Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312317997, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2005
Seven years ago, suspense novelist Andrew Thomas's life was shattered when he was framed for a series of murders. The killer's victims were unearthed on Andrew's lakefront property, and since he was wanted by the FBI, Andrew had no choice but to flee and to create a new identity. Andrew does just that in a cabin tucked away in the remote wilderness near Haines Junction, Yukon. His only link to society is by e-mail, through which he learns that all the people he ever loved are being stalked and murdered. Culminating in the spooky and secluded Outer Banks of North Carolina, the paths of Andrew Thomas, a psychotic named Luther Kite, and a young female detective collide. Locked Doors is a novel of blistering suspense that will scare you to death.
Blake Crouch grew up in Statesville, a small town in the piedmont of North Carolina. He graduated in 2000 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied literature and creative writing. He lives with his family in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where he is at work on a new book.
"Cliffhangers and nail-biting twists. Blunt but expertly paced and viscerally effective, with many surprises and genuine chills."
- Kirkus Reviews
"This tautly written, very scary thriller quickly grabs the reader by the throat. Luther Pike is the most interesting character in the mix. He's so gleefully coldhearted and inventive it's almost difficult not to root for him. . . . Leave the lights on; Luther may be out there."
"Lurid . . . the action is nonstop."
- Publishers Weekly
"Wild and furious . . . engaging and compelling . . . page after page of stunning suspense. [T]his is an exhilirating and stirring tale of terror with just enough redemption to make it all worth it."
- New Mystery Reader
"Crouch quite simply is a marvel. Locked Doors is a stay-up-all-night thriller that will have you chewing your fingers down to the nub even as you're reading its last paragraph. Highest possible recommendation."
"One of the best and most realistic sequels in several years. . . .With twists that will shock readers, Blake Crouch writes a chilling thriller in which readers will consistently check to ensure they Locked Doors."
- Blether book review