The Woman in the Window: A Novel

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

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.

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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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Publisher
HarperCollins
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Published on
Jan 2, 2018
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780062678447
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Greer Hendricks
The instant New York Times Bestseller!

"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 clever...in 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

Chloe Benjamin
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A captivating family saga.”—The New York Times Book Review

“You won’t be able to put it down.”—The Skimm (Skimm Reads Pick)

“This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week)

“A sprawling, enchanting family saga.”—Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)

A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a “great new talent.”

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.

The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
Dan Brown
The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
 
Bilbao, Spain
 
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
     As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
     Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
 
Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.
A.J. Finn
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.

Crítiques:
«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.»
Dagbladet

«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

A.J. Finn
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.

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

«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 psicológicoque 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

«Con la historia de Anna Fox, A.J. Finn da un giro muy original a un tema clásico y reinventa el thriller tradicional.»
Dagbladet

«El thriller de un autor novel que podría eclipsar el fenómeno de Paula Hawkins.»
Paris Match

«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

«Suspense a lo Hitchcock con una vuelta de tuerca del siglo XXI.»
Val Mcdermid

«Un nuevo talento con el toque de un maestro.»
Tess Gerritsen

«Emocionante hasta cortarte la respiración: me encantó.»
Joe Hill

«Un thriller maravillosamente oscuro, elegante, que recuerda a Hitchcock y el clásico cine negro. Un libro que se lee de una sentada.»
C. J. Tudor

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