A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay

Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Doubleday Canada
Source: Publisher

Barclay does it again! Double whammy at the end left me speechless. Truth be told this was a slow starter. I enjoyed the story but was wondering when the "thriller' part would start and pick up the pace, then things got going and I was along for the ride but really only felt Barclay was dishing out a reasonable three star story here. Loved the characters and he told of a very empathetic caring family with one grown son having serious but manageable mental issues. These were characters I truly liked. The mystery/thriller plot was good, but I felt one step ahead of things, nodding my head, knowing where this was going ... until the end. When Wham! it's not who I thought it was or even who I thought it might be! And again, Wham! Last page, get ready for the uneasy final answer just when you thought it had all been solved. I just love it when he does that!

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