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.
Author: A. J. Finn
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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.
'A white knuckle read!' - Amazon reviewer 'An ending I did not see coming!' - Amazon reviewer 'From its seize-you-by-throat opening to that jack-in-the-box finale, this slick, sleek thriller held me breathless.
Author: E. G. Scott
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A white knuckle read!' - Amazon reviewer 'An ending I did not see coming!' - Amazon reviewer 'From its seize-you-by-throat opening to that jack-in-the-box finale, this slick, sleek thriller held me breathless. Psychological suspense at its brightest and boldest.' - A. J. Finn, author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW A page-turning thriller about secrets and revenge, told from the perspectives of a husband and wife who are the most perfect, and the most dangerous, match for each other. ****** A BOOK OF THE MONTH PICK For better, for worse... Rebecca didn't know love was possible until she met Paul, a man with a past as dark as her own. But twenty years later, the damage and secrets that drew them together now threaten to tear them apart. When Paul catches the attention of the police after two women go missing, Rebecca discovers his elaborate plot to build a new life without her. And though Rebecca is quickly spiralling out of control, it doesn't stop her from coming up with her own devastating plan for revenge... they made a promise to each other, afterall. Til death do us part. 'I was holding my breath at times!' - Amazon reviewer ****** With a Shakespearean twist that rivals the best books in the genre, THE WOMAN INSIDE is the unmissable thriller of 2019. Perfect for fans of The Silent Patient, The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us, and of TV shows Big Little Lies and The Affair.
Girl. on. the. Train. (2015) PAULA HAWKINS How do you capture lightning in a bottle? It's a trick that publishers are ... if you prefer, ripped off) innumerable times in such books as The Woman in the Window (the 2018 novel by AJ Finn ...
Author: Barry Forshaw
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Category: Literary Criticism
Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites? Then look no further. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage in this expanded new edition of the much admired Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Every major writer is included, along with many other more esoteric choices. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide (with a foreword by Ian Rankin) is designed to be both a crime fan's shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history. Most judgements are generous (though not uncritical), and there is a host of entertaining, informed entries on related films and TV. 'Most comprehensive, accessible and readable guides to noir crime fiction' - Times 'An essential volume for the crime and thriller aficionado' - Shots Magazine 'Exemplary tour of the crime landscape... supremely readable' - Independent
She did not recognize the woman in the window, even though she had seen her many times. “You know I'm right,” Jackie said. “I'll accept whatever decision you make,” said the mayor in the tan jacket. “Either one is fine with us.
Author: Joseph Fink
Publisher: Hachette UK
A Waterstones Paperback of the Year and New York Times Bestseller Based on the no. 1 Podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE . . . a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while its citizens pretend to sleep. It's a town like your town, with a city hall, a bowling alley, a diner, and a radio station reporting all the news that's allowed to be heard. It might be more like your town than you'd like to admit. In this ordinary town where ghosts, aliens and government conspiracies are parts of everyday life, the lives of two women, with two mysteries, are about to converge. From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an original mystery of appearances and disappearances about the ways we all struggle to find ourselves, no matter where we live.
In 2018, A. J. Finn's (Dan Mallory's) novel The Woman in the Window (2018) captivated a worldwide audience with its reworking of Rear Window. Jefferies has been replaced by a child psychologist named Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman ...
Author: Thomas Fahy
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama as well as Tony Awards for best play and best actor, Tracy Letts has emerged as one of the greatest playwrights of the twenty-first century. Understanding Tracy Letts, the first book dedicated to his writing, is an introduction to his plays and an invitation to engage more deeply with his work—both for its emotional power and cultural commentary. Experiencing a Tracy Letts play often feels akin to reading a Cormac McCarthy novel, watching a Cohen Brothers film, and seeing an episode of Breaking Bad at the same time. His characters can be ruthlessly cruel and funny, selfish and generous, delusional and incisive, and deceptive and painfully honest. They keep secrets. They harbor biases and misconceptions. And in their quest to find love and understanding, they often end up being the greatest impediments to their own happiness. As a writer, Letts can move seamlessly from the milieu of a Texas trailer park to the pulsating nightlife of London's countercultural scene, the stifling quiet of small-town Ohio to the racial tensions of urban Chicago. He thrives in the one-act format, in plays like Mary Page Marlow and The Minutes, as well as the epic scope of August: Osage County and Linda Vista. With a musician's sense of timing, Letts shifts between humor and heartache, silence and sound, and the mundane and the poetic. And he fearlessly tackles issues such as gender bias, racism, homophobia, and disability rights. Contemporary American life thus becomes a way to comment on the country's troubled history from Native American genocide to the civil rights movement. The personal narratives of his characters become gateways to the political. Understanding Tracy Letts celebrates the range of Letts's writing, in part, by applying different critical approaches to his works. Whether through the lens of disability studies, the conspiracy genre, food studies, the feminist politics of quilting, or masculinity studies, these readings help bring out the thematic richness and sociopolitical dimensions of Letts's work.
