When No One Is Watching (Paperback)
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062982650, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2020
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (9/15/2020)
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?
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.
Praise For When No One Is Watching: A Thriller…
— 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