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The Blinds

(2017)
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This may not be a prison, and it may not purgatory, but it's sure as hell not a paradise either...
Imagine a place populated by criminals - people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who've been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don't know if they've perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one. All they do know is that they opted into the programme and that if they try to leave, they will end up dead.

For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace - but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town's residents revolt. Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her - and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down. The more he learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway, it's simmering with violence and deception, heartbreak and betrayal, and it's fit to burst.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Blinds is brilliantly original. Fast-paced, ranging, and inventive, Adam Sternbergh’s restless imagination once again conjures characters and scenarios with heartbreaking insight, peril, and startling stakes. Readers take heed; this is a hell of a ride." - Smith Henderson

"Adam Sternbergh tops my list of drop-everything-and-read novelists. With hints of Charles Willeford and Philip K. Dick, and rendered with achingly beautiful prose, The Blinds plucks the strings of Sternbergh’s favored themes-identity, loss, meta-reality-creating a symphony of noirish grit and improbable grace." - Gregg Hurwitz

"Adam Sternbergh is a genre-bender of the highest caliber. Part thriller, part Western, part pulpy whodunit, The Blinds is a propulsive and meaningful meditation on redemption and loss. It’s witty, electrifying, vivid, and thoroughly original." - Dennis Lehane


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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Blinds (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-4328-4612-4 / 978-1-4328-4612-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blinds: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 0-06-266134-5 / 978-0-06-266134-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blinds: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 0-06-266135-3 / 978-0-06-266135-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blinds
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 0-571-34129-2 / 978-0-571-34129-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Blinds Lib/E
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-5384-1602-6 / 978-1-5384-1602-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Blinds: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-5384-1601-8 / 978-1-5384-1601-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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August 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Blinds: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
ISBN: 1-5384-1603-4 / 978-1-5384-1603-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blinds: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Blinds: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blinds
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blinds: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Ecco
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