Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

 
Malfunctioning, crashing-to-the-ground elevators two days in a row, a third elevator crash the following day, and then a dead man who is an elevator-repair person with finger tips sawed off and his face mutilated is what the New York police have to deal with.

What is the connection between the dead elevator repair person and the elevator malfunctions? Is there a connection or is this just a coincidence?

You can't go into any buildings in New York City without needing an elevator, and these incidents along with the mayor's order to shut down every elevator in New York City crippled the city and had everyone in a panic.

Along with all these tragedies, there are numerous side stories going on with the mayor’s office being investigated by a journalist and bombs being set off in New York City and other parts of the country.

ELEVATOR PITCH had a lot of characters' stories that randomly fit into the story line, and all these incidents put together increased the book's suspense.

And...just when you thought it was all over, it wasn't.  The ending is edge-of-your-seat.

ELEVATOR PITCH will not be for anyone who already has a fear of being in an elevator or even a New York City cab, but the book will be for those readers who enjoy intrigue, suspense, twists, surprises, revealed secrets, and shady characters. 4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.




18 comments:

  1. Gosh sounds suspenseful alright!

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    1. It is a good read.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

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  2. I've loved all Barclay's books and this one is at the top of my to read pile. I had nightmares about elevators when I worked in a highrise building (many years ago now).

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    1. This book won't disappoint you.

      Enjoy when you read the book, Veronica, and thanks for commenting.

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  3. Ooh! This does sound good. A friend of mine gifted me several of this author's books in paperback after she (a huge fan of the author) was given them in hardback. I'll have to check if this was amongst them though I'm thinking it might be a recent (perhaps the most recent) publication.

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    1. Yes...it is his newest.

      A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS is very good too.

      ENJOY when you read the books, Felicity Grace Terry, and thanks for commenting.

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  4. I've never read Barclay but would like to.

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    1. This is only the second book I have read by him.

      The first book was THE NOISE DOWNSTAIRS...LOVED it.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy, and I hope you get to read one of Mr. Barclay's books.

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  5. This book would scare me! LOL That is a huge fear of mine.

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    1. I recommend not reading this book then. :) :)

      Thanks for commenting, Carole Rae.

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  6. What a frightening book! I wouldn't be able to put it down.

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    1. It is frightening, Laurel.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  7. Wow!! Intense!!! Great review!

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    1. Thanks about my review, reeca.

      It is very intense especially the ending.

      Thanks for the comment.

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  8. But did you have to mention the fingertips cut off? Just kidding, sounds like a great thriller.

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    1. That is the only really gruesome part.

      Thanks for commenting, Judy.

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  9. This one immediately caught my attention when it hit the ARC sites but then I held off thinking it could be really good or totally cheesy. It sounds like it was pretty good.

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    1. I think you would enjoy it, Ti.

      Thanks for commenting.

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