Dan Mallory’s debut was not an amazing thriller, but his rise in the publishing world is

I finished the audiobook of “The Woman in the Window” on Feb. 4. Then I saw a Joyce Carol Oates Tweet, which led me to the New Yorker magazine profile of Dan Mallory, also known as A.J. Finn, who at one point in his bizarre literary life also wrote as his younger brother Jake, whose real name is John. Confused yet? As you can see, The New Yorker’s headline is appropriate for the piece: A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions.