- Author Bio
A successful therapist’s world is upended when her patients are targeted in a campaign of twisted psychological harassment in this propulsive novel from the author of Convince Me.
You never know who’s watching…
Dr. Laina Landers is good at her job. She’s an accomplished marriage and family therapist, dedicated and compassionate. When one of her patients holds his wife hostage at gunpoint she successfully intervenes, saving both their lives. Laina becomes a media sensation. But as her star rises, a target is placed on her back.
Not everyone is impressed by Laina’s achievements. Someone has it in for her, and is targeting what matters most to her: her patients. One by one, Laina’s patients spiral after they receive unsettling gifts that mock their deepest fears and hidden traumas, secrets only shared in therapy. Then Laina herself is the target of a home invasion, and when the perpetrators flee, they leave behind the same eerie message that was left for her patients: Watching you.
Enlisting Cal Murray, the ambitious and charismatic investigative journalist with whom she has an explosive attraction, Laina must examine her patient’s lives as well as her own to identify the culprit. All she knows for sure? It’s someone with access to her records. Someone who wants to destroy her stellar reputation, her newfound success, and even, perhaps, end her life.
Story Locale: San Diego, CA
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
FIRST TIME BEING PUBLISHED AS A TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
AUTHOR’S CINEMATIC BACKGROUND: The author has written numerous original screenplays for The Walt Disney Company, Working Title Films, and Lifetime Television, and was a producer of such successful films as The Wedding Planner.
PRAISE FOR NINA SADOWSKY: Sadowsky’s previous standalone novel, Convince Me, was lauded by New York Times bestselling authors like Karin Slaughter (“Will keep readers guessing until the very end.”) and Wendy Walker (“Nina Sadowsky is a master storyteller.”) NPR said that “Sadowsky…knows how to get readers turning pages…. [She] keeps a tight rein on the action,” while #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton raved, “Nina Sadowsky’s…voice is clear, her storytelling skills are remarkable, and her pacing is perfect.”
Nina Sadowsky is an author, filmmaker, and educator. Her previous novels are Just Fall, The Burial Society, The Empty Bed, and Convince Me. She has written numerous screenplays and produced such films as The Wedding Planner. In addition to her role as program director of NYU Los Angeles, a “semester abroad” program for advanced students considering careers in the entertainment and media industries, Sadowsky also serves as the director of educational outreach for the Humanitas Prize, is on the leadership council of Creative Future, and is a founding member of the Woolfpack, an organization of women showrunners, writers, and producers committed to community and mentorship.
Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Author Hometown: New York, NY
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Praise for Privacy
“Screenwriter and filmmaker Sadowsky gives readers a rapidly paced, suspenseful thriller that makes the most of such hot-buatton issues as privacy, professional ethics, media malfeasance, and race relations. This one seems bound for the big screen.”—Booklist
Praise for Nina Sadowsky
“Nina Sadowsky’s…voice is clear, her storytelling skills are remarkable, and her pacing is perfect.”—Sue Grafton
“A master storyteller.”—New York Times bestselling author Wendy Walker
“Every time you think you’ve unlocked the puzzle, Nina Sadowsky introduces a new twist that makes you start guessing all over again.”—New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond