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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

(2016)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
In this deeply scary and intensely unnerving debut novel, Jake and a woman known only as "The Girlfriend" are on a drive to visit his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake leaves "The Girlfriend" stranded at an abandoned high school, what follows is a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease, an exploration into psychological frailty, and an ending as suspenseful as The Usual Suspects and as haunting as Misery.

Deeply scary and intensely unnerving, Iain Reid's debut novel is a tightening spiral of a story about a woman's uncertainty of her relationship with her boyfriend, Jake. After an uncomfortable and confusing trip to meet Jake's parents at their isolated farmhouse, reality unravels, and events spin out of control when Jake and "The Girlfriend" make an unscheduled stop at an abandoned high school.

Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is about doubt, psychological fragility, and the lengths we'll go to avoid the truth. As twisted as Shutter Island, as suspenseful as Under the Skin, and as atmospheric as The Sisters Brothers, Reid's breakout literary thriller is sure to keep listeners guessing until the last minute.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"I’m Thinking of Ending Things is an utterly compelling modern Gothic that stakes its claim in the inner precincts of horror. Reid builds tension the way Edgar Allen Poe builds brick walls in his basement." - Wayne Grady

"I'm Thinking of Ending Things is one of the best debut novels I've ever read. Iain Reid has crafted a tight, ferocious little book, with a persistent tenor of suspense that tightens and mounts toward its visionary, harrowing final pages." - Scott Heim

"An addictive metaphysical investigation into the nature of identity, one which seduces and horrifies in equal measure. Reid masterfully explores the perversity of loneliness and somehow also creates a very entertaining thriller. I found myself yelling at the characters to put their feet on the pedal and drive." - Heather O'Neill


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Im Thinking Of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-4104-9414-4 / 978-1-4104-9414-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-0344-X / 978-1-5011-0344-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation!
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-2692-X / 978-1-5011-2692-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-911231-23-5 / 978-1-911231-23-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-0345-8 / 978-1-5011-0345-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation!
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-2694-6 / 978-1-5011-2694-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-911231-04-9 / 978-1-911231-04-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-4639-4 / 978-1-5011-4639-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Text Publishing
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June 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation!
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon