Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch Review

It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.

Right to the bottom of the shaft.

It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And when Wednesday brings yet another high-rise catastrophe, one of the most vertical cities in the world—and the nation’s capital of media, finance, and entertainment—is plunged into chaos.

Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And it’s working. Fearing for their lives, thousands of men in women working in offices across the city refuse leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. Emergency calls to the top floors of apartment buildings go unanswered.

Who is behind this? Why are they doing it? What do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to find the answers before the city’s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its Friday night ribbon-cutting.

Title:Elevator Pitch
Edition Language:English

    Elevator Pitch Reviews

  • Maureen

    In Elevator Pitch, Linwood Barclay writes brilliantly about the fear and mayhem experienced by New Yorkers when elevators appear to take on a life of their own, killing all those on board.It begins wh...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    2.5 STARS rounded to 3I'm keeping this brief, because it's obvious from my rating that this one just wasn't for me, and I think it's because I was expecting something a bit more fast paced with more e...

  • Paromjit

    Linwood Barclay writes an intense, dark and fast paced thriller set in the most vertical city in the world, New York has more skyscrapers than anywhere else, with elevators a critical requirement for ...

  • Kylie D

    Whoa, what a ride. After reading this book I'll guarantee you wont want to get into an elevator for a long, long time. New York is in a state of chaos. Someone has sabotaged an elevator in Manhattan. ...

  • Holly  B

    I might be opting for the stairs for awhile. Someone is messing with the elevators in NYC, which gave me a sudden sense of horror . I know I'm going to think about this book the next time I step int...

  • Debra

    It's one thing to get stuck in an elevator, it’s another thing to, well, have it plummet-picking up speed-going faster and faster-until ....Manhattan, a city of skyscrapers, so many elevators, so ma...

  • Kaceey

    Do you have a fear of elevators? No? You will after reading this book!Someone is sabotaging the elevators in the high rise buildings of New York City. The casualties are piling up! What elevator is ne...

  • Matt

    I was pleased to get my hands on the latest Linwood Barclay novel, as I find the author never fails to keep me thinking throughout a reading experience. Barclay turns the relatively mundane elevator i...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: The elevator car maintained its slow descent.It did not stop at the lobby level. It continued, slowly, on its inexorable downward path.The injured man, no longer visible, could be heard shout...

  • Mandy White

    Confession time - Elevator Pitch was my first Linwood Barclay book! I know, I know I am a shocker. Once I started this book I did not want to put it down, it was all I could think about. I am absolute...