Eyes Wide Open (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


Jay Erlich's nephew has been found at the bottom of a cliff at Morrow Bay a tragic suicide, it appears, until secrets from the past rear up again.

Years ago, Jay's older brother, Charlie, a wayward child of the sixties, fell under the sway of a charismatic but deeply disturbed cult leader in California a mesmerizing human monster who set a nightmare of violence into motion. Charlie moved on and raised a family, but the demons that nearly destroyed him never completely disappeared.

Heading west to help his grieving brother, Jay finds himself being pulled back into Charlie's dark history. In a story of two brothers one successful, the other outcast and troubled Jay must put his family and life on the line to uncover the truth behind his brother's son's death, a dark and dangerous quest that threatens to bring up the secrets of the past once again . . . and plunge him over the edge into the depths of evil.

Praise For…


“An emotional, frightening study of evil with believable characters and a relentless pace. Readers who wear pacemakers will want to check their batteries before they open the book.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Gross’s suspenseful second stand-alone thriller (after The Blue Zone) raises chills and strains credulity in almost equal measure.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A chilling page-turner drawn from the author’s life.”
-People

“An energetic story with brisk action and a personal tale about a family gone awry .. vivid story-telling makes each aspect of EYES WIDE OPEN creepily realistic, including the chilling ending. ”
-Miami Herald

“Gross is a master of 3-dimensional characters... compelling with its intensity.”
-abcnews.go.com

“A good read... an eye-opener... a dramatic story.”
-St. Augustine Record

“A dark psychological thriller that moves at a fast pace... totally engrossing and one book you do not want to pass on.”
-Bestsellersworld.com

“Each and every page of this thriller makes the goosebumps stand up as high as they will go... a superb novel full of fear, chills and mind-games that are truly unforgetable!”
-Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“Gross offers dysfunction galore in this psychological thriller.”
-The Oklahoman

“Gross is a master of 3-D characters….Compelling with its intensity….Gross has written his best book to date.”
-Associated Press

“If there are tricks of the trade, Gross has learned them all. He writes with seeming ease, offering no fancy stylistic tics, no overwrought prose, no melodrama, just a menacing tale with effective twists, perfect pacing, intriguing characters, and heart-gripping suspense.”
-Library Journal (starred review)

“Gross’s suspenseful second stand-alone thriller…raises chills…”
-Publishers Weekly

“Emotional weight... a harrowing story that works its own terrible magic on a reader... a high velocity page-turner... the personal drama moves us before the thriller elements kick into high gear.
-Connecticut Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061656026
ISBN-10: 006165602X
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: May 29th, 2012
Pages: 437
Language: English