It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower, and it proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it plummets. It 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, and New York City is plunged into chaos. From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs and No Time for Goodbye.
... suspenseful and satirical ... Mr. Barclay’s books are distinguished by wit and startling twists. In Elevator Pitch, he surpasses himself with a premise suited for the big screen, a plot filled with stunning surprises—and an ending that leaves the reader greatly satisfied.
Barclay’s latest combines an engrossing, fast-moving, well-twisted modern-day plot with believable characters ... Fans of psychological thrillers and the author’s previous books will love this. Warning: it might leave some readers a bit uncomfortable next time they enter an elevator.
... a heart-stopping climax ... Barclay adds depth and interest with the backstories of many of his characters and the relationships between them, but this is primarily an all-stops-out thriller that will keep readers’ pulses pounding, particularly those of the acrophobes among us.