Amelia Brunskill

Amelia Brunskill was born in Melbourne, Australia, but she grew up mostly in Washington state where she picked a lot of blackberries, read a lot of books and failed to properly appreciate the epic beauty of the mountains and the Pacific ocean. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and art from the University of Washington and her master’s in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She now lives in Chicago, where she eats as much Thai food as possible and works as a librarian. The Window is her debut novel.

Find Amelia on her website, or follow her on Twitter @ameliab


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The Window
“A heartfelt depiction of the grieving process and a thought-provoking exploration of secret lives kept hidden.”

Publishers Weekly

“[S]hort chapters move this debut briskly along, and it will hook those interested in a mystery that’s as much a psychological examination of one girl’s grief as it is a thriller”


"A solid, quiet murder mystery for thoughtful readers."


“The debut author creates a compelling and suspenseful narrative from the first page; the short chapters and fast pace will appeal to thriller fans.”

School Library Journal

“A gripping tale of suspense, secrets, and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.”

Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of ONE OF US IS LYING

“Lyrical and haunting, with plenty of twists that kept me reading long into the night.”

Kara Thomas, author of THE DARKEST CORNERS

“Layered and compelling, THE WINDOW is a fast-paced mystery anchored by a bold and intriguing protagonist, and you won’t want to put it down until you’ve uncovered every last one of its secrets!”

Caleb Roehrig, author of LAST SEEN LEAVING

Awards & Accolades


The Window

Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award finalist


New York State Reading Association's Charlotte Award nominee