Twenty-seven-year-old Abby Callahan moved to New Orleans to escape her past screw-ups in her small hometown. While out running, she sees a woman who had been raped and discarded, like trash. Abby finds herself selfishly pursuing the case to help her career, even though the victim is reluctant. The trial starts, the judge is suddenly arrested, but Abby is pulled back to New York when her father commits suicide. Managing her grief and complicated family dynamics, she tries both to rekindle and remedy her old romances. But she is pulled back to The Big Easy when her client goes missing.
As more girls turn up dead—with Abby as their common connection—Abby decides to play detective with her journalist friend Jill Lejeune. Abby feels responsible to find her client alive, even as she comes to terms with her past mistakes, including how her lies allowed someone else to go to prison.
Abby discovers she’s in over her head when Jill is beaten because she’s been mistaken for Abby. She wonders if everyone in her life is connected to this case. Abby seems to be the only one committed to finding the truth and decides to stop listening to everyone before she ends up at the morgue. A last-ditch call to the FBI and a rendezvous at the shipping warehouse lead Abby to one last dangerous situation where she finds out betrayal was in front of her the whole time.
Elizabeth McCourt is a writer, certified executive coach, top-ranked financial recruiter, and professional speaker. She has also been published in a variety of genres in Proteus, The Southampton Review, The East Hampton Star, On Wall Street, Mind Body Green, Huffington Post, and The Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal. More of her writing and blogging is at www.mccourtleadership.com. She tweets at @ecmccourt.
Elizabeth has a BS in Finance from University of Maryland, JD from Loyola University in New Orleans, a Natural Resources Certificate from the University of New Mexico, and an MFA in Creative Writing from SUNY Stony Brook where she studied under a number of illustrious authors such as Frank McCourt, Melissa Bank, Billy Collins, Roger Rosenblatt, Ursula Hegi, and many others. Her coaching includes certifications from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the Hogan Leadership Assessment, and the Academy of Executive Coaching’s Systemic Team Coaching method.
Her 2015 TEDx talk is titled, “Why You Should Spill Your Secrets.” She speaks professionally about finding your inner warrior, fiercely female, resilience and leadership, and recruiting; in addition to moderating and participating in panel discussions on female-fueled leadership, writing and financial services recruiting.
She lives with her husband and dog in Westhampton Beach, NY, where they own Michael George Events.
On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.
Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.
The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.
From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls “inventive, entertaining, and clever.”
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.