Thursday, August 4, 2011

EYES WIDE OPEN: AN ANDREW GROSS GIVEAWAY

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EYES WIDE OPEN
BY ANDREW GROSS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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, 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Andrew Gross is the author of The New York Times and international bestsellers The Blue Zone and The Dark Tide, and coauthor of five No. 1 bestselling novels with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury, Lifeguard, and The Jester. Gross lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Lynn. They have three children. 

PRAISE FOR EYES WIDE OPEN:
“Gross is a top-notch thriller writer.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“Andrew Gross knows how to make your skin crawl. Eyes Wide Open should be read with the door shut and the lights on; a truly terrifying descent into evil.”
—Nelson DeMille

“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 Magazine
“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
EXCERPT FROM EYES WIDE OPEN:
New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross solidifies his position as one of today’s very best suspense authors with Eyes Wide Open. Joining his previous bestsellers The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, Don’t Look Twice, and Reckless, Eyes Wide Open is another brilliant example of the contemporary thriller done absolutely right. In this relentlessly exciting page-turner, a man must investigate a shattering personal tragedy that is somehow connected with a charismatic cult leader from the ‘60s. James Patterson, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, John Grisham, Jonathan Kellerman, Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Gardner, Nelson DeMille, Tess Gerritsen—Andrew Gross stands tall in their elite company.   Read below a short excerpt from EYES WIDE OPEN now!

Sherry Ann Frazier knew she’d seen him somewhere before.
 
The gaunt, sharply cut edge of his jaw. The narrow, dimly lit eyes, staring back at her. The probing intensity of his crooked smile.
 
Maybe on a trip somewhere, or at an airport. You know how you pass by someone you might never see again and yet their face is permanently implanted in your mind. Or maybe she’d seen him at her shop. People were always coming in . . . She’d seen him before—that much she knew. Definitely.
 
She just couldn’t remember where.
 
She was packing her groceries into her hatchback in the lot outside Reg’s Market in the town of Redmond, Michigan. On Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula. Sherry had a bakery there, a couple of blocks off the lake. Muffins, zucchini bread, brownies. And the best damn apple crisps on the UP, according to the Redmond Crier.
 
She called them Eve’s Undoing—a temptation no one could resist.
 
He was simply staring. Leaning in the entrance to Singer’s Pharmacy, next door. Looking very out of place. He never took his eyes off her. Initially, it gave her the chills, but nothing bad or creepy ever seemed to happen in Redmond. Maybe he was a workman at one of the marinas. Or a war veteran down on his luck. The town always had a few of those; they made their way up here in the summer, when the place was filled with vacationers. She always gave them a treat. Everyone has dignity, Sherry always maintained. Everyone was always loved by someone in their life.

Click HERE to read the rest of the first three exciting chapters of EYES WIDE OPEN. Find it on sale NOW!

GIVEAWAY 

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127 comments:

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I find it interesting that the author used his own personal experiences to help write the book. It sounds quite good, I would love to read it.
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Andrew's background as an English major would seem like a no brainer, but he certainly took a circuitous route to hooking up with Patterson.
I may have to go back and look up the Jester, as it was one of his faves.
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Interesting that Andrew took personal life experiences and used it for a book.

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CherylS22 said...

I really want to read this book because I'm a huge fan of Andrew Gross. I enjoyed his writing when he partnered with James Patterson & I especially enjoy the books he has written in his solo career.
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Wow, risking your family to find out the truth....

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Interesting that Andrew worked in a company that was started by his grandpa.

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i've enjoyed every Andrew Gross book I've read - this one sounds great as well
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misskallie2000 said...

Wow, Eyes Wide Open sounds like a book I have to read. I love mystery, suspense, intrigue and maybe romance to mix things up. I have not read any on your books Andrew but adding them to my wish list.
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Andrew was already successful in the clothing industry when he decided to write full time. He also combined 2 life events from his personal life in Eyes Wide Open.

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Using his personal life experiences for inpiration makes me want to read this book.

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I am most intersted in this book because it is partly based on two real life experiences. Sometimes real life can be more amazing than fiction. I have read some of Mr. Gross's books and have been impressed with them.


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I loved one of his favorite quotes under his bio:

Some people think they can and some think they can't and they're probably both right!" Henry Ford


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notorious killer, jailed for many decades-this book sounds very exciting

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I love mysteries and this one I think I could lose myself in

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What made me want to read this book? Nelson Demille's review

“Andrew Gross knows how to make your skin crawl. Eyes Wide Open should be read with the door shut and the lights on; a truly terrifying descent into evil.”
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" but nothing bad or creepy ever seemed to happen in Redmond."
Okay, you know this is not going to end well.

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Anita Yancey said...

A great story about two brothers with secrets about the past. Makes for a great read. I have read his books The Dark Tide and The Blue Zone, and loved them. I would like to read this one too. Please enter me. Thanks!

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I find it interesting that he started in his grandfather's women's clothing firm. I also found his book Reckless sounds very good.

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