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Looker

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
One of Vogue's Best Books of 2019

*Vogue, Best Novels of 2019
*CrimeReads, Best Fiction Debuts of 2019
*Star-Ledger, Top Ten New Jersey Authors of 2019
*EsquireUK, Best Books of 2019 So Far
*People, Best New Books of the Week
*Southern Living, Best New Books of Winter 2019
*Entertainment Weekly, Hottest Reads of January
*CosmoUK, Best New Books of January
*Vogue, Lit Hub, and CrimeReads, Most Anticipated Books of 2019


In this taut, arresting debut, a woman becomes fixated on her neighbor - the actress.

Though the two women live just a few doors apart, a chasm lies between them. The actress, a celebrity with a charmed career, shares a gleaming brownstone with her handsome husband and three adorable children, while the recently separated narrator, unhappily childless and stuck in a dead-end job, lives in a run-down, three-story walk-up with her ex-husband's cat.

As her fascination grows, the narrator's hold on reality begins to slip. Before long, she's collecting cast-off items from the actress's stoop and fantasizing about sleeping with the actress's husband. After a disastrous interaction with the actress at the annual block party, what began as an innocent preoccupation turns into a stunning - and irrevocable - unraveling. Immersive and darkly entertaining, Looker is a searing psychological portrait of obsession.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"This intense, gripping first novel shoehorns us into a gathering disquiet and sense of dread, heightened at every turn by our sympathetic understanding of her relentlessly unraveling protagonist. The precise, observant writing slips through the skin without ever calling attention to itself." - Peter Straub

"With an agile precision reminiscent of Lydia Davis, Laura Sims captures the obsessiveness of a woman who unravels after the collapse of her marriage. A taut, gripping portrait, all the more sinister for its elegance." - Leni Zumas


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Used availability for Laura Sims's Looker

Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Looker: A Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-4328-6216-2 / 978-1-4328-6216-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Looker: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-5011-9911-0 / 978-1-5011-9911-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Looker: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-5011-9912-9 / 978-1-5011-9912-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Looker: 'A slim novel that has maximum drama'
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-4722-5880-0 / 978-1-4722-5880-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Looker: 'A slim novel that has maximum drama'
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-4722-5881-9 / 978-1-4722-5881-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-982115-71-8 / 978-1-982115-71-5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Looker: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-982117-17-6 / 978-1-982117-17-7
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon   


January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-5082-6780-4 / 978-1-5082-6780-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Looker
Author(s): Laura Sims
ISBN: 1-5082-6779-0 / 978-1-5082-6779-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Looker: 'A slim novel that has maximum drama'
Author(s): Laura Sims
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Looker: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Sims
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA