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The Winter Girl

The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich
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Jan 19, 2016 | 224 Pages
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“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.”
    –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.”
     –Newsday

“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.”
     –Sag Harbor Express

“Marinovch’s novel, set in wintertime in the Hamptons, is a sexy update of Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Scott and Elise are staying in the Hamptons to care for her aging father. Scott’s irrepressible curiosity about the vacant house next door leads to a dangerous and thrilling discovery.”
     –Travel + Leisure (online)

“The bleak landscape of the Hamptons in winter provides the backdrop for this absorbing thriller from Marinovich…an engrossing, disquieting read for a chilly night.”
     –Publishers Weekly

“[The Winter Girl] is a dark and ever darkening psychological thriller.”
     –Kirkus 

“Family secrets and marital transgressions weave a suspenseful Hitchcockian story of intrigue, mystery, and deceit.”
     –Library Journal

“The twists are clever and the pacing relentless.”
     –Booklist 

“Author Matt Marinovich has crafted a riveting, gruesome and dark story as chilling as the winter landscape. The isolation he has created is striking.”
     – Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
 
The Winter Girl is a page-turner. Once the surprises start coming out, it’s hard to put down…. Marinovich has delivered an intriguing and fast-paced read if you’re looking for something to keep you up on a cold winter’s night.”
     –New York Daily News’ Page Views

“[The Winter Girl] like an impending winter storm, is filled with menace and the threat of destruction. ….When the ominous winter storm finally breaks, the story builds to a crescendo of murder and betrayal and brutal sadism.”
     –The East Hampton Star
 
“The Hamptons is famous for beautiful beaches, rolling green golf courses, Rodeo Drive-like shopping and generally being a, to quote the well-worn media trope, “playground for the rich and famous.” But there’s another Hamptons—the stark, grey, cold and often desolate place locals know well from October to March. This is the Hamptons in Marinovich’s sizzling thriller, The Winter Girl (Doubleday, January 2016), and his book is so much better for it…What follows is a page-turning, sexy and brutal ride that will linger and haunt readers well past reading the final poignant, vicious words.”
     –Dan’s Papers “Top Hamptons Beach Reads of 2016”

“This book is twisted, eventful, and completely different than what you think it’s going to be.  I was surprised until the end.  If you like a psychological thriller that will surprise you, you’ll absolutely love The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich.”
     –Country & Bookish blog

“Marinovich’s book is both compelling and disturbing…fans of the Noir at its “noirest” should be pleased with this book.”
     –Pop Culture Association

“The slow, relaxed pace is perfect for building this almost ghostly, frightening tale…As if stringed instruments are playing in the background, readers will feel dizzy with alarm and the feeling of foreboding that builds the thrills and chills perfectly. For those who believe the Hamptons in winter is a posh place to visit, this story will definitely have you all running for the biggest, busiest, brightest city imaginable.”
     –Suspense Magazine

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