A Window Breaks

A Window Breaks

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A Window Breaks is the nerve-shredding thriller from C. M. Ewan, the author of Safe House.

'Fantastic' - Lee Child
'Totally addictive' - Ann Cleeves
'A thrill-a-minute page-turner' - Simon Kernick

They were supposed to be getting away from their troubles . . .

Still recovering from their son's death eight months earlier, Tom and Rachel Sullivan take their daughter to a remote Scottish lodge in the hope that spending time together will begin to heal the rifts between them.

But at 2 a.m. on their first night, downstairs a window breaks.

Someone is inside their holiday home, intent on causing them harm.

They don't know why they have been targeted and, with nowhere to run, their choices are limited.

With only each other to rely on, can they escape?

What authors are saying . . .

'If you only read one thriller this year read this' - C. L. Taylor

'Smashed my way through this . . . Nerve-shredding' - Tim Weaver

'Brilliantly crafted, excruciatingly tense' - Sharon Bolton

'Starts at full throttle and never lets up' - T. M. Logan

'Heart-stopping . . . a sure-fire bestseller' - Jo Spain

'Breakneck ride of a thriller' - Fiona Cummins

'Almost unbearably tense and exciting' - Mark Edwards

'Fierce read, with heart, muscle and an out-of-sight twist' - Mick Herron

'Tense, fast-paced thriller' - Jenny Quintana

'Brilliant and almost impossible to put down' - Andrew Taylor

What readers are saying . . .

'This was so intense as the twists and turns came one after another at breakneck speed.'

'Brilliantly written thriller which keeps you gripped from the first few pages.'

'Full of action and excitement'

'Absolutely amazing; I was totally gripped from start to finish'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 31mm | 324g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529009677
  • 9781529009675
  • 276,034

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Fantastic - Ewan is a genius at easing you in, and then keeping you there until the story is done with you. Which was 3 a.m. for me, but it's probably safer to read this book in daylight -- Lee Child Astoundingly paced and plotted, it left me breathless. Totally addictive -- Ann Cleeves A thrill a minute page-turner with non-stop tension and real heart. I'd highly recommend it -- Simon Kernick If you only read one thriller this year read this -- C. L. Taylor Smashed my way through this . . . A nerve-shredding, lightning-paced home invasion thriller packed with twists and heart -- Tim Weaver Starts at full throttle and never lets up - A Window Breaks puts you right in the middle of the action and ratchets up the tension on every page. A real rollercoaster of a thriller -- T. M. Logan Brilliantly crafted, excruciatingly tense -- Sharon Bolton An absolutely heart-stopping, pulse-racing, thrilling and intelligent read. A sure fire bestseller -- Jo Spain An absolutely breakneck ride of a thriller and a masterclass in maintaining tension right up until its poignant end. I couldn't put it down -- Fiona Cummins Almost unbearably tense and exciting, A Window Breaks is a nerve-shredding thriller -- Mark Edwards A tense, fierce read, with heart, muscle and an out-of-sight twist -- Mick Herron A Window Breaks came between me and sleep, it's brilliant and almost impossible to put down -- Andrew Taylor Tense, fast-paced thriller, brilliantly written with characters I was totally invested in -- Jenny Quintana Nerve-shredding tension that never lets up . . . fantastic -- Clare Donoghue A tense and frantic read and I can't recommend it enough -- Merilyn Davies That rare thing: a heart-thumping thriller with an exquisite understanding of fear, grief and forgiveness. I loved it -- Sarah Hilary A fantastic thriller! The action is relentless, the situation terrifying, the writing excellent. But what makes it sing are the nuanced and complex family dynamics, and the themes of grief and guilt and love. -- Cath Staincliffe A breathtakingly perfect thriller. My heart rate is only just slowing down. Filled with tension, pace, and heart. Twisty as hell and guaranteed to put a lump in your throat. Brilliant! -- Luca Veste One cracker of a book . . . an absolute masterclass in tension, plotting and characterisation, with emotional stakes so high it's hard to catch a breath -- Susi Holliday A terrific thriller that thrusts an average family into a high-stakes fight for survival . . . a tale that makes brilliant use of lies, secrets and universal fears to layer twist upon twist, ratcheting up the tension to a powerful and emotional conclusion -- Adam Hamdy My heart raced and knuckles whitened as Ewan ratcheted up the nearly unbearable tension in this unputdownable thriller. Wow! -- Alafair Burke A propulsive, page-turning, breakneck set of twists -- Russel D McLean
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About C. M. Ewan

C. M. Ewan is a pseudonym for Chris Ewan, the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of many mystery and thriller novels. Chris's first standalone thriller, Safe House, was a bestseller in the UK and was shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. He is also the author of the thrillers A Window Breaks, Dead Line, Dark Tides and Long Time Lost, as well as The Good Thief's Guide series of mystery novels. The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award and has been published in thirteen countries. Chris lives with his wife and their two children in Somerset, where he writes full-time.
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Rating details

738 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 28% (209)
4 36% (269)
3 22% (166)
2 9% (65)
1 4% (29)
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