When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

Alyssa Cole (Author)
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Description

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?

Featured in Parade, Essence, Bustle, Popsugar, Elle, Shondaland, Marie Claire, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Brit + Co, Real Simple, Lit Hub, Crime Reads, Blavity, Ms. Magazine, Hello Giggles, The New York Times, Town & Country, Newsweek, New York Post, Refinery29, Woman's World, Washington Post, the Skimm, Book Riot, Bookish, Huffington Post, and more!

--Crime Reads

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.0 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062982650

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About the Author

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and SFF romance. Her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, and Entertainment Weekly. She can usually be found watching anime with her husband or wrangling their menagerie of animals.

Reviews

"This book was a lot of fun, sexy, with a compelling story. I really enjoyed the romance... Lots of erotic tension and a deeply satisfying ending. Definitely dive into this one."--Roxane Gay on A Princess in Theory
"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