The Woman in the Library pdf Summary Reviews by Sulari Gentill 

The woman in the library is a thriller novel by the Ned Kelly award winning author Sulari Gentill.

The Woman in The Library Summary

The tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning―it just happens that one is a murderer.

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About Sulari Gentill Author of The Woman in The Library

Sulari Gentill
Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill author of The woman in the library pdf, paperback was once a corporate lawyer serving as a director on public boards, with only a vague disquiet that there was something else she was meant to do. That feeling did not go away until she began to write. And so Sulari became the author of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: thus far, ten historical crime novels chronicling the life and adventures of her 1930s Australian gentleman artist, the Hero Trilogy, based on the myths and epics of the ancient world, and the Ned Kelly Award winning Crossing the Lines (published in the US as After She Wrote Hime). In 2014 she collaborated with National Gallery of Victoria to write a short story which was produced in audio to feature in the Fashion Detective Exhibition, and thereafter published by the NGV. IN 2019 Sulari was part of a 4-member delegation of Australian crime writers sponsored by the Australia Council to tour the US as ambassadors of Australian Crime Writing.

Sulari lives with her husband, Michael, and their boys, Edmund and Atticus, on a small farm in Batlow where she grows French Black Truffles and refers to her writing as “work” so that no one will suggest she get a real job.

The Woman in The Library pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

The woman in the library pdf
The woman in the library pdf

Below is the basic information you need to know about the Crime Thriller book by Sulari Gentill

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Poisoned Pen Press (June 7, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1464215871
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1464215872
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.72 x 8.25 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #2,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #7 in Epistolary Fiction (Books)
  • #46 in Amateur Sleuths
  • #55 in Historical Thrillers (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars    1,176 ratings

he Woman in The Library Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ned Kelly Award winner Gentill (Crossing the Lines) presents a complex, riveting story within a story. The fictional story of an author writing about another writer with messy, complicated friendships and suspicion is an innovative literary mystery.” ― Library Journal, Starred Review

“The pleasure of The Woman in the Library is that clever structure; a layered, literary hall of mirrors that’s great fun to get lost in.” ― Seattle Times

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“It’s an inventive and unique approach, elevated by Gentill’s masterful plotting, that will delight suspense fans looking for something bold and new.” ― BookPage, Starred Review

“This thrilling excursion into metafiction from Australian author Gentill (Crossing the Lines) wittily examines the writing process itself…This elegantly constructed novel is intelligent, funny, and profound. Who could ask for more?” ― Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

“Readers who enjoy a playfulness in their fiction will be delighted by this book-within-a-book. For fans of Anthony Horowitz.” ― First Clue

“[The Woman in the Library] is a mystery-within-a-mystery, with the clues in Freddie’s story becoming more intriguing as Leo’s advice becomes more sinister. The two story lines work together beautifully, amping up the suspense before reaching a surprising conclusion.” ― Booklist

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill is a captivating literary thriller about the friendship forged by four strangers. ” ― PopSugar

“Brace yourself for twists and turns when picking up this thriller, which features a story within a story. ” ― BookBub Most Anticipated Books of 2022

“The ever-brilliant Sulari Gentill dazzles in her new The Woman in the Library…you’ll have to figure this out for yourself. And you will cheer along the way.” ― BookTrib

“With each new chapter, Gentill opens the door to new histories. More murders…more clues…The Woman in the Library is a page-turner from beginning to end. As Gentill’s characters grow, the desire to know more about each ensnares us, and the only way out is to read to the end.” ― New York Journal of Books

The Woman in the Library is a sophisticated mystery with more layers than an onion, created by a master hand. Clever plot twists in Gentill’s signature refined style will make you feel smarter just by reading. Sulari Gentill has done it again.” ― Ellie Marney, New York Times bestselling author

“Sulari Gentill’s The Woman in the Library is a thrill. The library setting, the conceit of four strangers at a table, and the twisty story-within-a-story make Gentill’s novel unputdownable. The book is a treat for readers who love books about books and who like their mysteries to keep them guessing until the very last page.” ― Eva Jurczyk, author of The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

The Woman in the Library is a delicious read―it’s a book that makes you feel. Cunningly crafted, with layers that fold back and feed upon each other, charming characters, and revelations that will make you cringe and gasp. You will feel a rising sense of dread as you read it, but you won’t want to stop.” ― Daniel O’Malley, author of The Rook

Reviews from Amazon Verified Buyers

Librarian Linda

5.0 out of 5 stars Buckle up!
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2022

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I don’t know if I have ever read anything like this. You need to read this with total concentration and quite possibly with a notepad and pen. It is a mystery that requires much afterthought…and worth every minute!

Elizabeth du Fresne

5.0 out of 5 stars A First Rate Tale with Lots of Bodies — and the Boston Public Library
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2022

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If the title has “book” or “library” in it, I tend to want to read it. This one starts off in the reading room of the wonderful Boston Public Library, a particularly gorgeous setting. A scream causes four strangers sitting at the same table in the reading room to bond and from there the story spins out. Cain, a novelist, Freddie a female Australian writer in town on a writing grant, Marigold a tattooed grad student in psychology and Whit a reluctant Harvard Law student become a cohesive group to observe, react to and investigate the murders that follow.
The approach is that the book is mailed chapter by chapter by its Australian author Hannah to Leo an aspiring writer who is giving feedback about American idiom and habits. So you read a chapter and then read Leo’s comments. Its a clever approach so we watch two separate dynamics develop . I read the book in one day. It is fast paced and commands your attention from the first page.


5.0 out of 5 stars Read in two days
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2022

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I just couldn’t put this down. Four characters meet in the Boston Public Library as a scream rings out and a woman’s body is later discovered. We are told that one is a murderer, but I could never decide which one. That’s my idea of a good mystery, along with distinctive characters who develop more depth as the story gets going. Really enjoyed!

Ken B.

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t put it down
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2022

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Isn’t that what we want from a thriller? Gentill tries out the story within a story technique in the earlier
After She Wrote Him. To my eyes that book failed because who could possibly care about the characters. Woman in the Library I’ll be reading and re-reading. It is a gem.


5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put it down
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2022

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I truly enjoyed the journey through this book. The mystery within a mystery especially. I fell in love with all these characters, especially Marigold. I have never read this writer before but that will change

Kindle Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars You never really know people
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2022

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Freddie meets three people in the library after they hear a woman scream. This binds them together and they feel the need to find out what happened. I am still confused but the book did hold my attention.


5.0 out of 5 stars Very good whodunnit
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2022

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I pride myself on figuring out the killer — I must have changed my mind six or seven times. There is a subplot that adds to the drama — although Leo is a unlikeable sort.

Mary V

5.0 out of 5 stars Original
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2022

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Not your typical thriller. This is one of the best books I’ve read this summer! I couldn’t put it down and look forward to reading more by this author.

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