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Romance
Author: Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 0380753715
Subcategory: Romantic Suspense
Pages 328 pages
Publisher Avon Books; First edition (February 1, 1988)
Language English
Category: Romance
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 316
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Crestwood Heights book. In the end, it’s not that great a story that hasn’t stood up well Crestwood Heights by Christopher Hyde is thriller set in a purpose-built town in 70’s America which is presided over by various corporate interests. It’s a self-styled techno-thriller which has rather suffered from technology moving in different directions to what Mr Hyde Could have ever guessed. It’s also part Stepford Wives as the perfect suburban town clearly has a dark underbelly and the protagonist doesn’t know who to trust.

The Future Has Arrived And It 's Very Scary!!! By Thriftbooks. com User, November 13, 2005. This book is set in the fictional High Tech town of Crestwood Heights where all of the inhabitants seem to believe in "Better Living Through Chemisty". This is The New World as promised by so many and it is not what it appears to be.

ISBN 10: 0747232016 ISBN 13: 9780747232018. Publisher: Headline Book Publications, 1989. A story of evil, greed and horrific experimentation lurking beneath the pretty facade of Crestwood Heights, the town that was too good to be true, by the author of "Maxwell's Train", "Whisperland", "The Icarus Seal" and "Jericho Falls".

1988) A novel by Christopher Hyde. To those who live there, it's the American Dream come true.

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Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Go to Google Play Now . Crestwood Heights: A Study of the Culture of Suburban Life. the University of California.

Crestwood Heights, Avon Books (New York, NY), 1988. SIDELIGHTS: Christopher Hyde is a successful Canadian novelist who worked for a number of media outlets before becoming a full-time writer. Egypt Green, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1989. White Lies, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1990, published as Hard Target, Morrow (New York, NY), 1991. His first novel, The Wave, called "an epic of eco-disaster" by Maclean's writer Margaret Cannon, is a doomsday book with the plot revolving around the failure of the largest dam in the world, located on the Columbia River.

Jericho Falls (1986). Crestwood Heights (1988). White Lies (1990) APA: Hard Target.

The Icarus Seal (1982). The Tenth Crusade (1983). Maxwell’s Train (1985). Jericho Falls (1986). A Gathering of Saints (1996). The Second Assassin (2002). Wisdom of the Bones (2003) Finalist 2004 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Finalist 2004 Barry Award for Best Paperback. The House of Special Purpose (2004).

Crestwood Heights appears to be a clean, orderly, pleasant town, but underneath the surface is a deadly conspiracy where researchers practice horrible population control methods
Camper
I've only recently came across the excellent writing of Christopher Hyde. Crestwood Heights is the third book I've read by him and I am still astounded by the details and realism that comes standard through his storytelling. Although this is my least favorite by him so far, CH is still leaps and bounds ahead of almost every other writing style I've had the pleasure to experience.

A brief synopsis: Kelly Rhine is the beneficiary of some property in the small (fictional) town of Crestwood Heights, being the last surviving member of her family. She packs up her modest life in NYC and moves there but has a bit of culture shock, and then things really get strange as the town isn't all what it seems, and is shockingly advanced for the late 1980s.

It didn't quite make the cut for five stars in my humble opinion because I felt it took too long for the plot to become the main focus, and the payoff didn't really match the massive buildup. There were sprinkles of the plot throughout the first half or so, but because of all the world-building details the pacing suffered greatly. The story was fantastic, and the vast touches of reality kept my interest piqued, but it took a long time to get to edge of your seat suspense. Also, and this may be the first time I've ever said this, I didn't really like the main character. You definitely get to know her quite well throughout the story but ultimately I could only sympathize with her instead of empathize.

If you like a good mystery/thriller than I would absolutely recommend this book. Christopher Hyde is an incredibly underrated author who has impressed this admittedly picky and cynical reader every time. Some of his books may be a couple decades old but the amount of research that goes into them it's very hard to tell sometimes.
Painshade
This was the first book I ever read by Christopher Hyde and it's still one of my favorites, even though the horror envisioned by Hyde in the 1980's has been far overshadowed by the reality of the 21st century.
Years before he start making a living producing comfortable espionage thrillers, Hyde produced quirky novels about botched train robberies and giant waves washing entire cities away. He wandered the Stephen King trail with an End-of-the-World plague and this, Crestwood Heights, a techno-paranoia novel par excellence.
Kelly Rhine inherits her uncle's home in the new town of Crestwood Heights, situated in rural North Carolina, where the future is now, Big Brother is watching and boy, is he pissed. Kelly isn't in town two days before she manages to upset one of the local bigwigs and strange things start happening to her. While investigating, she uncovers a vast conspiracy of scientific evil. I can't really say more than that or I'd give the whole thing away.
Hyde has a talent for creating a few believable characters amid his cliche stock, some never seen before in pulp fiction. Robin Spenser, for example, a gay ex-marine who runs a local bakery called Aunt Bea's. Robin is gentle, heroic, strong and competent; in short, he is nothing like any gay character you'd have found in any other thriller in the 80's. Place him next to Philip Granger, the hotheaded leader of the local beautification society and Max Alexanian, the glittering, cold-hearted leader of the Cold Mountain Institute, and Robin is a towering example of originality.
Kelly herself, ostensibly the main character, is little more than a catalyst, bringing very little to the table that a paragraph of exposition might have. Throughout the novel she allows things to happen to her, rather than effecting the changes herself. Still, her gullibility moves the story forward.
This review is being written in the middle of 2004, when I have a card for every grocery store that offers me discounts in exchange for detailed reports about my shopping habits. Just a week ago I was late for work because all the traffic in my town was stopped dead due to protesters fighting against bioengineered food. We are actively working on cloning humans and harvesting stem cells. Against my reality, the spooky paranoia evoked by Hyde rarely elicits a blip of concern. But in 1988, when first read the book, I was shocked, horrified and fascinated.
Bele
This was the first book I ever read by Christopher Hyde and it's still one of my favorites, even though the horror envisioned by Hyde in the 1980's has been far overshadowed by the reality of the 21st century.
Years before he start making a living producing comfortable espionage thrillers, Hyde produced quirky novels about botched train robberies and giant waves washing entire cities away. He wandered the Stephen King trail with an End-of-the-World plague and this, Crestwood Heights, a techno-paranoia novel par excellence.
Kelly Rhine inherits her uncle's home in the new town of Crestwood Heights, situated in rural North Carolina, where the future is now, Big Brother is watching and boy, is he pissed. Kelly isn't in town two days before she manages to upset one of the local bigwigs and strange things start happening to her. While investigating, she uncovers a vast conspiracy of scientific evil. I can't really say more than that or I'd give the whole thing away.
Hyde has a talent for creating a few believable characters amid his cliche stock, some never seen before in pulp fiction. Robin Spenser, for example, a gay ex-marine who runs a local bakery called Aunt Bea's. Robin is gentle, heroic, strong and competent; in short, he is nothing like any gay character you'd have found in any other thriller in the 80's. Place him next to Philip Granger, the hotheaded leader of the local beautification society and Max Alexanian, the glittering, cold-hearted leader of the Cold Mountain Institute, and Robin is a towering example of originality.
Kelly herself, ostensibly the main character, is little more than a catalyst, bringing very little to the table that a paragraph of exposition might have. Throughout the novel she allows things to happen to her, rather than effecting the changes herself. Still, her gullibility moves the story forward.
This review is being written in the middle of 2004, when I have a card for every grocery store that offers me discounts in exchange for detailed reports about my shopping habits. Just a week ago I was late for work because all the traffic in my town was stopped dead due to protesters fighting against bioengineered food. We are actively working on cloning humans and harvesting stem cells. Against my reality, the spooky paranoia evoked by Hyde rarely elicits a blip of concern. But in 1988, when first read the book, I was shocked, horrified and fascinated.