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Vacancy in Room 10

ISBN: 9781525809804

Publisher: Graydon House

Publication Date: 04/09/2024

Format: Paperback

My Rating: TBR (ARC)

When Anna’s husband calls and confesses to killing someone, followed by his body washing up on the banks of the Rio Grande, it’s up to her to piece together what really happened. After moving into the run-down motel-room-turned-apartment he rented as an art studio, Anna spends her days getting closer to the neighbors and absorbing every bit of gossip about her husband and the buildings’ tenants. But the more she learns, the less sense things seem to make. And when threatening letters start appearing at her door, Anna has to decide what’s more important—the truth, or her own safety.

Cass has been running the Sycamores, an apartment complex that has seen better decades. Barely scraping by as a superintendent, Cass starts blackmailing sleazy men, threatening to expose them and ruin their lives. It’s easy, and it works, and nobody gets hurt—until she tries it on the wrong guy. With everything to lose and no one to trust, Cass has to fight to keep her secrets under wraps, especially with Anna snooping around asking questions…


“A writer to watch.”—Publisher’s Weekly

About the Author

Seraphina Nova Glass is an Edgar Award-nominated author published by HarperCollins and is represented by Folio Literary Management in New York. Her fifth book, The Vacancy in Room 10, will release in April 2024.

Named a New York Times Book Review Summer Read and an Amazon Editor’s Pick in Mystery & Thrillers, her last book, On A Quiet Street, earned her #1 bestselling status in the Thriller category on Amazon. It was also hailed by Bustle as one of “10 Must-Read Books” and one of “10 Top Thrillers To Read On Your Summer Vacation” in the Boston Globe.

Publisher’s Weekly has named her “a writer to watch” and Emmy-nominated producer Michael Terence quoted her writing as “page-turning and cinematic.” Five-time Golden Globe-Winner Ed Asner starred in a short film she wrote, and called her an “exceedingly talented writer. Poignant, engrossing."

She recently sold the film rights for On A Quiet Street to Marvista Entertainment for a limited series. She is currently working on her sixth novel, The Oleanders, and is also an Assistant professor and Playwright-In-Residence at the University of Texas, Arlington. WEBSITE

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