Google Maps Street View. He methodically clicks through cities, memorizing their details, and sometimes he finds that unusual things were captured as the Whirl360 car drove by. The latest oddity he's uncovered is a doozy, and one that lands Thomas and his brother Ray in a lot of trouble when they investigate the image further. But this is just the most dramatic of the brothers' problems. There's also the issue of their father's recent death--ostensibly accidental--and a secret from Thomas' past that has recently resurfaced. Barclay tells the story from multiple perspectives, though Ray is the main character, and he tells it very well. There isn't a single word that I would change. The book is exciting and packs some twists, and I loved the premise. I've read eight novels by Barclay in the past and I've enjoyed them all, but this may very well be the best of the lot.

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