Everyone Is Watching


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest comes a twisty locked-room thriller about a mysterious high-stakes game that proves life-threatening.

The Best Friend. The Confidant. The Senator. The Boyfriend. The Executive.

Five contestants have been chosen to compete for ten million dollars on the game show One Lucky Winner. The catch? None of them knows what (or who) to expect, and it will be live streamed all over the world. Completely secluded in an estate in Northern California, with strict instructions not to leave the property and zero contact with the outside world, the competitors start to feel a little too isolated.

When long-kept secrets begin to rise to the surface, the contestants realize this is no longer just a reality show—someone is out for blood. And the game can’t end until the world knows who the contestants really are…


  • “Heather Gudenkauf manages to smash it out of the park every time. Everyone Is Watching has the delicious ingredients of a stay-up-all-night-and-finish thriller: a do-or-die reality show, a cast of disturbing characters, and a drumbeat that starts pounding on page one. If you need an escape from reality, this is the book to grab.”

    — Julia Heaberlin, internationally bestselling author of Night Will Find You

  • “Everyone is Watching is such a unique and intriguing book! I enjoyed every page, and the twists left me with my jaw hanging open!”

    — Freida McFadden, New York Times bestselling author of The Housemaid

  • “An absolute blast of a read, Heather Gudenkauf’s astounding latest, Everyone Is Watching, is as addictive as the reality TV shows it’s inspired by. Big Brother meets Clue in this utterly original and incredibly tense locked-room mystery. I couldn’t tear myself away from it!”

    — May Cobb, author of A Likeable Woman

  • “Riveting, relentless, and absolutely captivating! Heather Gudenkauf is the queen of storytellers, and I completely devoured this total-immersion thriller. It’s a super-sinister Survivor set in a gorgeous locked mansion, but like the reality-TV it skewers, nothing and no one is what they seem. Instantly cinematic and structurally brilliant, with Gudenkauf’s trademark reveals and non-stop psychological twists, Everyone Is Watching is a tour de force of dark secrets and shocking revenge. Do not miss this!”

    — Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of One Wrong Word

  • “No wonder Heather Gudenkauf is one of my favorite authors. Everyone Is Watching is a unique, original, compelling, and absolutely binge-worthy read. I couldn’t inhale the pages fast enough to find out what was going on in this mysterious high-stakes televised game. It’s Big Brother meets Survivor meets a bucketload of Machiavellian twists, and this knock-out book is sure to be a hit!”

    — Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List

  • “[A] diverting tale that will have readers flying through the pages to learn what happens next.”

    — Booklist