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EYESHOT: a gripping edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller Kindle Edition
Gripping, thrilling, unputdownable suspense. In the middle of the desert a couple are pinned down by a ruthless sniper
“Heart-stoppingly tense, this is a brilliant page-turning thriller.” Chris Child
“Gripping and beautifully written, with sharp dialogue and a real feel for the desert landscape. I couldn’t stop reading it.” Beth Boyd
“A remarkable debut novel, the couple are realistic, and the killer dark, dangerous, and sometimes very funny.” Ann Abrams
"An intelligent thriller as unstoppable and exacting as its villain, with heroes who are human and engaging. Riveting." T.J. Brearton (best-selling author of Habit)
A thriller that you won’t be able to put down
James and Elle Eversman are a young couple travelling through the Mojave desert on their way to a new life. When their car mysteriously breaks down they are stranded in the middle of nowhere without much water and no cell-phone reception.
A mile away a deadly sniper has them in his cross-hairs. They are pinned down behind their broken-down car, surrounded by open ground in all directions. There’s nowhere to run and no one to help them. How can they possibly survive?
With relentless tension, razor-sharp prose, and a surprising dose of dark humor, EYESHOT will keep you gripped till its stunning conclusion.
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What people are saying about Eyeshot
"This was one of the most riveting, non-stop thrillers I have ever read. I blew through this book. I look forward to reading more by Taylor Adams." Kyle Sherrod
"This book was one of the first that I have read in a long time that has even come close to getting a five star review. This was an awesome read from beginning to end, well worth the time to read and ENJOY!" Outlaw 1773
"Wow! Brilliant from start to finish. Once started its hard to put down. DONT MISS THIS BOOK!" brian partridge
"This book is a well constructed, action driven thriller. For me, the best thrillers are those that seem plausible enough to imagine myself in the same situation. In this case, the serial killer is a sniper and the victims are ordinary people caught in the wrong place at the wrong time." Bichon Mom TOP 500 REVIEWER
"Touted as the the most gripping suspense thriller you'll ever read ... and if it wasn't the top for me, it is sure in the running, and I hope Hollywood is smart enough to cash in, because this book had me up until four in the morning. I could NOT go off and leave these characters on their own!" Name withheld
"I loved every minute of this book. The writing is simply amazing." Jamie Mills
About the Author
A veteran voice artist, Tom Zingarelli has produced and narrated many audiobooks in the last several years. He has also recorded books for the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. His voice was featured on the popular PBS children's television program Between the Lions and in the off-Broadway production of Ruthless, the Musical.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00MRAZIIA
- Publisher : Joffe Books Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense (August 14, 2014)
- Publication date : August 14, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 969 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 280 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #66,563 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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First, I really loved the way the author spent a lot of time developing characters and an entire plot with just a few devices (a handful of characters, a car stalled in a desert, the items in the car, a sniper, an accomplice). The way Adams spent time developing scenes carefully and the way he spent pages and pages describing just the smallest decisions and moments was pretty incredible.
But, the narration skipped around a bit, and at some times, I felt like he glossed over pretty crucial plot points. For the time and care spent describing how a character spent 5 seconds unholstering a gun, it seemed like a strange decision to then turn around and not describe how certain characters overtook others, or how other critical scenes played out.
I also didn't care for the motivations of the main characters -- a husband and wife who want to have a baby, but can't. It's a pretty tired marital drama/plot device and it didn't do anything to make me connect with the characters.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, though! I read it in just three sittings -- truly couldn't put it down. And I'll be reading more from this author for sure!
The premise had promise, but to my disappointment a lot of the story focuses on trying to give an emotion backstory to the lead characters rather than focus on the suspense of the desperate situation they are in. And the fact that Elle had six miscarriages in three years came across as the author trying too hard to make the reader sympathize. And I just couldn't believe an emotionally damaged and depressed professional class young couple would be able to maneuver around their would be killer's plans the way it ended up playing out.
The main villain was cartoony and behaved childishly, it was hard to believe him to be a disciplined marksman.
The author makes a lot of mistakes that modern writers often do in modern thrillers; take an interesting concept and boggle it down with pointless backstory, try too hard to make characters relatable or sympathetic, have wild and thoroughly unrealistic turn of events and layer the story with uneven pacing.
I would recommend skipping, it's not as gripping as I expected it to be.
Another great thing the author does is knowing how to pace the action. He was masterful at slowing down the pace to allow the characters to reflect and give the reader background information, and then quickening the pace to speed along the action. By the end, the reader really understands the motivation for each of the three main characters and can connect with the protagonists. Even though the story is horrific and I hope it would never really happen, it reads like it could happen and the reasons why it's plausible.
I found myself really wishing this would be made into a movie. I guess my heart stopping while reading wasn't enough - I need more on the big screen. I can hear the silence in the background, the whizzing of bullets, the drama of waiting and thinking and planning...it would be an intense film!
I have not read another book quite like this. Stephen King books can be intense, but they are written in a different way. I like that Mr. Adams has a unique style, with fleshed out ideas, with smart characters, and is not afraid to use humor to release tension in the right places. Seriously, the brownie story had me laughing while holding my breath to see what happens.
And it's his debut novel!!! Can't wait for more!
Top reviews from other countries
This book grabs your attention and won’t let go, one piece of bad luck and a few twists and turns after another. My first Taylor Adams book will not be my last; but it.
Description looked interesting and things certainly started out that way, but somewhere around the last third of the book my attention began to wane. Whilst still enjoying the book, I was looking forward to it ending.
It’s probably just me, but I struggled to understand what was going on towards the end, more specifically the locations where particular events were occurring, but whereas the 1st half of the book is a solid 4*, the second half was a 2*.