Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross


9 Critic Reviews

An emotional, frightening study of evil with believable characters and a relentless pace.


“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

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.


About Andrew Gross

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Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, Don't Look Twice, and Reckless. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
Published April 14, 2011 by Harper. 467 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Crime. Fiction
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All: 9 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 2


Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jun 01 2011

An emotional, frightening study of evil with believable characters and a relentless pace.

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Denver Post

Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Jul 13 2011

While not quite a page turner, "Eyes Wide Open" is still compelling with its intensity, and readers need to know if Jay can solve the mystery.

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Seattle PI

Below average
Reviewed by Shannon Turlington on Jul 05 2011

I'm sorry to say that Eyes Wide Open does not satisfy any of my requirements for an entertaining thriller.

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Mysterious Reviews

Reviewed by Betty

Eyes Wide Open is a strongly written, deftly plotted novel of suspense about the lives of an extended family and the misfortune that brings them together.

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Sentinel Source

Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill on Jul 10 2011

Gross delivers an energetic story with brisk action and a personal tale about a family gone awry in “Eyes Wide Open.”

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Reviewed by Sheri Newton on Jun 18 2012

Overall, this is a suspenseful and chilling story that fans of this type of novels will enjoy.

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Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on Aug 22 2011

He takes the reader on chilling twists and turns, and it’s difficult to predict where the story will end up.

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Pages of Julia's Blog

Below average
Reviewed by pagesofjulia on Jun 12 2011

Suspense? Fine. Plot? Meh. Writing? Distractingly bad. Go ahead, pick it up to pass your time if you don’t expect much and just want a gritty story for a beach read. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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The Reading Frenzy

Reviewed by Debbie Haupt on Jun 02 2011

If mystery, murder and dark plots are your cup of tea, have a cuppa this because you won’t find a better roller coaster ride than the one you’ll climb on here.

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