“My head was once a filing cabinet. Now in a flurry of papers, floating on a draft.”
Genre: Psychological Thriller.
Number of Pages: 432.
Location: New York City.
Anna is trapped in her house due to dibilitating agoraphobia, so she spends her days watching out her many windows. When she sees her new neighbor get stabbed, she needs to find a way to prove what she saw without leaving the safety of her own home. For a complete summary, you can go here.
I have to admit, I figured this was going to be another over-hyped book. I basically wrote it off before even opening it. Yeah, yeah, another unreliable narrator thriller. Yeah, another Woman on/in the [insert noun] book. But this had so many elements that were unique. It definitely lived up to the hype.
About halfway through I thought I had the whole book figured out and assumed it would be a four star book. But this book has so many amazing twists. There was one big twist that I guessed, so I patted myself on the back. But then, WHAM WHAM there were two other twists that I didn’t see coming until they happened. At one point I literally put the book down, looked at my husband, and said, “Holy [expletive].”
At some points I was annoyed with the way things were worded, but I think that’s just because I’m in the editing stage of my own novel, so I am hypercritical of sentence structure right now. But after the twists, I realized that a lot of the wording was very intentional.
I don’t want to ruin anything about this book, so I won’t go too much more into the details, but for as many pages there was, it was a quick read that kept me up until the late hours of the night. I even gave this my Best Book Award! If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
“Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”
**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**