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When Manhattanite Sarah Rock meets a mysterious and handsome stranger in the park, she is drawn to him. Sarah wants to get away from her daily routine, her cheating husband and his crazy mistress, her frequent sessions with her heartless therapist, and her moody children.

But nothing is as it seems. Her life begins to unravel when a woman from the park goes missing and Sar
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Hardcover, 244 pages
Published August 26th 2019 by Beaufort Books
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Dita
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect psychological thriller.

Tight, fast, fraught with tension, this one is consuming and short. I always felt like I knew which breadcrumb trail I was on and I was always wrong.

Up is down, down is up.

Help, I smell blue...
Debra
well, well, well...what do we have here????? A little gem of a book is what!

This was a pleasure from beginning to end. Go in as blind as possible. Seriously, don't skip ahead, avoid spoilers and dive into the pages of this riveting psychological thriller. This is a fast page turner that keeps the tension high and had me trying to figure out what was going on. I love putting on my super sleuth hat and trying to figure out books. I did figure one thing out around the halfway mark, but that only ma
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Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Teresa Sorkin & Tullan Holmqvist joined us in The Behind the Pages Goodreads group for a Q & A. They shared some insight into their writing process and The Woman in the Park. I love this story even more now and highly recommend it. I can't stop thinking about it So I am very excited about our upcoming Q & A with them both on Jan 9. I can't stop thinking about it.

To view the Q & A you can find the thread here

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

My review
Hot Diggity, Dang! That was no walk in
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Yun
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
In The Woman in the Park, Sarah meets a handsome and mysterious man in the park. She is immediately drawn to him, and his presence adds a flame of excitement to her otherwise mundane life as a housewife to a cheating husband and children who are growing up and pulling away. But soon a woman from the park goes missing, and police come knocking on her door. And as the truth unravels, we realize nothing is as it seems.

This was a super fun and easy read. Once I started, I was hooked and I couldn't p
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Sumit RK
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Woman in the Park is one of those books which you start reading without any expectations and it simply blows you away. This is one of those book where it’s best to dive straight in without reading any spoilers or even the synopsis. Quite simply, this is a flawless psychological thriller.

Sarah Rock meets a mysterious and handsome stranger in the park, she is drawn to him. Sarah wants to get away from her daily routine, her cheating husband and his crazy mistress, her frequent sessions with h
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Norma
Holy Shooty Balls! This was one riveting, tense & twisty psychological thriller!

THE WOMAN IN THE PARK by TERESA SORKIN and TULLAN HOLMQVIST was such an awesome and unexpected treasure of a book that was so darn entertaining and thrilling to read. I was immediately hooked and obsessed with what I was reading and couldn’t put this book down.

It really consumed my thoughts and I loved how this book tapped into all of my emotions—which even got a little under my skin. At one point I was so riled up w
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Michelle
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss-arc-s
Every once in awhile I crack open the cover of a book, start reading, and then think to myself "Girl, you've got this one figured out!" like the smart ass that I think I am. Jokes on me though because I was completely wrong. Well, not completely, but what I figured was just a small piece to a much bigger puzzle.

Sarah is a stay at home mom in an unhappy marriage because she is sure her husband is cheating on her. He has to be as he never pays her any attention anymore and is constantly away on b
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Holly  B (semi-hiatus until Jan)
A captivating debut mystery.

This was a rather short book (about 250 pages) with a quick pace.

The mystery involves Sarah Rock who becomes infatuated by an attractive stranger in Central Park. They are drawn to each other immediately. There is just something about him....

She thinks about this mystery man night and day until he goes missing. Then the police show up at her door.

The story is layered, intriguing, and well written. A delicious domestic tale full of surprises!

This one is out now and
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Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Sarah Rock's husband is cheating on her...she just knows it...she can feel it deep down and all the signs are there. She even knows who it is...it is that girl that he works late into the night with. Sarah is absolutely devastated, yet she keeps hoping it will get better. Even her kids know that dad isn't going to show up for dinner dates or their school events. Sarah just wants things to go back the way they used to be...in the beginning when they were a happy family.


Wow! I really felt for Sara
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh my, what a whirlwind of a read and so tense! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Sarah Rock meets a stranger in the park. She needs to get away from her life and all the overwhelming baggage she is juggling right now, and this handsome fellow may be her ticket out.

Then, a woman goes missing in the park, and Sarah is a suspect. Everyone turns on her including her husband and therapist, and now her lover is also missing.

I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was true versus lies. The Woman in the Park is a quic
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Nazanin
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, 2019, mystery
4 Solid Stars

Sarah and Eric are married with two kids. One morning, when they were having breakfast, their doorbell rang and two detectives asked for Sarah. They were looking into missing persons case and wanted to see if she could help them out with any details. The missing person was a woman, the woman in the park… Now her husband and her therapist are suspicious of her. With no one to trust, Sarah must face her inner demons and uncover the truth to prove her innocence. The question is could s
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Toni
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Sarah Rock appears to lead a sad and lonely life. Her children have been sent away to attend a boarding school and she is missing the sense of purpose they used to give her life. Her husband Eric has been spending more and more time away on business with his assistant Juliette, whose photos Sarah found on his phone. Eric keeps saying Sarah's jealousy is totally unfounded, but she seems to see Juliet everywhere they go. Worse than that, Sarah keeps noticing people giving her looks of pity and tre ...more
Kendall
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
WOW... let me say what a story packed in 180 pages!!

Sarah meets a stranger in the park and her life forever changes. Soon after, a woman goes missing from that same park and Sarah of course is a suspect. Everyone seems to be turning on Sarah... her husband, her therapist, and her lover has now disappeared.

What THE HECK is going on? So, many twists, turns, surprises, and bumps in this road that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

I had SO much fun with this one!! What a fast paced read with
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Jayme
Sarah Rock is 39 and suffering from depression.

She suspects that her husband Eric is cheating with his lovely co-worker, Juliette, and she searches his collars for her lipstick when he is away..

Her children, are attending boarding school and even though they return home on the weekends, most of the week she has an "empty nest".

So, before her weekly therapy sessions with Dr. Robin, she sits in the park, reading, and watching young Moms with their children- recalling happier times.

The book which
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Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
A married woman, a mysterious stranger, a murder…

Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist wrote a slam-dunk five-star thriller that kept my mind spinning to the very last delightfully twisted page! Once you pick up The Woman in the Park, you won’t be able to put it down!

About the Book

Manhattanite Sarah Rock is going through a tough time. She is certain her husband Eric is having an affair with his younger coworker Juliette. Her kids are away from home at boarding school. She’s so lonely. To fill her
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Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Bravo, Ladies! I cannot believe this is your debut. Psychological thrillers have become harder and harder to write since there are so many but this was a crazy ride.

Sarah Rock is struggling in all aspects of her life and she seeks therapy to try to help. She also likes to go to the park and one day she meets a stranger and can't believe she's having these feelings. I mean, she is married so this is wrong right? But it feels oh so good and she because her husband is cheating is means she
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Berit☀️✨
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well HOT damn there was a lot packed into this little firecracker of a story. 180 Pages packed with tension, miss direction, and suspense. Sarah is not only struggling with her empty nest but she is also convinced that her husband is cheating on her. One day while in the park innocently sitting on a bench reading a book she meets her kindred spirit in Lawrence. BUT then a woman goes missing a woman who was in the park at the very same time as Sarah, and now Sarah is the prime suspect. What follo ...more
Darinda
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sarah is attracted to a handsome man she met in the park. This new man provides a way for Sarah to escape her unhappiness at home. When a woman Sarah recognizes from the park goes missing, Sarah comes under suspicion in the her disappearance. Sarah’s home life and secret life collide. Nothing is as it seems, and Sarah’s not sure who she can trust.

A suspenseful psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator. Sarah has discontent in her life, but she’s trying to manage things with therapy. As
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Dennis
Bumped up to 4 since it's a debut novel by the dynamic duo Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist.

The Woman in the Park is a great novella that will keep you guessing. The protagonist, Sarah Rock, lives a privileged life in Manhattan with her husband and two children. Sarah's children are in boarding school and her husband works intense hours, leaving her with little drive or purpose. She has therapy appointments, in between yoga and reading in the park. One day, police arrive at her doorstep t
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Nursebookie
WOW WOW WOW!! Don’t you just love reading a quick thriller that blow your mind away? I certainly do!

