When No One Is Watching: A Thriller
I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn't let go until the final page. This is a terrific read. - Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author
*Marie Claire's September Book Club Pick*
Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning...
Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she's known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community's past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block--her neighbor Theo.
But Sydney and Theo's deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.
When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other--or themselves--long enough to find out before they too disappear?
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"Cole explores sexual and gender identities, grief, self-respect, acceptance, and love... She weaves family drama and emotional growth into a passion-filled story worthy of its irresistibly complicated (and diverse) characters. This affair of the heart is deeply satisfying."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Prince on Paper
"A gifted writer at the top of her emotional, sexy, romantic, and inclusive game."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Prince on Paper
"an international cast of complex, multicultural characters..."--Booklist (Starred Review) on A Prince on Paper
"Cole does the seemingly impossible, using the Civil War as a backdrop for a realistic, gripping interracial romance that interrogates slavery, systemic racism, and more, while still remaining utterly swoon-worthy."--Entertainment Weekly on An Extraordinary Union, Top 10 Romances of 2017
"Cole deftly interweaves the fraught realities of American history with romance and adventure -- this is a spy story, after all -- and it is elegantly told."--Vulture.com on An Extraordinary Union
"Her prose is flawless. Her historical research is absorbing, and her characters are achingly human. This book is fantastic"--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Hope Divided
"Alyssa Cole's upcoming social thriller When No One Is Watching is so freaking good... it's the kind of intense and suspenseful read that you can't put down, and when you do put it down you can't stop thinking about it."--Book Riot