Book Reviews

Book Review: the woman in the window

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Hello!  Welcome to another talk about a book I finished reading.  The book is title “the woman in the window”, wrote by A. J. Finn and was published on January 2018.

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside.  She spends her days drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times…and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son.  The perfect family.  But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real?  What is imagined?  Who is in danger?  Who is in control?  In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one-and nothing—is what is seems.

If you liked “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn or “The girl on the train” by Paula Hawkins, then this book is right up your alley.  *If you haven’t read those books, you NEED to do it because they’re amazing*.

Obviously, I thought the story would be good, that’s why I bought the book in the first place.  But I didn’t expect it to be this awesome.  I felt so invested in the story and the characters that I had to force myself to stop reading and go to sleep (because it was 3am).  That’s how intense this story was for me, I wanted to keep reading non-stop, but I didn’t want the story to end.

The storyline is well developed, the main characters are complex and wonderfully constructed.  You have a woman named Anna Fox who drinks a lot and passes her days at her window watching the world around her go by.  Then, new neighbors arrive (the Russells) and the story gets more interesting.  Anna tells the reader everything she sees, with so many details that one start to feel that is all real.  But then, things start to get more and more complicated, so I started to doubt from every character.  And you don’t even know what is real anymore.  The ending was so unexpected, because they had me believing one thing, then they change the story a bit so now I’m like “Yeah, that makes sense.”  But as the story unraveled, I was like “Oh hell no, that’s awful!” and then “What in the hell is happening?”  And after that the rollercoaster didn’t stop, it just started to go faster, and more things happened (again).

Overall, I loved this thriller because is full of suspense, a complicated storyline and characters (you won’t get lost, I promise).  A must-read for anybody.  It has suspense, drama, and action; it’s packed with emotion and there’s something happening on every page you read.  So, if you haven’t read it, go get it now and thank me later.

Let me know your thoughts on this book.  Also, leave your book recommendations in the comments section.


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