The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn.
Book of the Month Choice January 2018.
Finished May 22, 2020
Overall Rating: 2 stars.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day 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 it seems.
I don’t want to write a bad review. I take that back. I do want to write a bad review because I am so mad at this book. But, all I will say is that it only got two stars from me because I didn’t guess who did it SOONER. So, the author got me there. It was so disappointing. Every single thing about this dang book made me upset. The only successful thing this book did is it kept me reading because surely something was going to happen right?? Well…something did, finally, happen.
This book is 427 pages long. It takes 300+ pages to get to what happened to the MC and find out why she is the way she is and you probably already guessed it by that time. Then it took another 95-ish pages for any real action to happen and then the book is over! The author does leave little bread crumbs throughout the book and if you are following along close enough (which I wasn’t really because GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!) you can probably guesswhoanna before the book reveals who it is. The whole book I was thinking about the cat, Punch, and how sorry I was for him.
If you have read this book, please comment I would love to hear your thoughts. If you are on the fence about reading, this is a super slow burn, so, if you are in to that sort of novel, this is one for you! If you have not read this book and you wanted to but my snippy review turned you off of it, I’m sorry, but only a little bit.
Thanks for stopping by! See you at the next review! Hopefully it is more upbeat than this one!