Thus the woman in the window or doorway is both significantly a character— Adam's mother Lisbeth, Dinah Morris, and now, Lydia Gwilt—and a template, exchangeable for and interchangeable with other women. In these moments and figures, ...
Author: Audrey Jaffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Critical discussions of the Victorian realist novel tend to focus on its vivid representations of everyday life. The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real proposes that the genre is founded in desire, moving the novels not towards a shared reality but rather toward distinct fantasies: dreams of the real. Rather than simply redefine Victorian realism or propose a new canon for it, The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real argues that the real is inevitably, for the Victorian realist novel, an object of desire: what the novel seeks to capture and represent. A novel's construction of the real is therefore inseparable from its fantasy of the real--a formulation Audrey Jaffe refers to as "realist fantasy." One way in which this simultaneity manifests itself is that the conventions novels frequently use to represent characters' dreams, daydreams, and fantasies overlap with those each novel uses to create its realist effects. In new readings of Victorian novels (including Eliot's Adam Bede, Dickens's Oliver Twist, Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge and The Return of the Native, Trollope's Orley Farm, and Wilkie Collins's Armadale), The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real demonstrates that one of the signal effects of this overlapping is Victorian realism's construction of the real as an object of readerly desire. Jaffe shows that realism and fantasy in the Victorian realist novel are not opposed, but rather occupy the same space and are shaped by the same conventions. Revisiting and reconsidering key elements of realist novel theory (including metonymy; the insignificant detail; character interiority; the representation of everyday life and the idea of disillusionment), The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real also uncovers and anatomizes representational strategies unique to each text.
Go, lady. The people behind us were grumbling. I noticed the line had moved. As far as I was concerned, it was moving too quickly now. ... window at the counter, and we were only the second ones in line. call me?” I asked her.
Author: Hichkass Hamekass
Publisher: Book Duo Creative
Two women are caught up in revolutions thirty years apart, but it is a third woman—the woman that connects them—that carries the scars of loss that time has not healed. Weaving together the past and the present, two storylines tell the life of Omid, the daughter of one revolutionary and the mother of another. In December of 1978, seventeen-year-old Omid is forced to flee Iran on the eve of the Islamic Revolution. Her mother, a Tehran University professor and outspoken anti-government activist, is part of the political wave that is working to overthrow the Pahlavi regime. Omid’s arrival in America is difficult. She is isolated by language and culture. She is also determined that her time in this country will be temporary, but that idea is cut short when she soon discovers that her mother has become a fugitive, pursued by the newly formed Revolutionary Guard because of her political views. Fast forward thirty years. Omid is living in Connecticut, the mother of two teenage daughters. Since the death of her own mother, she has buried the anguish and suffering that once struck her down. Her life is suddenly upended, though, when her older daughter, Sayeh, on a short trip to Iran, is arrested by Iranian authorities on false charges. Then, while being transferred to the notorious Evin Prison, Sayeh and a female Iranian student escape their captors with the help of an unruly crowd. Omid’s Shadow explores two periods of crisis in a woman’s life: as a seventeen-year-old struggling to cope long distance with her mother’s situation…and thirty years later, as a mother agonizing over the news of her daughter’s arrest, escape, and subsequent political activities. As Sayeh joins the pre-election activities of young revolutionaries fighting for rights they’ve been denied for more than three decades on streets of Tehran, the same spirit begins to stir in Omid. Omid realizes that she is losing her daughter to the revolutionary fever that once consumed her mother…the fever that was very much a part of her own existence as a seventeen-year-old, protesting on the streets of Iran. As she struggles with her fears for Sayeh, she also realizes that she is beginning to find her true self. The person buried for decades beneath the weight of lost hope has begun to emerge. Laced with the literary wisdom of Iran’s great poets, the novel draws on and illuminates a Middle Eastern culture that continues to fascinate readers. Omid’s Shadow, although fiction, draws on many actual events that occurred on Tehran’s streets after the election in June of 2009. Like the great tragedies of literature—from Romeo and Juliet to A Doll’s House to Ragtime to The Kite