Sarah Rock is going through a loss and is seeing a therapist to help her through her depression. Reeling from her obsession that her husband Eric is cheating on her with a younger and prettier colleague, and her children recently enrolled in a boarding school, Sarah finds ways to pass her time by going to the park and reading her favorite book, Therese Raquin by Emile Zola. There she meets a hands
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Heather~ Nature.books.and.coffee
Blog tour Book Review 📚 Thank you to @beaufortbooks @suzyapprovedbooktours for having me join.
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What this book is about: Sarah, a stay at home mom, who thinks her husband is having an affair. He never pays attention to her, and he's always away! Her two kids are away at boarding school and she's having empty nest syndrome. She's unhappy and bored with her life.

She is at the park one day and meets a man, Lawrence, that she feels a spark with. He's a novelist like her, and they share common interes
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Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Where are my psychological thriller readers? This is a book that you can't put done. It's a fast read. You an read it in one sitting. You will never know that it is a debut book. You will never know that two people wrote it. It's one voice and a little bit of everything in one book.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it. Thank you suzyapprovedbooktours.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.
Carolyn
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps I have been reading too many domestic psychological thrillers. It takes a rare one to satisfy me with its originality and surprises and I need at least one likeable character with whom I can connect. Sadly, this was not a book that impressed me nor one I enjoyed. I muddled through to its conclusion, but regret to say I was bored. I was glad it was a short book. Prospective readers should not be deterred by my personal opinion but should also read the positive reviews of those who enjoyed ...more
Mackey
A married woman meets a handsome stranger - In The Park. When the handsome stranger's wife turns up dead, the only suspect is the married woman....

The Woman in the Park is the exciting debut from the writing pair Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist. A woman, Sarah Rock, is determined that her husband is having an affair with his young associate. Sarah, who has been under care for depression in the past, has weekly or twice weekly sessions with her psychologist through which we, the reader, learn
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Dawnny
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-author
4 1/2☕☕☕☕
When a woman Sarah met in the park goes missing nothing is what it seem. And Sarah Rock is the prime suspect. Her lover can't be found, her husband is suspicious and her therapist is talking to the police. Sarah just wanted to escape her life. Meeting a handsome stranger was suppose to help.
A dark and twisted what is real and what isn't page turner that kept me guessing what was going on. For a short book it packs a whopping punch. A fast read that leaves you spinning. An excellent deb
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Jamie Rosenblit
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
The debut thriller from Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist can only be described as a crazy whirlwind! The Woman in the Park has tons of unexpected twists and turns. You may think you are going to know what comes next but it is unlikely you will guess!

Our protagonist, Sarah, is in therapy dealing with a cheating husband and trying to cope with the separation of her kids who are off at boarding school. We know Sarah has many struggles and hypnosis is one method that her therapist employs with he
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Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)
Did you ever get that feeling that you might be losing your mind? I mean - we've all been there - right? But then you're like ehhhh... noooo - I'm just fine. Cool, calm and collected - every duck in a row - it's everyone ELSE who has lost their marbles! I'm just fine. The rest of the world is bonkers.

I kinda of felt a little bit like that reading this book. My mind went up and down and all around and I haven't felt that bat sh*t crazy in a long time! I felt crazy just trying to figure out if the
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Laura • lauralovestoread
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I loved that this little book packed a big punch!

My favorite thing about psychological thrillers is the way that they play mind tricks on you. Things may seem one way, yet as the story unfolds, you’re left trying to solve what is exactly going on. I loved trying to figure out what happened to the woman in the park, and I just needed to know!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!

*Thank you to @suzyapprovedbooktours for this free book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own
SheLovesThePages
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
-Description-
We come across a woman who believes her husband to be having an affair, who's children have been shipped off to boarding school, who meets with her therapist regularly. We know she has mental illness, isn't taking her medication properly, and is very paranoid. One day she meets a man in the Park and the story begins...

-Thoughts-
1. This is a book where you think you've figured it out, and most likely you have, but you haven't figured it all out!! The authors have surprises around eve
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MicheleReader
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wild ride! Incredible that this is a debut effort. This is exactly what you want in a psychological thriller. Good story with lots of twists and unexpected turns. What is real? What is a delusion? And what a nice break to read a book that isn’t super long – no wasted space here. Just a delicious story. Glad to read that a movie of this excellent book is in development. Many thanks to Edelweiss, Beaufort Books, authors Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist for the advance copy.
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Teresa is a storyteller. Her passion is for telling, writing and producing stories. She is one of the founders of Roman Way Productions which currently has 32 projects in development, including television and film scripts and ideas. Her first novel “Woman in the Park,” is a psychological thriller that she co-authored with Tullan Holmqvist.
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