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Elevator Pitch

Linwood Barclay

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Harper Collins
01 September 2019
Fiction & Literature; Classic crime; Thriller & suspense
'You should read ELEVATOR PITCH by Linwood Barclay as soon as possible. It's one hell of a suspense novel' STEPHEN KING 'Moves as fast as a falling elevator and hits with just as much force. Linwood Barclay is a stone cold pro and ELEVATOR PITCH is a shameless good time' JOE HILL It begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in Manhattan. Each presses the button for their floor, but the elevator climbs, non-stop, to the top where it pauses for a few seconds, before dropping.

Right to the bottom of the shaft.

It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again. And when Wednesday brings yet another catastrophe, New York, one of the most vertical cities in the world is plunged into chaos.

Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And it's working. But what do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line?

It will be a race against time for detectives Jerry Borque and Lois Delgado to find the answers before a deadly Friday night showdown.

Number 1 bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with a heart-stopping thriller which will do for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach...

PRAISE FOR ELEVATOR PITCH:

'You should read ELEVATOR PITCH by Linwood Barclay as soon as possible. It's one hell of a suspense novel' STEPHEN KING 'This novel moves as fast as a falling elevator and hits with just as much force. Linwood Barclay is a stone cold pro and ELEVATOR PITCH is a shameless good time' JOE HILL 'A great cast of characters,tension, humour and a thrilling ending; this book takes Linwood to new heights!' MARK EDWARDS 'Linwood Barclay presses all the right buttons' MICHAEL ROBOTHAM 'One of the finest thriller writers in the world at the very top of his game' MARK BILLINGHAM 'Genius ... but terrifying' THE SUN
By:   Linwood Barclay
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9780008332006
ISBN 10:   0008332002
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Linwood Barclay is an international bestselling crime and thriller author with over twenty critically acclaimed novels to his name, including the phenomenal number one bestseller No Time For Goodbye. Every Linwood Barclay book is a masterclass in characterisation, plot and the killer twist, and with sales of over 7 million copies globally, his books have been sold in more than 39 countries around the world and he can count Stephen King, Shari Lapena and Peter James among his many fans. Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, and Linwood wrote the screenplay for the film based on his bestselling novel Never Saw It Coming. He is currently working with eOne to turn the Promise Falls trilogy into a series. Born in the US, his parents moved to Canada just as he was turning four, and he's lived there ever since. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha. They have two grown children. Visit Linwood Barclay at www.linwoodbarclay.com or find him on Twitter at @linwood_barclay.

Reviews for Elevator Pitch

PRAISE FOR ELEVATOR PITCH: 'You should read ELEVATOR PITCH by Linwood Barclay as soon as possible. It's one hell of a suspense novel' STEPHEN KING `This novel moves as fast as a falling elevator and hits with just as much force. Linwood Barclay is a stone cold pro and ELEVATOR PITCH is a shameless good time' JOE HILL `A great cast of characters, tension, humour and a thrilling ending; this book takes Linwood to new heights!' MARK EDWARDS `Linwood Barclay presses all the right buttons. Rush out and buy this book, but make sure you take the stairs' MICHAEL ROBOTHAM `One of the finest thriller writers in the world at the very top of his game. You will not put this book down. You will not want to sleep. And you will certainly not want to get in a lift again' MARK BILLINGHAM `Best known for noirish suburban tales, Barclay manages the switch here to metropolitan mayhem with aplomb, juggling venal big-city politics, far-right terrorism, hubristic architecture and the co-option of the media with the same confidence he brings to orchestrating his sizeable ensemble ... it has all the makings of a superior disaster movie' SUNDAY TIMES, Thriller of the Month `Grabbed me from the very first page. Riveting and heart-pounding' MICHELE CAMPBELL `When it comes to lift phobias, this author pushes all the buttons' SAGA `Two detectives and a fearless journalist try to discover the truth in this gripping thriller' CANDIS `An all stops-out thriller that will keep readers' pulses pounding' BOOKLIST `In snappy chapters and pacy prose, Barclay has a lot of fun letting his scenario play out' OBSERVER `A supremely fast-paced, high-concept thriller' .i. `A nail-biting and stomach-flipping thriller marked with expert pace, tension and unpredictability' MAGIC RADIO `An unrelating pace full of twists and turns as you read on helplessly. Linwood Barclay knows how to thrill his readers' TOM PRICE, MAGIC RADIO


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