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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

(2016)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Now a Netflix original movie, this deeply scary and intensely unnerving novel follows a couple in the midst of a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease. You will be scared. But you won’t know why…

I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.

Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”

And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.

In this smart and intense literary suspense novel, Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of Jose Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, your dread and unease will mount with every passing page” (Entertainment Weekly) of this edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, I’m Thinking of Ending Things pulls you in from the very first page…and never lets you go.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Smart, dangerous and spooky as hell. Iain Reid takes you on a harrowing road trip that keeps you riveted until the final destination." - Brian Francis

"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
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-4104-9414-4 / 978-1-4104-9414-6 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-2692-X / 978-1-5011-2692-5 (USA edition)
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January 2021 : Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-982152-61-3 / 978-1-982152-61-1
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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ISBN: 1-911231-36-7 / 978-1-911231-36-3 (UK edition)
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August 2020 : Paperback
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January 2020 : Paperback
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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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: A Novel
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-2694-6 / 978-1-5011-2694-9 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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ISBN: 1-5011-0345-8 / 978-1-5011-0345-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
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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)
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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)
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August 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-79711-651-7 / 978-1-79711-651-8
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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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
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June 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel
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Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon