Published by
Dutton (January 2019)
Current material
Final PDF / epub
Thriller / suspense fiction


by Scott, E.G.

An impossible-to-put-down domestic thriller about secrets and revenge, told from the perspectives of a husband and wife who are the most perfect, and the most dangerous, match for each other

Rebecca didn't know love was possible until she met Paul, a successful, charismatic, married man with a past as dark as her own. Their pain drew them together with an irresistible magnetism; they sensed that they were each other's ideal (and perhaps only) match.

But twenty years later, Paul and Rebecca are drowning as the damage and secrets that ignited their love begin to consume their marriage. Paul is cheating on Rebecca, and his affair gets messy fast. His mistress is stalking them with growing audacity when Rebecca discovers Paul's elaborate plan to build a new life without her. And though Rebecca is spiraling into an opiate addiction, it doesn't stop her from coming up with a devious plot of her own, and this one could end absolutely everything.

What follows is an unpredictable and stylish game of cat and mouse—a shocking tale of unfaithfulness and unreliability that will keep you racing until the final twist and make you wonder how well you really know your spouse.

E. G. Scott is a pseudonym for two writers [Liz Keenan, a publishing-industry veteran, and Greg Wands, a screenwriter], who have been friends for over twenty-years, and have been writing plays, screenplays, and short stories separately since they were kids. They've collaborated on multiple projects from the beginning of their friendship, but this is their first published work together. This book came out of their shared love of thrillers and noir and wanting to collaborate on a novel for a long time. They are currently working on their next thriller.

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This debut by a pseudonymous duo builds tension with twists and turns to the very end; as Paul's lies mount up, Rebecca becomes increasingly addicted and paranoid, and Sheila's vengeful presence looms. Nonstop tension keeps readers turning pages.

Review: Booklist year's chilliest thriller: The Woman Inside.

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From its seize-you-by-throat opening to that jack-in-the-box finale, this slick, sleek thriller held me breathless. Psychological suspense at its brightest and boldest. (A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW)

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Utterly gripping from the outset with compelling characters that leap off the page, plenty of twists to keep you guessing and a killer ending. It is so good! (Jessica Eames, author of BAD SEED)

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EW reveals the authors behind the E.G. Scott pseudonym: Liz Keenan, a publishing-industry veteran, and Greg Wands, a screenwriter.

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This twisted domestic thriller hasn't even hit shelves yet, but it's already being adapted as a TV series by Blumhouse, the producers of Sharp Objects. Told from the perspective of a husband and wife who are the most perfect, and possibly the most dangerous, match for one another, The Woman Inside is a dark tale of secrets, lies, unfaithfulness, and revenge that keeps readers guessing until the very end.


The authors have entered into a production deal with Blumhouse Productions, one of the hottest outfits in L.A. Jason Blum was the production force behind Jordan Peele's Get Out, and his innovative slate of super edgy thriller and horror fare is making a lot of waves. He is behind the brand new HBO miniseries Sharp Objects based on the Gillian Flynn thriller and starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. Jason is thrilled with the Scott material and wants to develop it across several seasons, in all probability to include the plot of the second Scott novel still to come. Blum's creativity and sensibility perfectly meshes with the wicked, twisty nature of this book.

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