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First Pegasus Books edition.
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New York : Pegasus Crime, 2014.
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470 pages ; 24 cm
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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.
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1605985597
9781605985596
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858843450
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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. -- - (Baker & Taylor)

After two of his high-rise neighbors are murdered in their apartments, a would-be good Samaritan with a fondness for spying on the other residents, Samson Segal, comes under intense suspicion as the possible killer in this new thriller from the best-selling German author. - (Baker & Taylor)

After two of his high-rise neighbors are murdered in their apartments, Samson Segal, a would-be good Samaritan with a fondness for spying on the other residents, comes under intense suspicion as the possible killer. - (Baker & Taylor)

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 . . . - (WW Norton)

The immersive new psychological crime novel from Germany’s most successful living female author. - (WW Norton)

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Who would want to kill Carla Roberts, a quiet, retired divorcée with few friends and presumably no enemies? And what could Carla possibly have in common with ­middle-aged wife and mother Gillian Ward? If there were a connection, surely Samson Segal would know about it. An unemployed 30-year-old living with his brother and sister-in-law, Samson is enamored of the Ward's close-knit family and spends a large part of his day watching Gillian. When Gillian's husband is murdered, Samson is a prime suspect. He's protected by an unlikely source—Gillian's lover, who is her daughter's tennis coach and a former police officer dismissed for sexual misconduct. In Link's skilled hands, seemingly disparate story lines come together in a nail-biting climax. This is the second novel (following The Other Child, 2013) by a best-selling author in her native Germany to be released in the U.S. Fans of Tana French's twisty crime novels will devour this suspenseful read. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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