- Gebundene Ausgabe: 357 Seiten
- Verlag: St Martins Pr; Auflage: 1 (6. Juli 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0312534906
- ISBN-13: 978-0312534905
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,2 x 3,2 x 24,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.283.149 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
They're Watching (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 6. Juli 2010
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“Riveting, emotionally rich, original, and beautifully written, this book kept me up too late reading, had me sneaking in pages the next day. They're Watching reminded me what it's like to be in the thrall of a great story: helpless until the end, loving every minute of it.” ―Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Die for You
“Rousing…intriguing…one shocking surprise after another…Always a master of the gripping setup, Hurwitz outdoes himself in this ultra-suspenseful thriller.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride! From the anxiety-inducing first page to the nerve-wracking last, They're Watching will keep you riveted as one man fights for his family, his career and his very life.” ―Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Live to Tell
“A strong Hitchcock vibe… Hurwitz has the smarts and the writing chops to earn his suspense in a way that lesser writers simply can't….[he] has firmly established himself as one of the top writers in the suspense genre. He can be counted on to consistently deliver enough thrills to satisfy even the most demanding readers.” ―Chicago Sun-Times
“Invasion of privacy reaches sinister new levels in thriller maestro Hurwitz's latest….With cinematic pacing and strong echoes of countless other twisty suspenses, this one is a natural for the big screen.” ―People
“Turns with equal skill and mastery down the nightmarish road paved by Harlan Coben…Hurwitz's grasp of Hollywood noir is firm and his command of his story makes They're Watching riveting in all respects.” ―Providence Journal-Bulletin
“[A] labyrinthine thriller…full of twists and turns and unexpected revelations. Hurwitz frequently sets us up to expect one thing but delivers something entirely different. He keeps us constantly on our toes, and--this is especially good--he keeps us guessing right until the very last pages about exactly who has targeted Patrick and why. Highly recommended, especially for fans of Dean Koontz, Linwood Barclay, and Harlan Coben.” ―Booklist (starred review)
“You'll be gripped by this terrific read from page one.” ―The Sun
“They're Watching is a thrilling novel, dripping with mystery, suspense, violence, and even a little romance. It contains all the ingredients for a bestseller.” ―New York Journal of Books-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
"Riveting...original beautiful."--Lisa Unger
All Patrick Davis ever wanted to do was make movies. But after he gets his big break and sells his first screenplay, his life collapses. His Hollywood dreams crumble almost immediately, sending him back to his dreary day job. Even his storybook marriage is on the rocks. And just when it seems things couldn't be worse, the DVDs start coming in
"Cinematic pacing twisty suspense thriller maestro Hurwitz's latest [is] a natural for the big screen."--People
The ominous DVDs show that someone is watching Patrick and his wife--that the two are being stalked and recorded by cameras hidden around and within their house. Then come the emails Finally, someone confronts Patrick with an offer he can't refuse: To take the mess his life has become and make it all right. Patrick figures it's the offer of a lifetime. But he's dead wrong.
"hurwitz is One of the top writers in the genre."--Chicago Sun-Times
Now, with every step, Patrick moves deeper and deeper into a web of intrigue that threatens everything he still has and values in this world. Before he knows it, he's in too deep--and the only way out of is to outwit and outplay his unseen opponents at their own game-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The biggest flaw throughout the book was its TOTAL unbelievability. The first half = a struggling novelist/screenwriter Patrick Davis whose book is in movie production has a physical altercation with the lead actor, causing Patrick to be fired from the set w/ a lawsuit pending. Thereafter, and things not going well between him and his wife, he starts receiving electronic secret messages that ORDER him to do certain preposterous things for which he feels a sense of responsibility but that make NO sense other than he will do their bidding. (One example: he is ordered to pick-up a duffel bag containing $27,000+ and take it to this house (fake), to this woman (fake/actor), for her to use for her sick granddaughter's (there is none) operation; w/out this money, she will die.) "They" have completely rigged his home with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment and have tracking devices in his shoes and on his car so that they know his every move = all designed to control and keep him on edge and in-line but.... WHY would he ever play their game in the first place ? They obviously aren't going to harm him because IF they wanted him dead, he would be by now, so doing all these strange things he feels he must do stretches one's credulity, big-time. Then the actor is found dead, beaten to death by Patrick's golf club, so now he's wanted for murder, and so that he continues to follow orders, they show him a picture of his wife who looks very dead.... he sees but has no proof of a dead body, just a photo, yet Patrick continues to believe in this far-fetched mission, while I'm shaking my head in disbelief.
The second half of the book is the root canal part: it seems that the lead actor was making a documentary about the harmful effects of high sonar decibels on whales and a Senate vote to stop this is imminent. Two huge corporations involved in sonar research, development, marketing want the documentary stopped and decide that only by killing the actor would movie production shut down. All well and good? NOT !! Perhaps billion dollar corporations would/could just contract to have someone killed and have the mess covered up OR put money into lobbyists' hands or Senators' election funds. EVERYTHING that they did, day after day after day, to pin the wrap on Patrick was just ludicrous; I can't believe that they would go to those extremes.
At first, all the hoops they put Patrick through aroused my curiosity, but it just went on and on, becoming more bizarre. Everything hinged on damaging information contained on this one disc that had been hidden in a FedEx package, which was miraculously found, Patrick was free, reunited w/ his wife, and at the end we find him working in a nice teaching position, happily ever after, with the mess over and done with. Egads! I couldn't delete from my Kindle fast enough!