Elevator Pitch: A Novel

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William Morrow, Apr 28, 2020 - Psychological fiction - 512 pages

"As fast as a falling elevator...a shameless good time."

--Joe Hill, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author



It 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, nonstop, to the top. Once there, the doors don't open. Instead, the elevator begins to descend floor by floor. Then it plummets. Right to the bottom of the shaft.

It appears to be a random accident. But on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And then Wednesday brings yet another tragic high-rise catastrophe. In only three days, one of the most vertical cities in the world is plunged into chaos. Clearly, this is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city.

Fearing for their lives, thousands of people who work in high-rises across the city refuse to leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. The mayor, already embroiled in a growing scandal, is desperate for answers. Who is behind this? Are these deadly acts of sabotage connected to a fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to uncover the truth before the city's newest, and tallest, residential tower has its ribbon-cutting on Thursday.

"A white-knuckled ride...with twists on every level.... I gulped it down."

--Gilly Macmillan, New York Times Bestselling Author

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I don't even bother to read the descriptions of Linwood Barclay's new releases - I just know it's going to be a great read. Elevator Pitch is the latest release from Barclay. I'm not a fan of ... Read full review

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It’s an exciting novel that will make you think twice the next time you step into an elevator…but just keep telling yourself “it’s only fiction. It’s just a story.” and maybe you will begin to ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Linwood Barclay was born in the United States, but moved to Canada just before turning four years old. He received a B.A. in English from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He worked for the Peterborough Examiner before joining the Toronto Star in 1981. He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper's humor columnist in 1993. On June 28, 2008, he wrote his last column announcing his retirement from the Star. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction works including Last Resort; Bad Move; Bad Guys; Lone Wolf; Stone Rain; No Time for Goodbye; Too Close to Home; Fear the Worst; and Never Look Away.

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