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The Woman in the Window: The most exciting debut thriller of the year
The Woman in the Window: The most exciting debut thriller of the year | A. J. Finn
Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2018! Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing Gillian Flynn One of those rare books that really is unputdownable Stephen King 'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid A dark, twisty confection Ruth Ware
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HeatherBlue
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Super late to the party on this book, but so far it‘s just what I‘ve been in the mood for. And I love the movie recommendations I‘m getting out of it! 🖤

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LibraryCin
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Pickpick

I really liked this. The beginning reminded me of “Rear Window” It drew me in from the start and, at least for me, the pace kept up almost the entire way through the book. Anna also drinks, so it was hard to figure out what she really saw and what she didn‘t. Many are tired of psychological thrillers/unreliable narrators, but I‘m still enjoying them, this one included! I did figure out a couple of small things along the way, but not the big twists

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hadystar
Mehso-so



Spoiler alert for the woman in the window

Honestly? I kinda felt bad for Ethan cause he wasn't made like that it was mostly his childhood that traumatized him... Let's not forget the fact he's creepy *shivers*

Anna fox? Well she's brave I'll give her that and I really felt bad when I found out her husband and daughter died and all that

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TheBookAddict
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When you realize your friend, who gifted you this book for Christmas, is coming over and you told her that no, you didn‘t own the book already. So now you scramble to switch the books on your shelf, because it was the thought that mattered to you. You were just too excited to get a book, so you proceeded to immediately start reading the gifted book instead of the hardcover that has been sitting on your shelf for 2 yrs.😅🤷🏽‍♀️ #bookaddictproblems

Bookzombie 😂 7d
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Buechersuechtling
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@WJCintron Yepp, I can fully see your point now. 🤩 Definitely won‘t forget it for long.

And yes, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks – you absolutely _should_ add this to your tbr‼️

There might be readers who think Anna is too messy, slipshod and blowsy – and yes she is dissoluted – but because she alludes that she‘s well aware of being so, I could accept that. Saying: “Hold yourself together!” wouldn‘t help, you know.
So, she‘s a lovable clutterer. 😉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have it in the shelf just staring at me 👀📚 lol 2w
WJCintron Yay!! I'm so glad you liked it!!! 🙌😃 Now we need to watch the movie when it comes out!! ! 😄 2w
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Buechersuechtling
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I liked this one a lot. For me, it doesn‘t have much in common with “Gone Girl”. Yes, it‘s also a thriller. But that‘s it.
There were turns that I didn‘t see coming and the ending was interesting – even though I felt it‘s a bit thin. How can she explain what happened when she knows everybody doubts her statements❓🤔

Apart from that I liked the voice Anna has. Her complete tune has something hypnotic. I liked that. And the witty comparisons.

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Buechersuechtling
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👆🏼 And counting.

I really didn‘t know that I‘m posting such interesting things …

Thanks a lot @Querbeetleserin 🙇🏽‍♀️‼️

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Buechersuechtling
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I am almost through with this one and it‘s a pity because so far I like Anna so much. Even though I must admit that there are passages where I really feel embarrassed for her.

I mean standing in a café in-washed and un-showered in one‘s morning gown … Imagining this causes me physical pain and it‘s astonishing how normal she has been treated there.

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Buechersuechtling
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Yes, I do like this so far. After 5 of 10 hours I like it better than I liked “Gone Girl” at that point. The relationships in here aren‘t as toxic as those in “Gone Girl”. I feel a lot more for Anna than I felt for Amy and Nick. I mean, yeah, some things she does also aren‘t clever but Anna definitely ain‘t as devious as Amy.

And honestly, not having to leave the house and sleeping ‘till 11 o‘clock at the moment sounds paradisal to me.

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GerardtheBookworm
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Bailedbailed

A rip off of Paula Hawkins's Girl on a Train but this time it's an agoraphobic protagonist who pulls a Rear Window with claims of a murder she witnessed through an apartment window. Throw in tons of Hitchcock references and too many mystery tropes. Unoriginal and forgettable. Skip it.

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Buechersuechtling
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I have been encouraged in my own deep belief that life is too short for bad or annoying books, so I proudly present my new commute-companion‼️

Maybe I should have been sceptical because this somewhere was compared to “Gone Girl” and as you all might remember I couldn‘t understand why that gets all the praise it does. But it seems I‘m at the moment having a weak spot for women living an eremit life because of a traumatic experience.

Megabooks Honestly, I felt like this book made no sense. 2w
Buechersuechtling @Megabooks Oh. Okay. I think latest on Tuesday my first impression will drop in. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m with you on Gone Girl 😫 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Buechersuechtling it‘s one reason I haven‘t read this one yet!! ❤️😘 2w
Buechersuechtling @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks As I said, latest on Tuesday I will be able to tell of my first impression of it, so: Stay tuned. 😉 2w
WJCintron I LOVED this one! Hope you like it! 2w
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CarlasLit
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Pickpick

Watching is like nature photography: You don't interfere with the wildlife. - Dr. Anna Fox

Not a new plot line, but an ending that caught me utterly off guard. #WhoIsShe #WhatHappened #JaneRussell #GuessWho

