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Elevator Pitch chapter 1 Elevator Pitch , meaning Elevator Pitch , genre Elevator Pitch , book cover Elevator Pitch , flies Elevator Pitch , Elevator Pitch 70c7c9be39b52 The New York Times Bestselling Author Of A Noise Downstairs And No Time For Goodbye Returns With An Edge Of Your Seat Thriller That Does For Elevators What Psycho Did For Showers And Jaws Did For The Beach A Heart Pounding Tale In Which A Series Of Disasters Paralyzes New York City With Fear 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, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Fireman And Strange WeatherIt All Begins On A Monday, When Four People Board An Elevator In A Manhattan Office Tower Each Presses A Button For Their Floor, But The Elevator Proceeds, Non Stop, To The Top Once There, It Stops For A Few Seconds, And Then PlummetsRight To The Bottom Of The ShaftIt Appears To Be A Horrific, Random Tragedy But Then, On Tuesday, It Happens Again, In A Different Manhattan Skyscraper And When Wednesday Brings Yet Another High Rise Catastrophe, One Of The Most Vertical Cities In The World And The Nation S Capital Of Media, Finance, And Entertainment Is Plunged Into ChaosClearly, This Is Anything But Random This Is A Cold, Calculated Bid To Terrorize The City And It S Working Fearing For Their Lives, Thousands Of Men In Women Working In Offices Across The City Refuse Leave Their Homes Commerce Has Slowed To A Trickle Emergency Calls To The Top Floors Of Apartment Buildings Go UnansweredWho Is Behind This Why Are They Doing It What Do These Deadly Acts Of Sabotage Have To Do With The Fingerless Body Found On The High Line Two Seasoned New York Detectives And A Straight Shooting Journalist Must Race Against Time To Find The Answers Before The City S Newest, And Tallest, Residential Tower Has Its Friday Night Ribbon CuttingWith Each Diabolical Twist, Linwood Barclay Ratchets Up The Suspense, Building To A Shattering Finale Pulsating With Tension, Elevator Pitch Is A Riveting Tale Of Psychological Suspense That Is All Too Plausible And Will Chill Readers To The Bone


10 thoughts on “Elevator Pitch

  1. says:

    In Elevator Pitch, Linwood Barclay writes brilliantly about the fear and mayhem experienced by New Yorkers when elevators appear to take on a life of their own, killing all those on board.It begins when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower Each of them have pressed a button for their particular floor, but the elevator ascends right to the top, stops for a few seconds and then plummets right to the bottom of the shaft On Tuesday it happens again in another building Wednesday yet another high rise tragedy occurs, plunging the city into complete chaos Elevators are closed throughout the city people are unable to work medical emergencies on top floor apartments go unanswered, but just who is responsible Is it a terrorist organisation, or the Russians, or an individual with some ulterior motive One thing s for sure, the perpetrators need to be caught, and fast, or the whole of New York and its economy will be brought to it s knees.I think what makes this a compelling read is, that given the high tech world in which we now live, I can imagine that this scenario could be entirely plausible, and one can only imagine the adverse effects on the financial markets and of society as a whole.This was a gripping read, and it s literally no smooth ride, as the story picks up ever speed, bowls along, broadens out and takes the reader on a journey to hell With expert use of smoke and mirrors, I never did guess who was behind these horrific events, and as expected, Barclay carries the plot forward to a thrilling climax Thank you to Netgalley and HQ for my ARC I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange


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    It s one thing to get stuck in an elevator, it s another thing to, well, have it plummet picking up speed going faster and faster until.Manhattan, a city of skyscrapers, so many elevators, so many people, so many ways for things to go wrong It all begins when four people are in an elevator that plummets to the bottom of the shaft It s not going to be the only one There will be others What first looks like a tragedy, soon begins to look like an act of terror Someone is behind all these elevator mishaps Who and why There is a fair amount of characters in this book with the main plot and subplots going on, which of course had me guessing how they were all related There was one subplot that, although interesting, upon finishing the book, I didn t feel was even necessary A plus, for me, were the characters relevant to the story I enjoyed Barbara and Detective Bourque the most I loved flawed characters Let s face it, they are interesting, and I always want to root for them The writing was solid and apart from feeling that one subplot wasn t necessary, I enjoyed the book I will probably remember this book the next time I step in an elevator Plus, this book did teach me to never step forward when an elevator door opens until I am sure the elevator is actually there nuff said.This is a solid book with underlying tension by Barclay Not my favorite by this author but still enjoyable with mounting tension as the book reaches its conclusion 3.5 starsThank you to the publisher and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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    Linwood Barclay writes an intense, dark and fast paced thriller set in the most vertical city in the world, New York has skyscrapers than anywhere else, with elevators a critical requirement for almost everyone in their daily lives In a terrifying premise that has all the hallmarks of realistic possibility, it begins on a Monday in Morris Lansing s building, an elevator goes crazy, leaving four people dead Elevator accidents happen, they are rare, it is at first assumed that this is just such a tragedy However, on Tuesday, there is another elevator accident that results in a gruesome death The ambitious mayor, Richard Wilson Headley and his team are to find themselves under extreme stress and pressure as evidence emerges that these may not be unfortunate tragedies, it seems someone has embarked on the path of creating terror, fear and mayhem Headley finds himself in the midst of a crisis as he orders all elevators to be shut until essential checks are made, bringing the city to a standstill, whilst die who rely on elevators.Barbara Matheson is a journalist who has made life difficult for the mayor, she loses a friend in the first elevator disaster She wants to know who is behind the attacks, surely there are easier ways to cause death and mayhem She is shocked when her daughter, Arla, finds herself a job in the mayoral office, and concerned by comments left on her articles by someone calling themselves Going Down An alt right group calling themselves, The Flyovers, headed by Eugene Clement, is suspected of explosions in coastal cities like Boston Clement and his wife have arrived in New York, ostensibly for their wedding anniversary, but clearly there is another agenda NYPD Detectives Jerry Bourque and his partner, Lois Delgado, find themselves on the scene of a murdered man, near the railtracks The man s face has been destroyed and his fingertips have been cut off, someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to prevent him being identified Why Barclay ratchets up the tension with skill with his short chapters, providing the reader with a myriad of colourful and interesting characters, and the best possible location to illustrate just how much peoples reliance on elevators can be exploited to deadly effect, and fan the fears of all who live in one of the most important cities in the US This is a high octane intense read, full of suspense and tension, and effortlessly gripping This is for all those who love their crime thrillers, written by an experienced author who can be relied on to provide the necessary thrills and chills Many thanks to HQ for an ARC.


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    After reading this, you ll never look at an elevator the same way, and if you re smart you ll certainly never step into one without looking first.It all began on a Monday in Manhattan, when an elevator accident caused four people to plummet to their deaths At least it was thought to be an accident until another elevator accident happened on Tuesday followed by a third on Wednesday The Mayor s office is in a spin who is targeting elevators and will there be any incidents Do they keep quiet and hope there won t be or do they close down all 70,000 elevators in the city bringing the whole city to a standstill, and causing hardship for all those living in high rise apartments The NYPD have few leads to follow to find the culprit and have others matters to investigate such as a faceless, fingertip less corpse and a terrorist bomber loose in the city, who might or might not be connected to the elevator incidents Linwood Barclay has taken something very familiar to the everyday lives of city dwellers elevators and made it into something very scary indeed It would probably have to be the most effective way of crippling a city with the least number of deaths The plot moves along well, centred on the Mayor and his closest staff, a hard hitting journalist and long time thorn in the Mayor s side Barbara Matheson and the two very likeable detectives on the case, Jerry Borque and Lois Delgardo The final chapters are very thrilling indeed as Barclay ramps ups the tension as the culprit manipulating the elevators steps out of the shadows and their motives are revealed With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin Australia for a digital ARC to read


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    an edge of your seat thriller that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach


