The Woman in the Library

A Novel

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Pub Date 07 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 10 Jun 2022


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.

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...

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I am new to author Sulari Gentill, but can now be placed firmly in the category of Huge Fan. The Woman in the Library is written in an unusual format which I thoroughly enjoyed; a fan writing the author with manuscript feedback and suggestions. The manuscript mirroring a meeting of four strangers in the Boston Public Library and the resulting friendships. Ms. Gentill writes a smart, story with some surprising twists. I enjoy her voice and her subtle humor. And I loved this book!

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A compelling & brilliantly plotted whodunit set in Boston that starts with a scream inside the Boston Public Library, a murder & several potential suspects.

This is the story of Freddie a young aspiring writer hailing from Australia who is the recipient of a writing grant, and her unexpected relationships with the two young men and one young woman who were sharing a table with her at the BPL the day of the murder.....
A scream that will bond the four of them and send them into an impetuous quest for reasons, answers and the identity of the person or persons behind the murder of the Woman in the library.....

But beware Dear reader, nothing is as it seems in this captivating murder mystery and quick and superficial friendships could actually turn out to be too dangerous to really handle......

With enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat for few a hours, this menacing "story within a story" should definitely leave more than one unexpected reader totally gobsmacked by the end....

Australian author Sulari Gentill has been one of my best literary discoveries in 2021 👍👍and this terrific upcoming release really deserved to be thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish without any moderation whatsoever!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Poisoned Pen for this terrific ARC

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This is the 'Inception' for all the thriller lovers like me.
How much do I love this book - AHH!
This was unique and brilliant.
I can't recommend this enough!!!

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This book ticks all the boxes, even the ones you didn’t know you wanted ticked!

Think Inception meets Agatha Christie, set in Boston and intersecting Australian / American culture and that’s where The Girl in the Library starts. It’s an astonishingly intelligent, multilayered story within a story that will literally keep you turning the pages until the very end.

By way of synopsis… the story begins with Australian author Hannah Tigone conversing with a colleague in Boston about her upcoming novel. He is providing factual elements for her story, which is set in Boston and she is feeding him the story chapter by chapter. We also get to read the story, which is about four random people who happen to be in the reading room of the Boston Public Library when a murder is committed. From here the story unravels on two (or three) levels, intersecting, twisting and generally learning you a wide eyed reading maniac until the very last line.

A stellar read that I ignored my children for, I cannot WAIT to have a hardcopy of this book on my shelf in June.

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