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The Woman in the Library

A Novel

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Published: June 2022
Published: June 2022
Published: June 2022
SKU: SBCNFG1942
SKU: 9781728261942
SKU: 9781464215872

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Overview

In every person's story, there is something to hide...

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

Product Details

  • Size: Hardcover & Paperback - 5.50 in x 8.25 in
  • Pages: Hardcover & Paperback - 288

"This thrilling excursion into metafiction from Australian author Gentill (Crossing the Lines) wittily examines the writing process itself...This elegantly constructed novel is intelligent, funny, and profound. Who could ask for more?" — Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

"This thrilling excursion into metafiction from Australian author Gentill (Crossing the Lines) wittily examines the writing process itself...This elegantly constructed novel is intelligent, funny, and profound. Who could ask for more?" —  Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

"Ned Kelly Award winner Gentill (Crossing the Lines) presents a complex, riveting story within a story. The fictional story of an author writing about another writer with messy, complicated friendships and suspicion is an innovative literary mystery." — Library Journal, Starred Review

"[The Woman in the Library] is a mystery-within-a-mystery, with the clues in Freddie's story becoming more intriguing as Leo's advice becomes more sinister. The two story lines work together beautifully, amping up the suspense before reaching a surprising conclusion." — Booklist

Book Riot's 15 Best New Mystery Books of 2022

Book Riot's 15 Best New Mystery Books of 2022

"Brace yourself for twists and turns when picking up this thriller, which features a story within a story." — BookBub Most Anticipated Books of 2022

"Readers who enjoy a playfulness in their fiction will be delighted by this book-within-a-book. For fans of Anthony Horowitz." — First Clue

GoodReads Most Anticipated New Mysteries 

"With each new chapter, Gentill opens the door to new histories. More murders...more clues...The Woman in the Library is a page-turner from beginning to end. As Gentill's characters grow, the desire to know more about each ensnares us, and the only way out is to read to the end." — New York Journal of Books

PopSugar's Must Read Thrillers and Mysteries in 2022 

"The pleasure of The Woman in the Library is that clever structure; a layered, literary hall of mirrors that's great fun to get lost in." — Seattle Times

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