When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

Alyssa Cole (Author)
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An instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER

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

Product Details

Price
$21.99  $20.23
Publisher
HarperLuxe
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
448
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780063029514

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About the Author

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her contemporary rom-com A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2018, and her books have received critical acclaim from Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she's not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her many pets.

Reviews

"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
"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
"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
"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