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The Woman in the Window: A Novel

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!“Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn“Unputdownable.” —Stephen King“A dark, twisty confection.” —Ruth Ware“Absolutely gripping.” —Louise PennyFor 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.   
Author: A. J. Finn
Published by: William Morrow | Publication date: 01/02/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 449 pages

The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?: Thriller - Der New-York-Times-Bestseller (German Edition)

Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England!»Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess GerritsenAnna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...
Author: A. J. Finn
Published by: Blanvalet Verlag | Publication date: 03/01/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 545 pages

The Girl in the Window

She thought her neighbors had the perfect life. But when murder rocks the suburbs, she becomes the perfect suspect…Amber is barely holding it together. In the midst of a messy divorce, sometimes the only thing that gets her out of bed is spying on her handsome neighbor Caleb. She fantasizes about trading places with Caleb’s spouse and makes it no secret that she’d kill for that kind of life. Her words come back to haunt her when Caleb’s wife is murdered and Amber becomes a top suspect…To catch the real killer and clear her name, Amber must peel back the hidden layers of a neighborhood she thought she knew. The clues lead her to shocking revelations about Caleb’s far-from-perfect marriage and her own failed relationship. As she digs deeper, Amber is certain of one thing: there’s no end to what people will do to keep their secrets behind closed doors…The Girl in the Window is a spine-tingling psychological suspense novel. If you like unsettling suburban mysteries, complex characters, and jaw-dropping twists, then you’ll love Renée Pawlish’s mind-bending story. Buy The Girl in the Window to peer into the dark side of suspense today! From the bestselling author of the Reed Ferguson mystery series and the Dewey Webb historical mystery series. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl.What readers are saying:"Girl in the Window echoes psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, which I am a true fan of. I loved the suspense Ms. Pawlish creates from a slow build to a fast paced shocking ending I didn't see coming." MagnoliaBelle"I love all Renee's books but for some reason this was my favorite. I got hooked right from the start and read it all the way through!" Jean"If you like suspense with twists and turns in the plot, you will love this book. Did not see the ultimate outcome if this story. You will not be disappointed by this book." M."I found this psychological suspense novel intriguing and hard to put down before the end." E.L.If you like private investigators, try the Reed Ferguson mystery series and the Dewey Webb historical mystery series, also by Renée Pawlish. The series has a Bogie-wannabe detective, and it's filled with lots of humor, and a clever homage to film noir.Kirkus Reviews:The promising kickoff to Pawlish's comic mystery series, starring far-from-perfect private investigator Reed Ferguson. Pawlish earns high marks for plot construction, with twists and turns naturally unfolding as Ferguson, inexperienced but not incapable, feels his way through the case. A good-humored mystery series worth following.5 star review:Oh how I’ve missed the Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe characters that saw me with a flashlight in the dead of night flipping pages to see what happened next. Thank you Ms. Pawlish for bringing back to life this long-lost art of the detective battling against all odds and getting to the bottom of things.Maureen with zencherry book reviews• Book 1: This Doesn't Happen In The Movies• Book 2: Reel Estate Rip-off• Book 3: The Maltese Felon• Book 4: Farewell, My Deuce• Book 5: Out Of The Past• Book 6: Torch Scene• Book 7: The Lady Who Sang High• Book 8: Sweet Smell Of Sucrets• Book 9: The Third Fan• Book 10: Back Story• Book 11: Night of the Hunted• Book 12: The Postman Always Brings Dice• Book 13: Road Blocked• Book 14: Small Town Focus• Book 15: Nightmare Sally• Book 16: The Damned Don't Die• Book 17: Double Iniquity• Novella: Ace in the Hole• Novella: Walk Softly, Danger• short story: Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat• short story: A Gun For Hire• short story: Cool Alibi• short story: The Big Steal• short story: The Wrong Woman
Published by: Creative Cat Press | Publication date: 07/07/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 250 pages

Girl at the Window

All families have secrets. Only this family’s past is darker than most18-year-old Clara is trapped in an abusive life by her Pa who is hiding a dark secret. Home schooled and with no outside social contact – constantly on the move – she wishes him dead.After they move to a small town, local youths vie for her attention against his wishes. When her Pa is found murdered by the town sheriff, the circumstances point firmly to Clara as the guilty party. Assigned to the case, a personal conflict causes Detective Alana Bossé to dig deeper. As her suspect list grows, it looks as though there is a slim chance that Clara could be innocent.But is everything as it seems? Or should they lock Clara up and throw away the key?
Published by: Scorpion eBooks | Publication date: 09/07/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 340 pages

