The Window. Delacorte Press. 2018.BrunskillBookCover_TheWindow

After Jess Cutter’s twin sister, Anna, dies in what appears to be a tragic accident, Jess becomes obsessed with tracking down the identity of Anna’s secret boyfriend.

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The Fiction Shortlist for the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Award 
2019 Nominee for Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
2021 Nominee for NYSRA Charlotte Award


“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

“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

“Lyrical and haunting, with plenty of twists that kept me reading long into the night.”—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners

“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

“[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”–Booklist

“It’s a heartfelt depiction of the grieving process and a thought-provoking exploration of secret lives kept hidden.” –Publishers Weekly

Short stories:

This One. Arts & Letters. Fall 2020.

Outcomes. Indiana Review. Summer 2018.
Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Dive Deep, Breath Held. Ninth Letter. Spring/Summer 2017.
Awarded an Illinois Arts Council Agency Literary Award