Privacy: A Novel (Paperback)
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You never know who’s watching. . . .
A successful therapist’s world is upended when her patients are targeted by a campaign of twisted psychological harassment in this propulsive novel from the author of Convince Me.
Dr. Laina Landers is good at her job. She’s an accomplished therapist, dedicated and compassionate. When she is summoned by a panicked patient who is being held hostage by her husband, she intervenes and dissuades him. Laina becomes a media sensation. But as her star rises, a target is placed on her back.
Not everyone is impressed by Laina’s achievements. Someone has it in for her and is targeting what matters to her most: her patients. One by one, Laina’s patients spiral after they receive unsettling gifts that mock their deepest fears and hidden traumas. Liana’s own home is targeted, in a mysterious break-in where nothing is taken, but left behind is the same message sent to her patients: Watching you.
Enlisting Cal Murray, an ambitious and charismatic investigative journalist to whom she has an explosive attraction, Laina must examine her patients’ lives and her own to identify the culprit. All she knows for sure? It’s someone with access to her records. Someone who wants to destroy her stellar reputation, shatter her newfound success, and even, perhaps, end her life.
About the Author
Nina Sadowsky is an author, filmmaker, and educator. Her previous novels are Just Fall, The Burial Society, The Empty Bed, and Convince Me. She has written numerous screenplays and produced such films as The Wedding Planner. In addition to her role as program director of NYU Los Angeles, a "semester abroad" program for advanced students considering careers in the entertainment and media industries, Sadowsky also serves as the director of educational outreach for the Humanitas Prize, is on the leadership council of Creative Future, and is a founding member of the Woolfpack, an organization of women showrunners, writers, and producers committed to community and mentorship.
Praise for Nina Sadowsky
“Nina Sadowsky’s . . . voice is clear, her storytelling skills are remarkable, and her pacing is perfect.”—Sue Grafton
“A master storyteller.”—New York Times bestselling author Wendy Walker
“Every time you think you’ve unlocked the puzzle, Nina Sadowsky introduces a new twist that makes you start guessing all over again.”—New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond