The Woman in the Window: A Novel

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“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!

"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

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018)!

"A TOUR DE FORCE." —Kirkus (starred review)

Alaska, 1974.
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.

At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.

In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

“I haven’t had a sleepless night due to a book for a long time. The Chalk Man changed that.” 
—Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow

“An assured debut that alternates between 1986 and 2016 with unpredictable twists. The Chalk Man fits well with other stories about troubled childhoods such as Stephen King’s novella ‘Stand by Me’… Tudor never misses a beat in showing each character as both a child and an adult while also exploring the foreboding environs of a small town.” - Associated Press

A riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry, and will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.
     In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead.
     That's when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.
Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is the very best kind of suspense novel, one where every character is wonderfully fleshed out and compelling, where every mystery has a satisfying payoff, and where the twists will shock even the savviest reader.

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


Det er ikke paranoia, hvis det virkelig er sket ...
Anna Fox bor alene i sit store hus i New York. For bare et år siden var hun gift og havde et godt job. Nu lider hun af agorafobi og får voldsomme angstanfald ved tanken om at gå udenfor. Hun får dagene til at gå med at se gamle s/h film, chatte på nettet, drikke vin og udspionere sine naboer.

Overfor bor den perfekte familie - far, mor og teenagesøn - men en aften, Anna kigger over mod deres vinduer, ser hun moren i huset falde om med en kniv i brystet. Chokeret ringer hun efter politiet og forsøger at gå ud og skaffe hjælp. Men så snart hun åbner døren, sortner det for hendes øjne, og hun kan ikke tænke klart. Efterfølgende er det, som om intet er sket. Der er intet lig, ingen tilskadekomne, ingen sørgende familiemedlemmer. Politiet noterer sig, at Anna er psykisk ustabil. Hendes lille, afgrænsede verden smuldrer langsomt, for hvad er sandheden? Var det bare noget, hun bildte sig ind?

"Overraskende. Nervepirrende. Fantastisk." - Gillian Flynn, forfatter til Kvinden der forsvandt

"Helt umulig at lægge fra sig." - Stephen King

"Til alle andre bøger med upålidelige fortællere: Barren er sat, og den er høj!" - New York Times Book Review

"Finn har ikke bare formået på sympatisk vis at fange en depressivs indre liv, men også skrevet en virkelig medrivende thriller." - Washington Post

"Uimodståelig og selvskrevet til film." - USA Today
"En virkelig spændende debut, som skiller sig ud." - Library Journal

"Knitrer af spænding og af siderne, der vender sig af sig selv." - Kirkus Reviews

"Virkelig overraskende." - Publishers Weekly

"En nervepirrende debutroman." - Wall Street Journal
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