The Woman in the Window: A Novel

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

“Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn

“Unputdownable.” —Stephen King

“A dark, twisty confection.” —Ruth Ware

“Absolutely gripping.” —Louise Penny

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, a mother, their teenage 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.

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About the author

A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement (UK). A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City.

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Jan 2, 2018
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Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review

"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour

"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Praise for The Wife Between Us:

"Fiendishly the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire

“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman

"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada

“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault

“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table

Soon to be a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding, and directed by Paul Feig

"Riveting and brilliantly structured, A Simple Favor is an edge-of-your seat domestic thriller about a missing wife and mother that relies on a rotating cast of unreliable narrators to ingeniously examine the cost of competitive mom-friends, the toll of ordinary marital discontent and the fallacy of the picture-perfect, suburban family."—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author

She’s your best friend.

She knows all your secrets.

That’s why she’s so dangerous.

A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together—just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time.

But Emily doesn’t come back. She doesn’t answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong—Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches out to Emily’s husband, the handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It’s the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her disappearance is over.

Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is as simple as it seems.

A Simple Favor is a remarkable tale of psychological suspense—a clever and twisting free-fall of a ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets up the tension in a taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing story that holds you in its grip until the final page.


The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

“A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

“This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review)

"A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

“The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

“This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

Una dona sola i vulnerable, reclusa a casa seva, veu des de la finestra una cosa que no hauria d'haver vist.

Però ningú no la creu.

Una història poderosa i recargolada. Una protagonista intensa i molt real. Un sofisticat thriller psicològic per al nou mil·leni, amb l'atmòsfera tensa i l'elegància fosca dels millors clàssics del cinema negre.

No 1 al The New York Times des de fa quatre setmanes
No 1 a Australià y Nova Zelanda

No sap si ho ha vist o s'ho ha imaginat.

L'Anna Fox viu sola, reclusa a la seva casa de Nova York, sense atrevir-se a sortir-ne. Passa els dies fent xats amb desconeguts, bevent vi (potser més del que caldria), mirant pel·lícules antigues, recordant temps més feliços... i espiant els veïns.

Llavors arriben al barri els Russell: una parella i el seu fill adolescent. Semblen la família perfecta. Fins que una nit, l'Anna veu des de la finestra alguna cosa que no hauria d'haver vist. El seu món es trenca en mil bocins i els seus propis secrets surten a la llum.

Què ha vist? I què s'ha imaginat? Qui és en perill? I qui ho està manipulant tot? En aquest thriller absolutament fascinant, res ni ningú és el que sembla.

Tortuosa, estremidora, original i emocionant, La dona a la finestra és una sofisticada novel·la de suspens que ja va fer-se un lloc abans de publicar-se. Els seus drets de traducció es van vendre a 38 idiomes i la cadena Fox va començar a treballar en la seva adaptació a la gran pantalla.

Va debutar al número 1 dels llibres més venuts de The New York Times només una setmana després de sortir a la venda -cosa que no passava amb una primera novel·la d'un autor desconegut des de feia dotze anys- i va romandre-hi diverses setmanes. Ha rebut nombrosos elogis de la crítica,d'altres escriptors i dels lectors d#Estats Units; una acollida entusiasta i ben merescuda, que es repeteix a mesura que la novel·la es publica en altres països.

«El primer llibre de misteri del 2018 que s'enlaira directament a l'estratosfera.»
The New York Times

«Una història d'amor, de pèrdua i de bogeria magníficament escrita. Entreteniment de primera. Un thriller captivador.»
The Washington Post

«El debut d'A.J. Finn, que ja ha estat comparat amb els grans èxits i considerat el gran llançament del 2018, compleix totes les expectatives.»
Library Journal

«Hi ha alguna cosa irresistible en aquesta novel·la.»
USA Today

«Intel·ligent, feta amb amor, centrada en un personatge femení que em va semblar molt real.»
The Globe and Mail

«Una tensió que espurneja, el cruixit del paper en passar pàgina, mentre un gir de la trama rere un altre esborra per complet totes les hipòtesi que ens hàgim pogut plantejar.»
Kirkus Reviews

«Amb la història de l'Anna Fox, A.J. Finn dona un gir molt original a un tema clàssic i reinventa el thriller tradicional.»

