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Matt Marinovich – The Winter Girl pdf book


Matt Marinovich – The Winter Girl pdf book

The Winter Girl

Author : Matt Marinovich
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : January 19, 2016
Genre : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Book Review

A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband’s obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door.

It’s wintertime in the Hamptons, where Scott and his wife, Elise, have come to be with her terminally ill father, Victor, to await the inevitable. As weeks turn to months, their daily routine—Elise at the hospital with her father, Scott pretending to work and drinking Victor’s booze—only highlights their growing resentment and dissatisfaction with the usual litany of unhappy marriages: work, love, passion, each other. But then Scott notices something simple, even innocuous. Every night at precisely eleven, the lights in the neighbor’s bedroom turn off. It’s clearly a timer . . .but in the dead of winter with no one else around, there’s something about that light he can’t let go of. So one day while Elise is at the hospital, he breaks in. And he feels a jolt of excitement he hasn’t felt in a long time. Soon, it’s not hard to enlist his wife as a partner in crime and see if they can’t restart the passion.
Their one simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations.
Matt Marinovich makes a strong statement with this novel. The Winter Girl is the psychological thriller done to absolute perfection.

Editorial Reviews


A marital thriller more scary than Gone Girl…Even though The Winter Girl is dark and dismal — Marinovich may have given birth to Hamptons noir — the novel is, essentially, the anatomy of a marriage and what happens when deadly secrets, like poisonous snakes, threaten those who seek to get close to them. Marinovich writes with startling authenticity about how it feels to be in a miserable relationship….If you had a love/hate relationship with Nick and Amy Dunne, the crazy couple at the center of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, you’ll feel equally at home with Scott and Elise — just be forewarned that this devilishly good story is scads more scary. To quote Scott, “The worst decisions never let you go. They come circling back, even on the best days, to find you.”
    –The Washington Post“It seems like a knife ought to play some part in Matt Marinovich’s The Winter Girl, because that’s what his story feels like:  sharp and delightfully treacherous.  It cuts, and then it cuts some more.  Marinovich is merciless toward his characters—toward his readers, too.  This is one of the leanest, meanest books I’ve read in a long, long time.  I suspect Jim Thompson would’ve loved it.  James M. Cain, too.  And Patricia Highsmith.  That’s how great this book is.”
    –Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan

“The novel summons elements of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece “Rear Window” (from a short story by Cornell Woolrich) and “Gone Girl,” the ongoing best-seller by Gillian Flynn, though it is darker than both….[The Winter Girl] moves into dangerous territory as one shocking surprise leads to the next, culminating in mayhem and revelations of twisted family secrets.”
The Sacramento Bee

“So creepy you want to take a shower after reading it.”

“Without giving the twisty-turny plot away, tragedy inevitably follows Scott and Elise, neither of who turn out to be quite as nice as they might initially seem. Their story, and that of the mysterious title character, is unsettling but oh so fulfilling for those who love a good tale about bad people.”

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