Anna Fox has suffered a traumatic experience and becomes agoraphobic. Her refusal to leave her house dominates her life. She deals with it by drinking wine—too much red wine—and peering into her neighbors’ homes with her telephoto lens.
Her psychiatrist, her physical therapist, an aloof young man who rents her basement and a chat room for agoraphobics are the only people she interacts with. She occupies her time playing chess online and watching film noir, including lots of Alfred Hitchcock. Her condition has forced her to give up her practice as a child psychologist.
When a new family moves into the neighborhood, Anna focuses on them…with a little help from the Nikon. She befriends the son and his mother when they come to introduce themselves.
A few days later, she thinks she witnesses the mother’s murder. No one believes her. Mixing alcohol with her medications leaves her foggy and slurring. The police think she’s a hallucinating drunk, and her friends are beginning to wonder, too.
As the police provide logical explanations for what she saw and find no dead body, Anna starts to wonder about her sanity. But she keeps investigating.
Gripping writing, a heart-pounding pace and a plot worthy of Hitchcock, this thriller grabs the reader by the throat and doesn’t let go until the last page. If you’re a film noir fan like Anna, you’ll recognize the lines she quotes from those movies as she grapples with her sanity. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore