> Skip to content
Read an extract
Play sample
  • Published: 13 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241639870
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $34.99

Nightwatching




This nightmare could happen to anyone.
But what if it happened to you?

There was someone in the house.

Home alone with her young children during a blizzard, a mother tucks her son back into bed in the middle of the night. Then she hears a noise - old houses are always making some kind of noise. But this sound is disturbingly familiar: it's the tread of footsteps, unusually heavy and slow, coming up the stairs...

In that split second, she has three choices.

Should she hide? Should she run? Or should she fight?

  • Published: 13 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241639870
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $34.99

Praise for Nightwatching

Fiercely feminist and viscerally terrifying

Kirkus Reviews

As grippingly suspenseful as the plot is, Sierra’s first outing boasts other strengths just as noteworthy, from its transportingly eerie setting to its indelible main character, a petite, prototypical "good girl" pushed to the brink by years of being underestimated, patronized, and disbelieved by men with power. The icing on the cake is the splendid ending, which feels both surprising and inevitable

Publisher's Weekly

Very few books are as sharp, clever and utterly terrifying as Nightwatching. Read at your own risk

Chris Whitaker

Among the best debuts I’ve read in years

LA Times

Tackles some big themes such as motherhood and grief… you may want to read during daylight hours

Woman and Home

Hold-your-breath suspense

Washington Post

Triumphs in a gripping and convincing finale

Daily Mail

One of the most terrifying - and brilliant - thrillers I have ever read

Guardian

Tremendous, terrifying...

Heat Magazine

I barely breathed while reading this incredibly tense, chilling thriller

Good Housekeeping

A chilling tale you may want to read during daylight hours

Woman and Home

Almost unbearably tense, suffused with fear without ever exploiting it

Sunday Times