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Killing Hour By Andrew Gross,

  • Title: Killing Hour
  • Author: Andrew Gross
  • ISBN: 9780007296873
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • A horrible family tragedy that may not be what it seems .A past encounter with an infamous killer turns deadly today .An ordinary man must risk his own family to find the truth.Jay Erlich s nephew has been found at the bottom of a cliff at Morrow Bay It s all just a tragic suicide, until secrets from the past begin to rear up again Did a notorious killer, jailedA horrible family tragedy that may not be what it seems .A past encounter with an infamous killer turns deadly today .An ordinary man must risk his own family to find the truth.Jay Erlich s nephew has been found at the bottom of a cliff at Morrow Bay It s all just a tragic suicide, until secrets from the past begin to rear up again Did a notorious killer, jailed for many decades, have his hand in this Years ago, Jay Erlich s older brother, Charlie, a wayward child of the sixties, set out for California, where he fell under the sway of a charismatic but deeply disturbed cultlike figure Tragedy ensued and lives were destroyed, but as the decades passed, Charlie married and raised a family and lived a quiet, secluded life under the radar Yet the demons that nearly destroyed him never completely disappeared.When Jay heads out west to help his grieving brother, he is pulled back into Charlie s past and begins to suspect that his nephew s suicide may not have been that at all With eyes wide open, Jay puts his own life at risk to uncover the truth, a quest that goes beyond the edge of madness and a family haunted by a secret past and into the depths of evil.Drawing on two real life experiences from his own past, Gross has crafted a richly personal, yet utterly terrifying tale of two brothers, one successful, one wayward, trying to bridge the gap of what tore them apart.
    Killing Hour A horrible family tragedy that may not be what it seems A past encounter with an infamous killer turns deadly today An ordinary man must risk his own family to find the truth Jay Erlich s nephew has

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    1. Ugh I picked up Eyes Wide Open because I was hoping for the same non stop action, heart pounding page turner that was 15 Seconds, which I enjoyed this past summer Unfortunately, Eyes Wide Open was not that book The unoriginal plot not only was messy and extremely repetitive Pace was frustratingly slow The characters were not only unlikable, but confusing The villains defied logic And the police are useless However, there were some wonderful suspenseful moments I also applaud Gross for using his [...]

    2. This was my first stab no pun intended at one of Gross s books outside his co writing with James Patterson Sorry, but I have a serious bone to pick if you re going to write a book about Charles Manson, then write a book about Charles Manson Some of the details in this book about the cult at the center of the storyline and the murders they committed were SO derivative of the real life circumstances that I actually shouted Oh, come ON out loud than once If you are familiar enough with the Manson [...]

    3. This book defines the meaning of thriller The last hundred pages played havoc with my blood pressure I fear that reading books like this could be detrimental to my health Stop reading them, I hear you say, sorry, not going to happen At my age this is how I get my the Adrenalin rush.Dr Jay Erlich ,happily married with two children and living in New York get a phone call from his sister in law,living in California, informing him that, Evan,their only son, his nephew, has committed suicide The fami [...]

    4. A brilliant psychological thriller, and to this date, the best book I have read this year I was hooked from the first few pages and I read the book cover to cover in a single sitting Killing Hour aka Eyes Wide Open was written with such passion and emotion that I was not surprised to find in the author s notes, that the book was rooted in reality and not fiction Andrew Gross based this novel, perhaps in some cathartic manner, on his own tragic and deeply personal family loss Beginning with an ap [...]

    5. 4 Now this is a thriller Phew I m still processing it Enjoyed the different settings, the history vs present day, the music, the psychic angle, all the tension Lots going on I have no doubt that I will be glad to listen a second time, and will be looking for by this author Good one The edition I listened to was by Blackstone Audio and was called Eyes Wide Open.