«Sorprenent. Extraordinària. Suspens per al nou mil·leni, amb personatges magnètics, girs increïbles i una bella escriptura.»
Gillian Flynn

«Un d'aquests llibres, tan escassos, que t'és impossible deixar de llegir. A vegades, excepcional.»
Stephen King

«Suspens com el de Hitchcock amb un punt de segle XXI.»
Val McDermid

«Un nou talent amb el toc d'un mestre.»
Tess Gerritsen

«Un thriller meravellosament negre, elegant, que recorda Hitchcock i el cinema negre clàssic. Un llibre que es llegeix d'una tirada.»
C.J. Tudor

Una mujer sola y vulnerable, recluida en su casa, ve desde la ventana algo que no debería haber visto.

Pero nadie la cree.

Una historia poderosa y retorcida. Una protagonista intensa y muy real. Un sofisticado thriller psicológico para el nuevo milenio con la tensa atmósfera y la oscura elegancia de los mejores clásicos del cine negro.

No 1 de The New York Times desde hace cuatro semanas
No 1 en Australia y Nueva Zelanda

No sabe si lo ha visto o lo ha imaginado.

Anna Fox vive sola, recluida en su casa de Nueva York, sin atreverse a salir. Pasa el día chateando con desconocidos, bebiendo vino (quizá más de la cuenta), mirando películas antiguas, recordando tiempos felices... y espiando a los vecinos.

Entonces llegan los Russell al barrio: una pareja y su hijo adolescente. La familia perfecta. Hasta que una noche Anna ve algo desde su ventana que no debería haber visto. Todo su mundo empieza a resquebrajarse y sus propios secretos salen a la luz.

¿Qué es lo que ha visto? ¿Y qué ha imaginado? ¿Quién está en peligro? ¿Y quién está manipulándolo todo? En este thriller absolutamente fascinante, nada ni nadie es lo que parece.

Tortuosa, escalofriante, original y conmovedora, La mujer en la ventana es una sofisticada novela de suspense que ya llamó la atención antes de ser publicada. Los derechos de traducción se vendieron a 38 lenguas y Fox empezó a trabajar en su adaptación a la gran pantalla.

Debutó en el n.o 1 de la lista de libros más vendidos del New York Times a la semana de salir a la venta -algo que no sucedía con una primera novela de autor desconocido desde hacía doce años- y permaneció allí varias semanas. Le han llovido los elogios de la crítica, de otros escritores y de los lectores norteamericanos; una acogida entusiasta y bien merecida, que se repite a medida que se publica en nuevos países.

«El primer libro de misterio de 2018 que se va directo a la estratosfera.»
The New York Times

«La mujer en la ventana garantiza al lector con su ingeniosa trama, prácticamente exenta de trampas, varias horas de amena inquietud y de la mejor diversión.»
Ramón de España, El Periódico de Catalunya

«Una historia de amor, pérdida y locura hermosamente escrita y trabajada de una manera brillante. Entretenimiento de primera categoría. Un thriller cautivador.»
The Washington Post

«Comparado con grandes éxitos y etiquetado como el bombazo de 2018, este debut de A.J. Finn cumple con todas esas expectativas.»
Library Journal

«Hay algo irresistible en esta novela.»
USA Today

«Una primera novela fascinante y madura.»
Library Journal

«Inteligente, construida con mimo, centrada en un personaje femenino que se me hizo muy real.»
The Globe and Mail

«Una novela impredecible y que seduce. El próximo thriller psicológico que todos querremos leer.»
Amazon Book Review

«Una tensión electrizante, el crujido del papel al ir pasando páginas, mientras un giro de la trama tras otro barre por completo todas las hipótesis que nos hayamos planteado.»
Kirkus Reviews

«Asombrosa. Extraordinaria. Suspense para el nuevo milenio, con personajes magnéticos, giros sorprendentes, una hermosa escritura.»
Gillian Flynn

«Uno de esos escasos libros que es imposible dejar de leer. Por momentos excepcional.»
Stephen King

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