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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

(2016)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Jake and his girlfriend are on a drive to visit his parents at their remote farm. After dinner at the family home, things begin to get worryingly strange. And when he leaves her stranded in a snowstorm at an abandoned high school later that night, what follows is a chilling exploration of psychological frailty and the limitations of reality.

Iain Reid's intense, suspenseful debut novel will have readers' nerves jangling. A series of tiny clues sprinkled through the relentlessly paced narrative culminate in a haunting twist on the final page.

Reminiscent of Michael Faber's Under the Skin, Stephen King's Misery and the novels of Jose Saramago, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is an astonishing and highly original literary thriller that grabs you from the start - and never lets go.

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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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Im Thinking Of Ending Things
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ISBN: 1-4104-9414-4 / 978-1-4104-9414-6 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation!
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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)
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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)
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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)
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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ISBN: 1-911231-04-9 / 978-1-911231-04-2 (UK edition)
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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ISBN: 1-5011-4639-4 / 978-1-5011-4639-8 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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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
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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