From the “master of clever misdirection” (Kirkus Reviews) comes an irresistible psychological thriller featuring a newly married woman whose life is turned upside down when her husband goes missing.
"This is a psychological thriller you’ll think you have all figured out—but I promise you, you don’t."—Parade
A handsome psychotherapist.
His lonely wife.
And in his home office ceiling, a vent . . .
You’d listen too, wouldn’t you? (You know you would.)
Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York and start a life together in Sam’s sleepy hometown upstate. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele.
Little does Sam know that through a vent in the ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist’s wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesn’t satisfy her in bed. Who could resist eavesdropping? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green Mini Cooper shows up, and Sam disappears into thin air, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie’s happily ever after.