Elevator Pitch

Linwood Barclay. Morrow, $26.99 (464p) ISBN 978-0-06-267828-7
At the start of this gripping standalone from bestseller Barclay (A Noise Downstairs), an elevator in a Manhattan office building falls from the top floor to the bottom of the shaft, killing all four occupants. The next day, a similar fatal elevator incident occurs in a residential high-rise in another part of Manhattan. The day after that, a third falling elevator throws the city’s populace into a panic and normal activity all but ceases. Mayor Richard Headley, who’s running for reelection, must put campaigning aside to find out who’s behind the elevator sabotage and why. Meanwhile, NYPD Det. Jerry Bourque investigates the murder of a jogger, whose mutilated body was found on the High Line, the old elevated railroad that’s now a walkway. Barclay does a good job dramatizing the family dynamics of multiple characters, including the emotionally damaged Bourque, while building suspense as he slowly reveals how the jogger’s murder ties in with the elevator deaths. Readers who live on high floors will glance nervously toward the nearest stairs as they tear through this exciting thriller. Author tour. Agent: Helen Heller, Helen Heller Agency (Canada). (Sept.)
Reviewed on : 06/26/2019
Release date: 09/01/2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Ebook - 464 pages - 978-0-06-267830-0
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-06-293365-2
Library Binding - 512 pages - 978-0-385-69025-6
Paperback - 512 pages - 978-0-385-68720-1
MP3 CD - 978-1-982687-93-9
Compact Disc - 978-1-982687-92-2
Paperback - 640 pages - 978-0-06-291210-7
Compact Disc - 978-1-982687-91-5
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