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Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Goodreads Summary: 
What did she see? It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers. But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

My Review:
The editors panel at Book Expo was raving about this book, but I thought "January 2018 release date...that means I have plenty of time to read it." ***Hahaha and all the book bloggers laughed and laughed*** In all fairness, the release date on my ARC says 1/18, but it released yesterday, 1/2. I was finishing the book last night and I found myself contemplating my review because I was very torn. I loved the writing style and the book's format--very short chapters, awesome job creating an unreliable narrator, and I loved being given the main character's parallel internal and external dialogue. However, I figured out about 90% of the "twists" before they happened. I don't know if this is just me and another reader would be shocked or if the author has deliberately placed the bread crumbs to follow or what. I would definitely recommend this book to others but I didn't love it like Emma in the Night or The Wife Between Us


Judy Krueger said...

Well, it is good your are getting through your Book Expo piles. I only went once and I still have unread books. By the way, I like your new profile picture!

Rhiannon Johnson said...

Oh thank you! I am trying to update all my social profiles. You know....New Year and all. Last year was my first Book Expo but I plan on going back this year!

Helenala said...

Sucks. Apparently this author is not a good mystery writer.