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Author: Alyssa Cole Narrator: Jay Aaseng, Susan Dalian Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2020 ISBN: 9780063036048
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"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

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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combining the voyeuristic paranoia of Rear Window with the searing social commentary of Get Out, this thriller from Alyssa Cole turns gentrification into fodder for a horror movie.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A fantastic and nerve-wracking thriller…a compulsive, entertaining, and thought-provoking novel.”


  • “An anxiety-inducing thriller with elements of romance and horror.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Cole…crafts a nightmare from the everyday terror of gentrification.”

    BookPage (starred review)

  • “This outstanding thriller… builds to a credible finale…[and] will have readers hooked til the end.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This sizzling summer thriller starts on low and heats up fast.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • A September 2020 LibraryReads Pick
  • BookPage Best Book of 2020 in Mystery & Suspense
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Marie Claire Magazine Pick of the Month
  • Entertainment Weekly Pick of the Month
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of Thrillers
  • Winner of the 2021 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
  • Winner of the 2021 Audie Award for Best Thriller/Suspense Narration
  • A Harper’s Bazaar Pick of Best Books of 2020
  • A BookRiot Pick of the Month
  • An Elle Magazine Pick of Summer

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About the Author

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her romantic comedy A Princess in Theory was named a New York Times notable book for 2018. Her Civil War–set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018 and also the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award Book of the Year. She has contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, and others, and her books have received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets.

About the Narrator

Spencer Quinn, pseudonym of Peter Abrahams, is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie series and the Bowser and Birdie mysteries. He lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey.