Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/07/2019
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Psychologically thrilling...
slim but ultimately satisfying read, very much in the territory of Notes On A Scandal, but with a nod to the familiar creeping unease of writer like Patric... READ MORE


'Dazzlingly creepy storytelling, reminiscent of NOTES ON A SCANDAL' Grazia

'A short, bracing shock of a novel, easily gulped down in one sitting' Metro

'Written with a precise, sinister elegance, this is a gripping portrait of one woman's descent into madness' Heat

The Professor lives in Brooklyn; her partner Nathan left her when she couldn't have a baby. All she has now is her dead-end teaching job, her ramshackle apartment, and Nathan's old moggy, Cat. Who she doesn't even like.

The Actress lives a few doors down. She's famous and beautiful, with auburn hair, perfect skin, a lovely smile. She's got children - a baby, even. And a husband who seems to adore her. She leaves her windows open, even at night.

There's no harm, the Professor thinks, in looking in through the illuminated glass at that shiny, happy family, fantasizing about them, drawing ever closer to the actress herself. Or is there?

'Unsettling and compelling' Tammy Cohen

'Laura Sims has pulled off the high-wire act of making bitterness delicious' Vogue

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472258809
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm

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Stalker and fantasist
A study of a lonely and disappointed woman. This relatively short book is told from one perspective, the unnamed narrator, as she unravels. It begins with... READ MORE
Jay Sefton
An astonishingly rich portrait of a woman whose mental stability is in rapid decline.
Looker is not a huge read, but goodness it packs a major punch. It is a beautifully written, first person account of a woman’s gradual implosion. Stylish... READ MORE
Mary Picken
Haunting & Intelligent
Laura Sims writes a remarkable, haunting and intelligent psychological drama of an engaging and intriguingly believable character. This book is told from ... READ MORE
Bridget East
Loved it
Oh wow I totally loved this book. Gripped me from the start
Leona OMahony