    6. I could not get into this book Andrew Gross writing did nothing for me i tried i really did but was not for me

    7. Andrew Gross is quickly becoming my favorite mainstream thriller writer His Ty Hauck series are tight suspense mysteries set in a Wall Street setting, making them a little out of the ordinary for this genre.Yet Killing Hour is different This time, Gross sets up a intimate setting with no economic under currents It is his most personal work to date as you find out from his afterword A deeply troubled young man kill himself and his uncle, a successful doctor, comes to California to support his me [...]

    8. Thank God I am done with this book I tried to make myself stay up late last night to finish it, but it was so bad I didn t have the strength This is one of those books where you dislike the suppose good guy so much, you want the bad guy to please go ahead and quickly kill him You can see this plot unfolding a mile away, but our beloved hero, who should be somewhat intelligent since he announces to everyone under every circumstance, I m a doctor, is still so surprised he resorts to overtired clic [...]

    9. This was a decent thriller it wasn t painful to get through However, the bad guys were not very believable and the ending was just weird and frustrating I m rating it two stars for it was ok.

    10. For what the beginning of the book lacked, the ending made up for Not really what I would deem believable which is characteristic that makes a thriller even scarier However, it was really good read.

    11. I was drawn to this book because of its described theme a mystery dealing with a cult like group in the 1960 s very much like the Manson Family The book turned out to be a quintessential thriller and page turner, just right for the beach or the plane While repetitive in parts, it held my interest and was a good read.The novel is about Jay Erlich, a successful Westchester doctor who finds out that his bi polar nephew, Evan, has taken his own life Jay flies out to California to be with his brother [...]

    12. Wow I read this really quickly 1 It needs to get back to the library and 2 I COULDN T PUT IT DOWN Dr Jay Handler s nephew Evan, has committed suicide Jay rushes to California to his brother Charlie, and sister in law Gabriella s sides, to help them through this traumatic time Charlie s past was extremely troubled, including drugs and problems with the law, as well as being diagnosed as bi polar at a young age Evan was also bi polar, and had tendencies towards violence and when he tried to purcha [...]

    13. Fabulous Thrilling page turner that is well written and super tough to put down.I am probably an official super fan of Mr Gross writings I seriously devour each literary installment as though I have been deprived of written works by talented authors or something Seriously, if you enjoy a good thriller, I encourage you to check Mr Gross novels out good stuff.Thanks 8 Lisa the NookWorm NurseLisainOhio

    14. 4.5 I listened to the audio and I fear I lost a key clue while tractoring around the property I hate missing every word when I like the book, it made the ending muddy, so much so that I had to ask my husband what happened I hate that too, he is not a reliable reader It could have been a five if I wasn t so spotty on hearing every word, the reveal left me wondering where it when so wrong for me

    15. I finished Andrew s latest thriller and as I sat back, putting the book down, I realized how involved I had gotten in the story Our hero, an east coast yuppie doctor has a brother on the west coast with major issues, the drug and mental kind, as does his son, who ends up dead at the bottom of a cliff on the west coast where they live Jay rushes to his screw up brother, Charlie, and stumbles into a decades old, from the 60 s, 70 s hippie culture, diabolical plot by by an aging cult leader who har [...]

    16. I usually enjoy reading books that feature areas I know well In this case, Morro Bay and the surrounding area There are some mistakes or odd terms in this one, however On the book flap Morro Bay is called Morrow Bay should be Morro Bay Inside the book the rock is called Morro Bay Rock should be Morro Rock Book flap and elsewhere says the boy jumped off a cliff Morro Rock is not a cliff Although the time period is contemporary early 21st century the city of Santa Maria is said to have 10,000 citi [...]

    17. I was fortunate to receive a free ARC copy of this book.This is one of those books that will catch your attention and not let go until the last line One of those books that will still be in your hands long past bedtime It is a complex storyline, with all the expected twists and then some and with a sinister backdrop that will chill you as you turn the pages.The characters are very interesting The way the author handles the bipolar and schitzophrenic Evan, Charlie and Gabby shows how comfortable [...]

