Format Hardcover
Publication Date 05/15/14
ISBN 9781605985596
Trim Size / Pages 9.3 x 6.4 in / 400

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The Watcher

A Novel of Crime

Charlotte Link

The immersive new psychological crime novel from Germany’s most successful living female author.

Carla Roberts lives alone in the top of a highrise building, frightened by the sound of the lift stopping and opening on her floor, with nobody getting out. Days later, she’s found brutally murdered. Meanwhile Samson Segal, an unemployed thirty-something, has taken to spying on his neighbors, particularly beautiful and successful Gillian Ward. When Gillian’s daughter comes home to an empty, locked house, Samson takes her in but finds himself venting his anger in his diary when his good Samaritan actions go unappreciated, unaware that his suspicious sister-in-law cracked his password long ago. When Gillian’s husband is then murdered in his own home, Samson comes under intense scrutiny but the only man making any progress on the case is the one who shouldn’t be working on it. Yet he’s the only one who believes Samson is innocent . . .

Charlotte Link is one of Europe’s bestselling crime writers and has sold more than 15 million novels in Germany alone. Her atmospheric brand of psychological suspense made THE OTHER CHILD a massive No. 1 bestseller in Germany and was greeted by rave reviews. Charlotte has been nominated for the Fiction Category of the German Book Prize and her work has been widely adapted for TV, with the adaptation of THE OTHER CHILD set for transmission in Germany in 2011.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“After reading only a few pages, it is easy to see why she is the most successful female crime author in her home country. This phenomenal, multilayered mystery offers plenty of psychological intrigue and suspense. Fans of psychological thrillers and dark mysteries will love this engrossing novel.” Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Most readers would never guess that this gripping psychological thriller was the work of a best-selling German novelist. Link’s English-language debut is a dark, disturbing novel of suspense on par with Minette Walters. Link builds a sense of menace in these chapters that makes the reader dread turning the page but keeps you up all night doing just that.” Booklist (Starred Review)