Someone’s Listening, the debut novel by screenwriter and award-winning playwright Seraphina Nova Glass, is a sharply written, twisty psychological thriller that could easily fit on your bookshelf next to Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train. In convincingly heartbreaking fashion, the novel follows radio host and psychologist Faith Finley’s free-fall from the height of popularity to public enemy and outcast.
Faith has worked hard to get where she is. Her practice, radio show and new book are all taking off, and she’s riding high on her success—until everything suddenly crashes down around her. First, one of her clients accuses her of taking advantage of his trust through unwanted sexual advances. Faith denies the allegation, but neither the public at large nor the media are content to take her word for it. She is vilified for her alleged transgression, tarnishing her reputation and putting her job at risk. But the indignities don’t stop there. Even her husband, Liam, begins to doubt her, causing a rift in their seemingly perfect marriage and planting the seeds for what’s to come.
As bad as things are for Faith, Glass obligingly makes them worse. Faith and Liam are involved in a violent car crash, but when she wakes up in the hospital, Liam is gone. Only a cryptic email remains, further deepening the puzzle.
Told exclusively through Faith’s point of view, Someone’s Listening allows readers to easily empathize with Faith while clinging to an element of doubt. Is she lying about something? Is she keeping something from us? The mystery and ambiguity build with each subsequent chapter en route to a suspense-filled and breathless finale.