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"The Lonely Witness is a map of Brooklyn's genome. Amy Falconetti is that rarest of noir characters, a woman redeemed and a redeemer. Walking in her shoes for only a few blocks is worth the price of admission."--Reed Farrel Coleman New York Times bestselling author of 'What You Break'

"The Lonely Witness is a tense, and, at times, darkly funny, thriller. Reminiscent of writers from Daniel Fuchs to George Pelecanos, it's safe to say that if you liked Gravesend, you'll love The Lonely Witness. And if you haven't read Gravesend, you will no doubt want to do so after reading The Lonely Witness."--Woody Haut, author of Pulp Culture, Neon Noire, Heartbreak & Vine

"A 'thread' of suspense doesn't begin to describe the tension William Boyle has created in his novel The Lonely Witness. Amy is one of those refreshingly complex characters we see more and more of in today's novels."-- "NJ.com"

"A beautifully nuanced novel that has an unhurried but compelling narrative drive, a central character you are totally invested in, and a locale--the Gravesend neighborhood in Brooklyn--that does indeed function as a major character, interacting with and psychically affecting each and every person in the book."-- "Criminal Element"

"A knockout combination of in-depth character work, Brooklyn atmosphere, and straight-up gritty noir. The devotion Boyle demonstrates for character, story and place is perhaps the one unadulterated emotion on display in a story imbued with ambiguous morality and loyalty."-- "Shelf Awareness (Starred)"

"A powerful, character-driven suspense novel that can keep you on the edge of your seat."-- "Popular Culture Association"

"As Amy's old life catches up with her, the small, safe world she's built for herself quickly unravels. Binge-worthy and gorgeously written, with prose so vivid it's as if Boyle is taking you down streets you've known your entire life, The Lonely Witness will make you wonder if you can ever escape your past self, or if you'd even want to."--Mary Miller, author of 'Big World, ' 'The Last Days of California, ' and 'Always Happy Hour'

"Boyle is a bard of Brooklyn."--Nick Mamatas, author of I Am Providence

"Boyle is from Brooklyn, and his easy familiarity with this milieu shows up on virtually every page. If you like the richly nuanced novels of George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane, be prepared to add Boyle to your regular reading list."-- "BookPage"

"In The Lonely Witness, William Boyle has created a classic noir and a classic of Brooklyn. I loved this character, this world, and this book. Boyle has written a slim, unputdownable book that gets into every dark corner in the outskirts of Brooklyn, a world no one knows better. Gravesend and the rest of outer, unknown, still-mysterious Brooklyn shine in this compulsively readable thriller."--Sara Gran, author of 'Dope, ' 'Come Closer, ' 'Saturn's Return to New York, ' and the Claire DeWitt series --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. His books include: Gravesend, which was nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France and shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in the UK; The Lonely Witness, which is nominated for the Hammett Prize; and, most recently, A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN : B07C1WSFRW
  • Publisher : No Exit Press (25 October 2018)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1354 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 195 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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