Hostage of the Heart

Hostage of the Heart is an action packed, page turning, romance. It keeps you racing through pages with high adrenaline chases and heated chemistry. She is independent and outspoken. He is domineering and used to getting his way. They immediately butt heads. She pushes; he shoves and sparks fly. Katrina Green knows exactly where her life is headed. Then Fate steps in and changes everything by throwing her directly into the arms of Arrik. Mesmerized by this dark stranger and equally terrified of his mysterious past, Katrina is taken hostage by Arrik during a break-in just days before graduation from her elite finishing school. Arrik is anything but gentleman. In fact, he charges in more like a caveman. But is there more to this dark savage of a man than first glance? His rough exterior can't completely hide the ghosts behind his haunted eyes.
Author: A.J. Finn
Published by: Joy Begins Publishing | Publication date: 12/27/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 274 pages

The Woman In the Window: (A Psychological Suspense Novel) (Alexandra Mallory Book 4)

Blood is a scary thing.When Alexandra sees a woman writing on an apartment window in what appears to be blood, she’s transfixed. She becomes obsessed with discovering the secrets that lie within the stately old building. While she tries to unravel this mystery, she must make a decision about the job offer that could secure her future, but at what cost? Will the solution to the riddle Alexandra must solve put her in danger of exposure? Will it force her to trust the woman in the window?An unsettling, page turning thriller that keeps you guessing. If you were captivated by the first three Alexandra novels, you'll love The Woman In the Window.Pick up a copy and continue reading Alexandra’s story of obsession and revenge today. You won’t be able to stop.Book Four: The Alexandra Mallory Psychological suspense series
Published by: D2C Perspectives | Publication date: 02/23/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 364 pages


This is the 10th-Anniversary Edition of Finn—with a new introduction by Jared Leto, a new Finn short story, an essay on the writing of the novel, a Q&A with the author, and a guide for book clubs.In this masterful debut, Jon Clinch takes us on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature’s most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn’s father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain’s classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own.Finn sets a tragic figure loose in a landscape at once familiar and mythic. It begins and ends with a lifeless body–flayed and stripped of all identifying marks–drifting down the Mississippi. The circumstances of the murder, and the secret of the victim’s identity, shape Finn’s story as they will shape his life and his death.Along the way Clinch introduces a cast of unforgettable characters: Finn’s terrifying father, known only as the Judge; his sickly, sycophantic brother, Will; blind Bliss, a secretive moonshiner; the strong and quick-witted Mary, a stolen slave who becomes Finn’s mistress; and of course young Huck himself. In daring to re-create Huck for a new generation, Clinch gives us a living boy in all his human complexity–not an icon, not a myth, but a real child facing vast possibilities in a world alternately dangerous and bright.Finn is a novel about race; about paternity in its many guises; about the shame of a nation recapitulated by the shame of one absolutely unforgettable family. Above all, Finn reaches back into the darkest waters of America’s past to fashion something compelling, fearless, and new. Praise for Finn"A brutal, shocking and epic look in the mirror for all Americans.”— Jared Leto, from the introduction“Ravishing…and a stand-alone marvel of a novel. Grade: A.”— Entertainment Weekly“Clinch treads dangerous ground in making one of America’s greatest novels his jumping-off point, but he brings it off magnificently.”— Dallas Morning News“Clinch’s riverbank Missouri feels postapocalyptic, and his Pap Finn is a crazed yet wily survivor in a polluted landscape.”— Newsweek“Finn strikes its most original chords in its bold imagining of possibilities left unexplored by Huckleberry Finn.”— Austin American-Statesman“An inspired riff on one of literature’s all-time great villains.”— New Orleans Times-Picayune“A jolting companion to the mischievous antics of Huckleberry Finn.”— Christian Science Monitor“A triumph of successful plotting, convincing characterization and lyrical prose.”— Rocky Mountain News“Shocking and charming, A folk-art masterpiece.”— New York Post“Disturbing and darkly compelling.”— Hartford Courant“Jon Clinch pulls off the near impossible in his new novel, which brings Huck's dad to life in all his terrible humanness.”— Winston-Salem Journal“Every fan of Twain’s masterpiece will want to read this inspired spin-off, which could become an unofficial companion volume.”— Library Journal, starred review“Finn is as dark, as brutal, as ambivalent, and as insane as the history and legacy of American racial slavery.”— Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica “Clinch’s tale is not only filled with echoes of the great American classic to which it is tied; it is destined to become one itself.”— Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
Author: Jon Clinch
Published by: unmediated ink | Publication date: 05/15/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 324 pages


