Andrew Gross's Latest Novel
a Frightening Study of Evil

An AUDIO interview with the author of Eyes Wide Open and Other Bestsellers
August 2011 Authorlink Edition


Eyes Wide Open cover
Eyes Wide Open

by Andrew Gross
(William Morrow/HarperCollins
July 2011)

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Bestselling author
Andrew Gross





Andrew Gross

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A chance meeting with brutal murderer Charles Manson and a personal family tragedy inform New York Times Bestselling author Andrew Gross's latest suspense novel, Eyes Wide Open (William Morrow July 2011).

When Jay Erlich‘s nephew, Evan, is found dead in an apparent suicide, Jay rushes to the aid of his distraught brother, Charlie. But something is not adding up. Why had Evan been released from a mental institution just three days after attacking his parents? Why was he allowed to wander off from his rehabilitation facility? And why, most confusingly of all, would he have removed just one sneaker before jumping? Despite Evan‘s history of depression and erratic behavior, it just doesn't‘t make sense. And Jay is determined to get to the bottom of what went wrong. However, what begins as an investigation into the medical professionals who seemingly overlooked huge warning signs, quickly becomes a cat-and-mouse game between a notorious serial killer‘s devoted follower and those who betrayed the killer decades earlier.

Andrew wrote five bestselling novels together with the iconic James Patterson, then went on to publish his own bestselling works in 25 countries. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers Reckless, The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, and Don't Look Twice, and co-author of five bestsellers with James Patterson.

Here, Andrew talks with Authorlink about his newest and highly praised novel, his writing experiences with James Patterson, and his vision of the new digital marketplace, which, he says, already accounts for half-to two-thirds of his own book sales.

Gross has degrees from Middlebury College and Columbia University, and lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife Lynn. They have three children. To learn more about him, visit