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    This stand alone novel by one of my favourite authors Linwood Barclay was good but not great It started well and the end was dramatic and very good but a lot of what came between did not do it for me.The book start with four people getting into an elevator in a Manhattan office tower They all press the buttons to indicate their destination but the elevator proceeds to the top of the building before pausing and then plummeting to the bottom This appears to be an horrific accident until the following day when the very same happens again in another high rise building Further incidents occur and the city is reduced to fear and resulting chaos The question is who is behind it and why.There were plenty of high spots in this book so I don t want to be too negative about it, I did enjoy it and love the writing of Linwood Barclay so I fully understand why other reviewers will give favourable ratings.I would like to thank both Net Galley and HQ for supplying a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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    So, I have a small confession to make This is my first introduction into this authors work Shocking I know I have heard so many great things and even have one of his books sat on my bookshelf waiting to be read What a book to start with though Brilliant is the first word that comes to mind to describe it.If you re lucky enough to not have a phobia about elevators, well you than likely will have one by the time you finish this book There s something about a small confined space and relying totally on technology that gives you a sense of trepidation The fact that in the space of a couple of days there are fatalities that involve elevators, it literally sent me running for the stairs.The story centres around the Mayor of the city and Barbara who works for a newspaper, of which there is no love lost between these two characters We get to see the busy lifestyle of someone in power and the behind the scenes of when things go wrong and a city desperate to lay the blame at someones feet It sure does make for some compelling reading.The sense of fear in people really stands out in the story The suspense and tension was just electrifying and I couldn t turn those pages quick enough to see who was responsible There was than a few jaw dropping moments where I had to go back and re read to fully comprehend what I had just read Those moments are THE best Woah I really need people to read this book as boy do I have to talk about it Even thinking about them now, I can feel the build up of excitement it brought me.Elevator Pitch is brilliant Pure and simple I absolutely loved it This is a hands down must read and what a fantastic film it would make too An exhilarating and intense read with plenty of thrills along the way Be prepared to hold on tight My thanks to HQ Stories for an advanced readers copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.


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    Someone in New York City is targeting elevators in high rise buildings and people are being killed when the elevator gets out of control Also terrorists are setting off bombs in public places Detectives Bourque and Delgado have been assigned to help with these incidents and to see if they are connected.Mayor Headley is desperately trying to sort out this mess and Journalist Barbara Matheson is determined to make things difficult for him.A fast paced thriller that I enjoyed with some really good characters.Thank you to NetGalley and HQ for my e copy in exchange for an honest review.


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    FEAR OF ELEVATORS CLAUSTROPHOBIC Skip Barclay s Elevator Pitch BUT.If you want a fantastic read with disjointed characters that lead to an array of suspects and events DON T MISS OUT ON THIS NOVEL Barclay must have an amazing story board for this novel that brings panic to NYC Pages are full of what happens when a vertical city is suddenly unable to safely use this transporting room A copy of this book was provided by Harper Collins Publishers via NetGalley with no requirements for a review Comments here are my honest opinion MUST READ


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    You board the elevator, just like you do every morning Your eyes are glued to your smartphone as you tap from news site, to weather app, to social media feeds and back again You take little notice of the others surrounding you and they are all immersed inside their own virtual morning routines But something sparks you out of it The elevator is not moving You jab impatiently at the ground floor button but the elevator does not move When it finally does it rises, away from your conjoined destination A group sigh is released The elevator stops again This time it falls down to your destination It continues to fall It does not stop It hits the ground shattering its metal frame and every bone contained inside of it.This is the nightmare reality that is plaguing New York, when a slew of consecutive elevator murders take place, leaving every modern high rise to feel like the creation of a haunted horror film.Despite the modern setting, this is exactly the type of thrilling reading it also provided for the reader, as gory murder was delivered with inevitable conclusion but with the most drawn out and suspenseful of narrative styles.Surrounding this was a politically heightened focus that provided perspectives from the fields of the police force, the media, and the mayor s office Who to trust and who to believe inside of them was often tricky and it required my intrigue and investment in every one of their stories.Two major plot twists had me reeling early on and I maintained my excitement in this story until a final third grand reveal and the high stakes conclusion This intrigue had me pressure reading throughout, despite a small early resistance when the political focus felt not to my current tastes However Barclay soon had me bypassing this and also ensured himself as a writer to trust and one I will definitely read from again.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author, Linwood Barclay, and the publisher, William Morrow, for this opportunity.


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