A Window Breaks


The chilling and outstanding standalone thriller from C. M. Ewan. If your family was targeted in the middle of the night, what would you do?

You are safely asleep in bed.
A noise wakes you.
You stir, unsure why, and turn to your partner.
Then you hear it.
Glass. Crunching underfoot.
Someone is inside your home.
Your choices are limited.
You can run. Or stay and fight.
What would you do?


“Fantastic – Ewan is a genius at easing you in, and then keeping you there until the story is done with you. Which was 3 a.m. for me, but it’s probably safer to read this book in daylight” Lee Child

“Astoundingly paced and plotted, it left me breathless. Totally addictive” Ann Cleeves

“A tense, fierce read, with heart, muscle and an out-of-sight twist” Mick Herron

“An outstanding thriller! I lived this story. I was trapped alongside Tom and his family and I was desperate for them to escape. If you only read one thriller this year read this.” C.L Taylor

“My heart raced and knuckles whitened as Ewan ratcheted up the nearly unbearable tension in this unputdownable thriller. Wow!” Alafair Burke

“A thrill a minute page turner with non-stop tension and real heart. I’d highly recommend it” Simon Kernick

“Smashed my way through this . . . A nerve-shredding, lightning-paced home invasion thriller packed with twists and heart” Tim Weaver

“Starts at full throttle and never lets up – A WINDOW BREAKS puts you right in the middle of the action and ratchets up the tension on every page. A real rollercoaster of a thriller.” T.M. Logan

“Almost unbearably tense and exciting, A WINDOW BREAKS is a nerve-shredding thriller.” Mark Edwards

“A WINDOW BREAKS came between me and sleep. It’s horridly brilliant … and almost impossible to put down.” Andrew Taylor

“Brilliantly crafted, excruciatingly tense” Sharon Bolton

“An absolutely heart-stopping, pulse-racing, thrilling and intelligent read. A sure fire bestseller” Jo Spain

“That rare thing: a heart-thumping thriller with an exquisite understanding of fear, grief and forgiveness. I loved it.” Sarah Hilary

“C.M. Ewan has crafted a tale that makes brilliant use of lies, secrets and universal fears to layer twist upon twist, ratcheting up the tension as he builds to a powerful and emotional conclusion.” Adam Hamdy

“An absolutely breakneck ride of a thriller and a masterclass in maintaining tension right up until its poignant end. I couldn’t put it down” Fiona Cummins

“A breathtakingly perfect thriller. My heart rate is only just slowing down. Filled with tension, pace, and heart. Twisty as hell and guaranteed to put a lump in your throat. Brilliant!” Luca Veste

“Tense, fast-paced thriller, brilliantly written with characters I was totally invested in” Jenny Quintana

“A family-in-peril thriller that’s an absolute masterclass in tension, plotting and characterisation, with emotional stakes so high it’s hard to catch a breath. Bravo.” Susi Holliday

Where to Buy

United Kingdom