We would all like to believe, or even hope, that when faced with a choice of good or evil that we would make the right decision. But how can one be absolutely sure? If it was a matter of life and death, that of an innocent new born baby, would you be ready to make the choice? At the tender age of twenty, Sierra has no choice. She is forced to stare into the face of the devil himself, in his many disguises, and decide the fate of one small child forever, changing the lives of so many in the process. Who does she trust when she doesn't know if she can trust even herself anymore? Confused by the teachings of her upbringing and the feelings stirred by Jarrett, Sierra fights for the truth and the life of the child she swore to protect.
Author: A.J. Finn
Published by: Joy Begins | Publication date: 04/15/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 172 pages

The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to Be Your Best and Bravest Self

Summary:Unhappiness, says bestselling author Harriet Lerner, is fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear, and shame. They are the uninvited guests in our lives. When tragedy or hardship hits, they may become our constant companions.Anxiety can wash over us like a tidal wave or operate as a silent thrum under the surface of our daily lives. With stories that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, Lerner takes us from "fear lite" to the most difficult lessons the universe sends us. We learn:
  • how a man was "cured in a day" of the fear of rejection -- and what we can learn from his story 
  • how the author overcame her dread of public speaking when her worst fears were realized 
  • how to deal with the fear of not being good enough, and with the shame of feeling essentially flawed and inadequate 
  • how to stay calm and clear in an anxious, crazy workplace 
  • how to manage fear and despair when life sends a crash course in illness, vulnerability, and loss 
  • how "positive thinking" helps -- and harms 
  • how to be our best and bravest selves, even when we are terrified and have internalized the shaming messages of others
No one signs up for anxiety, fear, and shame, but we can’t avoid them either. As we learn to respond to these three key emotions in new ways, we can live more fully in the present and move into the future with courage, clarity, humor, and hope. Fear and Other Uninvited Guests shows us how.Review“Powerful mind-medicine.” (Martha Beck, O, The Oprah Magazine)“This spirit-lifting book leaves the reader braver, wiser and laughing. Lerner’s advice is the best you will find.” (Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction)“A flat-out life-changing book.” (Betty Carter, M.S.W. Director Emerita, Family Institute of Westchester, New York)About the AuthorHarriet Lerner was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the second of two daughters. Her parents, Archie and Rose Goldhor, were both children of Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. They were high school graduates who wanted their daughters to "be someone" at a time when women were only supposed to "find someone.""Achievement was next to Godliness for my sister, Susan, and me." Harriet notes. "My father would talk about ‘My daughters the doctors’ while we were still in our strollers." Growing up, Harriet and Susan spent weekends at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum. "These places were free and just a subway token away."Lerner's mother had an unwavering belief in her daughters and strong principles about how to raise children. In Harriet's words:"Even during the hardest economic times my mother, Rose, made sure that Susan and I had four things that she believed were essential to our later success:1. Good shoes (I don't mean stylish)2. A firm, quality mattress3. A top pediatrician (none other than Doctor Benjamin Spock);4. A therapistUnlike other parents of the day who considered therapy to be a last resort of the mentally ill, my mother thought it was a learning experience. She put me in therapy before I was three, after obtaining a health insurance policy that provided weekly therapy sessions for one dollar. I later joked that my mother would send me to a therapist if I came home from school with anything less than a B plus. I was exaggerating, but only a little bit. "Her mother's belief in therapy undoubtedly contributed to Lerner's career choice. She decided to become a clinical psycho [...]
Published by: Partridge | Publication date: 05/19/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

One of the most anticipated reads from InStyle, HelloGiggles, Hypable, Bookbub, and Bookriot!One of Real Simple's Best Historical Fiction novels of the year! “The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war.”--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkFrom the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century—Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown—and the fascinating women who made it.“Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel.”—Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth’s forthcoming weddingLondon, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?  With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.   
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks | Publication date: 12/31/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 379 pages
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