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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eyes Wide Open - Giveaway and Review


Jay Erlich is a prominent vascular surgeon in New York. He has what most would call a dream life, a wife, kids and the ability to go where he would like without really worrying about money. His marriage is solid with his wife, Kathy, a veterinarian with a busy practice. If you ask Jay, he considers himself lucky. Not by the standards we would expect, but because he didn't wind up like his brother Charlie.

Charlie has been diagnosed with being bi-polar and lives a meager existence on the coast of San Luis Obispo, along with his wife, Gabriella and son, Evan who have also managed to be bi-polar as well. So while they manage to scrap by on whatever the state allows, they do need help from Jay to make ends meet or to help when their car no longer runs.

On the eve on Jay and Kathy's anniversary celebration at the beach, Jay gets a phone call from Gabby that Evan is dead from an apparent suicide attempt. However when Jay arrives, he finds the circumstances surrounding Evan's death now seem to point to medical negligence and possible murder.

In the latest suspense novel, Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross, a doctor soon finds himself in the middle of something he never dreamed he would and will test his ability as both a brother and as a husband. 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.

I received this book compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review. This book is a crime, suspense thriller that will leaving you hanging by a thread til the very end. I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars just based on the way it holds the readers interest all the way through the book. I was hoping for a bit more suspense but was not disappointed in the way the story was told and can't wait for the sequel on this one!!!

For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy of this book, please click on the links below:


For one lucky follower of my blog, Harper Collins/William Morrow has agreed to offer a hard copy as a giveaway. Here are your guidelines to enter:

1. You must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. If you mention this review/giveaway on your blog or Facebook page, I will give you another 2 chances to win. Please provide the link in the comment box.

3. If you like my review on my Facebook page and leave a comment, I will give you another 2 chances to win.

4. You must be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

5. Leave me a comment on why you'd love to win a copy of this book along with your email address in the comment box. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on August 31st and I will notify the winner via email at that time.

16 comments:

  1. Honestly, how do you find time to read so many book?

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  2. I am a GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  3. This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  4. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. Sounds like a good read for me

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  6. I have been a email subscriber

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  7. I am a GFC follower

    amhengst
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  9. I follow on GFC
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  10. I want to read this because I really enjoy crime thrillers! I have read another of his books and really enjoyed it!
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  11. Posted on my facebook about the contest + 2

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  12. I like on FB and left a comment about the neat name of the high school she went to (because I love horses) + 2
    amhengst
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  13. I follow via GFC: Lisa Garrett

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  14. I would like to win this book because it sounds like a good beach read.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  15. Sounds like a fascinating story line. Incidentally, I used to live near San Luis Obispo.

    Liked your review on FB.

    JHS
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    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  16. My oldest daughter is an avid reader too! She has had some tough times recently. She would love this book. I enjoy knowing you Kat!

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