End of Story: Unabridged edition

By A. J. Finn, Read by Helen Laser

The brand new edge-of-your-seat thriller from the author of the smash hit bestseller The Woman in the Window.

‘Elegant, absorbing, full of Hitchcockian menace’ Lucy Foley

‘I was mesmerized’ Lisa Jewell

‘Brilliantly plotted’ Liz Nugent

‘Fans of detective fiction will be thrilled!’ Shari Lapena

“I’ll be dead in three months. Come tell my story.”

This is the chilling invitation from Sebastian Trapp, renowned mystery novelist, to his long-time correspondent Nicky Hunter, an expert in detective fiction. Welcomed into his lavish San Francisco mansion, Nicky begins to unravel Trapp’s life story under the watchful eyes of his enigmatic wife and plainspoken daughter.

But Sebastian Trapp is a mystery himself. And maybe – probably – a murderer.

Two decades ago, his first wife and son vanished, the case never solved. Is the master of mystery playing a deadly game? If so, who will be the loser?

And when a body surfaces in the family’s garden, they all realize the past isn’t buried – it’s waiting.

What readers are saying about End of Story

‘Had me gripped all the way through to the jaw dropping finale!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Lots of plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A great rollercoaster ride of a book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I changed my mind about the way I thought the plot would progress so many times, and was still surprised!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is a writer who loves words, loves mysteries, and loves weaving the two together’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘One of those books that once finished I want to read from start to finish all over again’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The whole novel is packed full of atmosphere’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An extremely twisted murder mystery’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: A. J. Finn
Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 29 Feb 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-823424-9
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn’s debut novel, The Woman in the Window, was sold in forty-three territories worldwide and was released as a major motion picture from 20th Century Studios in May 2020. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for many years before returning to New York City.

”'Elegant, absorbing, full of Hitchcockian menace. Once again Finn reinvents the genre in spectacular style” - Lucy Foley

”'A. J. Finn’s new novel is beautiful, intense, beguiling. I was mesmerized by End of Story” - Lisa Jewell

”'Fans of detective fiction will be thrilled by Finn’s latest!” - Shari Lapena

'End of Story is a masterpiece. Brilliantly plotted by a master craftsman who parries words like an Olympian fencer. This is a book for smart people and I must admit that I did not guess the crux of the matter until the same millisecond it was revealed. Normally I know by page 5. It is a vastly superior thriller leaving this reader on the edge of her seat, sleepless and drained, yet charged by the pull of the story to keep reading. A relentless roller coaster ride around the pacific coast drawn so vividly that I was immersed in the story immediately. I absolutely loved it.' Liz Nugent -

”'A stiletto-sharp sliver of California gothic, full of San Francisco fog and dark dusty rooms, as a crime writer’s long-hidden secrets slowly emerge into the dazzling light. This is a perfectly crafted mystery, written with a Hitchcock flair for atmosphere and suspense” - Jane Casey

”'Incisive, absorbing, stylish, and sparkling with quick wit, End of Story is a mystery-lover’s delight” - Nita Prose

”'A.J. Finn has done it again. End of Story is a dark, beautifully constructed thriller about a familiy and its secrets where nobody is quite what they seem. A story that draws you in, takes your breath away and, in the end, breaks your heart” - Nicci French

”'A bedazzling, beautiful, masterful mystery. A classic, yet wildly original, End of Story is delightfully devious, hugely fun, and murderously unpredictable” - Chris Whitaker

”'A thrillingly Gothic golden age mystery to lose yourself in” - Jenny Colgan

”'Creepy, dark and full of twists - everything a thriller should be” - Sun

‘The plot pleasurably wrongfoots the reader' Financial Times -