Runner—Omid’s Shadow takes us from the public politics of the street fight to the private power of the human heart. Hichkass Hamekass, No one Everyone, is the name of every Iranian woman who ever chose to say ‘No!’ to humiliation, ‘No!’ to injustice. It is the name of every courageous soul that has raised her voice against oppression. Their fight for civil, institutional, and human rights continues on, as it has for decades, despite the blood being shed on the streets and in the prisons. Hichkass Hamekass is the pen name for our mothers, our daughters, and our friends who will not give up the fight for freedom. Azadi! From Publishers Weekly This timely political novel features three generations of Iranian women who dare to stand up to repressive regimes. Scenes alternate between a worried mother in Connecticut and her naïve daughter who becomes a passionate reform activist and hunted fugitive in Tehran. In Connecticut, Omi sees her marriage crumbling and regrets telling her daughter about the family's fate at the hands of the Khomeini government and her own past as a student activist. The importance of social media to populist reform and revolutionary movements is demonstrated convincingly. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you found Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi or Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi or The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini enthralling, you’ll want to check out this heart wrenching tale of a mother whose long dormant spirit of rebellion is reawakened at great cost. For fans of Maryam Rostampour, Barbara Freethy, Maria Troutman, Lauren Groff, Jodi Picoult, Sarah Echavarre, Kristin Hannah, Barbara Davis, Luanne Rice, Laura Dave, Diane Chamberlain, Ann Patchett, Kate Hewitt, Şebnem İşigüzel. 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From the author of the internationally bestselling classic THE READER, a tale of obsession, possession and a mystery painting.
Author: Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the author of the internationally bestselling classic THE READER, a tale of obsession, possession and a mystery painting. For decades the painting was believed to be lost. But, just as mysteriously as it disappeared, it reappears, an anonymous donation to a gallery in Sydney. The art world is stunned but so are the three men who loved the woman in the painting, the woman on the stairs. One by one they track her down to an isolated cottage in Australia. Here they must try to untangle the lies and betrayals of their shared past - but time is running out. The Woman on the Stairs is an intricately-crafted, poignant and beguiling novel about creativity and love, about the effects of time passing and the regrets that haunt us all.
Studiously deadpan and chillingly voyeuristic, and with the off-kilter appeal of the novels of Ottessa Moshfegh, The Woman in the Purple Skirt explores envy, loneliness, power dynamics, and the vulnerability of unmarried women in a taut, ...
Author: Natsuko Imamura
“A taut and compelling depiction of loneliness and obsession.” --Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train “[It] will keep you firmly in its grip.” --Oyinkan Braithwaite, bestselling author of My Sister, the Serial Killer “The love child of Eugene Ionesco and Patricia Highsmith.” --Kelly Link, bestselling author of Get in Trouble A bestselling, prizewinning novel by one of Japan's most acclaimed young writers, for fans of Convenience Store Woman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and the movies Parasite and Rear Window I think what I'm trying to say is that I've been wanting to become friends with the Woman in the Purple Skirt for a very long time... Almost every afternoon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt sits on the same park bench, where she eats a cream bun while the local children make a game of trying to get her attention. Unbeknownst to her, she is being watched--by the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan, who is always perched just out of sight, monitoring which buses she takes, what she eats, whom she speaks to. From a distance, the Woman in the Purple Skirt looks like a schoolgirl, but there are age spots on her face, and her hair is dry and stiff. She is single, she lives in a small apartment, and she is short on money--just like the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan, who lures her to a job as a housekeeper at a hotel, where she too is a housekeeper. Soon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt is having an affair with the boss and all eyes are on her. But no one knows or cares about the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan. That's the difference between her and the Woman in the Purple Skirt. Studiously deadpan and chillingly voyeuristic, and with the off-kilter appeal of the novels of Ottessa Moshfegh, The Woman in the Purple Skirt explores envy, loneliness, power dynamics, and the vulnerability of unmarried women in a taut, suspenseful narrative about the sometimes desperate desire to be seen.
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