Elevator Thriller Gets Stephen King Stamp of Approval

Elevator Pitch is a new novel that “does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach,” according to author Linwood Barclay’s website. These do not seem to be empty words from someone with a vested interest, considering renowned writer Stephen King urged people to “read Elevator Pitch as soon as possible,” calling it “one hell of a suspenseful novel.”

The publication Facilitiesnet observes the thriller uses elevator accidents as a “terrifying” plot device as an unknown killer terrorizes Manhattan by using elevators to murder people, leaving the mayor to decide whether to shut all 70,000 of the city’s commercial elevators down. We here in the “elevator world” know that elevators are among the safest methods of travel, but still, the book looks fun and received positive reviews. If you happen to read it, let us know what you think!

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