    18. Eyes Wide Open comes very close to the true story of Charles Manson and the book Helter Skelter The main character, Russell Houvnanian is a very Manson like figure He is obsessed with himself, has the ability to control people, uses music as a media to promote his philosophies, and predicts a coming catastrophic event.Jay Erlic, a New York doctor, is summoned to California by his older brother, Charles, because his son Evan has died It is considered a suicide but Charlie thinks he may have been [...]

    19. Trade Galley Vine The story is of a well to do doctor who get sucked into his brother s past, which happens to parallel Charles Manson and the Tate La Bianca murders His brother, named Charlie, is a functioning mental patient, thanks to tons of medication, who s son is believed to have committed suicide The doctor, having the means to take a two weeks off from work and travel across the country, harasses the terminally ill coroner s investigator into helping him With nothing to lose, the two of [...]

    20. Having read and greatly enjoyed The Blue Zone, I was expecting to once again be wowed Well that didn t happen Eyes Wide Open has an exceedingly slow plot that really didn t have anything all that surprising It was extremely repetitive and rather boring at times The author used the same ploys over and over again Other than the main character Jay Erlich, all the others were plainly unlikable and contrary They d say one thing and then immediately do the opposite It was just confusing and irritating [...]

    21. Comments 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 We have a dysfunctional family a young man who is bipolar and perhaps a bit schizophrenic that makes him suicidal His parents are down and out his dad is an old stoner who couldn t make it as a success in the music biz His uncle is a Doctor and is the only one in the family who seems to ha [...]

    22. Dr Jay Erlich has a great life a nice family, a beautiful home, a successful medical practice in New York, and an above average salary the exact opposite of his older brother, Charlie Charlie s life has been one struggle after another bipolar condition, drug addiction, homelessness and When he was younger, Charlie lived on a commune in California, which resembled the real life Manson family When Charlie s son is found dead at the foot of a cliff, Jay travels to California to try to help At firs [...]

    23. Jay Erlich, a surgeon from the East Coast, arrives in Morro Bay, CA to be with his mentally ill, drug addled older half brother Charlie after Charlie s 21 year old son Evan, who has the same mental issues, reportedly committed suicide by jumping off a cliff During the bereavement visit, which Jay had hoped would be a quick one, Jay comes to believe Charlie and his wife s claim that Evan was murdered Jay tries to pick through the tangled vines of Charlie s wasted life, which includes some time lo [...]

    24. I thought I would like this than I did The plot dragged a bit and every one of the characters frustrated me with their inaction There was also a lot of bad animal stuff in this book that I did not like And finally, Andrew Gross has written several books with James Patterson and has copied Patterson s most annoying writing habits His overuse of italics and exclamation points annoyed me even than when Patterson does it because it seemed like he was just copying If you need italics and exclamatio [...]

    25. I had a strange feeling as I read this book that I had seen a film of the novel as I felt I knew some of the plot It wasn t until I was 60% through that I realised I had read this book under another title Eyes wide open By then I decided to continue reading as I was enjoying it and it was some time ago since I had read it.I am a fan of Andrew Gross novels since discovering his work while writing under the James Patterson money making factory and have read nearly all his books, rarely disappointe [...]

    26. A successful surgeon, Jay Erlich, tries to help his less than successful half brother, Charlie, following the death of his nephew A cult murder which occurred 30 some odd years prior, ties into the death of five involved people and pulls Jay well into the labyrinth of secrets, terror and lies that haunted Charlie The characters were well developed and the circumstances made your skin crawl, especially at the end.

    27. I read this book rather quickly on a recent trip I found it to be a well written mystery I enjoyed the characters, especially the police detective assigned to the case Partially based on a true life experiences of the author s family.

    28. this is a large book and yet there wasn t too much of a story a MUST read is the authors note heart wrenching and tough to graspgood tale but with an air of average.

    29. I liked it, but I totally did not get the big secret at the end Maybe I m dense, but I need it explained to me.

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