TheBookAddict Yes, I agree! That ending 😲😳🤯. I stayed up until 3am Wednesday night to finish the book. 2w
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TheBookAddict
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Pickpick

It‘s 2:30am and I should‘ve been asleep hours ago. Work is going to be interesting in a few hours...😅🤦🏽‍♀️ I did it again, I just couldn‘t put the book down. Started on page 76 yesterday and just now got to page 427 (the end). A great thriller that kept me guessing until about the last 50 pages. #Thriller #Mystery #YesiReads #LitsyAtoZ2020 #AbecedarianTBR #F

Louise Sweet dreams! It‘s great when a book is too good to put down! 📚 2w
Chrissyreadit Hope you had some rest and glad you had such a good book! 2w
TheBookAddict @Louise thank you, it is. I may think so when I‘m at work and very tired. @Chrissyreadit thanks. I got about 3 hours. 😅🤦🏽‍♀️ it seems like I‘ll be in bed earlier tonight‘s 2w
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waybean
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Fascinating and gripping. I felt terrified throughout but wasn't sure from what. Can't wait for the movie to come out.

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Angela1234
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Finished it!! What a twist or two that was. I never doubted Anna tho. This book was so much more then I thought it would be. I really felt sad for Anna and her pain she cared with her. I am pleased I was able to finish it. Now on to the next 👍

BlameJennyJane I really enjoyed it too. And I see now they are coming out with a movie adaptation. I hope they do it justice!😬 3w
Angela1234 I am so excited for the movie. The trailer looks really good. Amy Adams looks like a great pick for Anna. Let see how good the movie is? Let me know if you see it when it comes out. 😉 3w
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Angela1234
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Not done reading it yet. Funny, because I starting reading it last summer. It was so slow. I put it down and didn‘t pick it back up until the new year. After about 100 pages in, I started liking it. It‘s so very sad.. didn‘t see that coming about her family. Helps me have a true understanding of agoraphobic and what they must have been though to live that way. I know not everyone has Anna Fox story that is agoraphobic.

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Shelf.Life
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-received as gift-
First read of 2020 completed ✔️

Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m reading this one now and I just need to know the truth!!!! It‘s really good! 3w
Shelf.Life I hope you enjoy the ending!! 3w
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Pickpick

This audiobook began well. But at about the 3/4 mark, it started to lag a bit. Happily, it really picked up after that with a couple of well-placed twists. The ending was quite suspenseful and I couldn't stop listening! Not quite a 4-star read, but close.

WJCintron I read this one!!! LOVED IT!! I agree with you about the lagging at some point, but amen it started to pick up quite quickly.
Have you seen the trailer? Can't wait to watch it! They tend to butcher the books. I hope not to be disappointed this time. The cast is amazing!!
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Neesay

You cannot keep bumping your head against reality and saying it is not there

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WJCintron
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Buechersuechtling What a coincidence. I just yesterday started listening to the audiobook. I think I‘ll save me the trailer you posted for when I‘m through. 2w
WJCintron @Buechersuechtling 👍👍😃 hope you like it. Towards the middle it gets a little bit slow but then it takes off and it's great! Let me know if you liked it!! 2w
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vivastory
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There are aspects of Finn's debut novel that I actively dislike, & there are undeniable strengths. One of my personal pet peeves as a reader is when authors conflate psychiatrists & psychologists. This occurs most often in thrillers. It's usually just a minor irritation for me, but what really grinds my gears about Finn's writing of medicine is all of the misinformation (ie the insistence that people can't drink when they're on ANY meds & even👇

vivastory worse is the misinformation about side effects). Hallucinations as a major side effect for psych meds? Really?! 🙄🙄Now that's out of my system, onto the strengths: our main character, Anna Fox was very well drawn. I think it takes a fair amount of talent to have a book set in primarily one location & still be riveting. I loved how Finn used the film noir tropes in the narrative. So, definitely a soft pick for me 1mo
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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

Finished the tagged book — currently on my commute upstate to visit family for the holiday.

Didn‘t hate it but didn‘t love it — and the twists felt obvious (to me) but at this point I‘ve read so many similar stories, I suppose it comes with the territory. A slow burn with a convenient ending, it‘s more a sad story than anything else. 👀 🍷 🦊 ♟ 👁🌂

marleed Love the nails! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Cool nails ✨ 1mo
Melismatic @marleed @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! They are impress press ons - my fave for holidays! 🤗 1mo
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Jemgirl2014

You can catch the trailer to the movie on Book Bub. Not sure I want to bother with the movie since I didn't like the book very much.

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WJCintron
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Pickpick

My first time reading from this author and I loved it. I totally agree with SK!! He really knows how to write similes! You can feel every single sentence. I couldn't stop reading. Full of suspense and intrigue. I will definitely read whatever he writes. Amazing debut novel. Really recommend it! Looking forward to watching the movie, and praying they don't butcher the book!

Bookwormjillk Google the author. There‘s a really crazy article about him. 1mo
WJCintron @Bookwormjillk Really?? I will!!!! 🙌 1mo
WJCintron YIKES!!! That's CREEPY!!! But he's such a great writer!!! 🙌 But definitely creepy. 1mo
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Bookwormjillk @WJCintron Like a character from his own book! 1mo
WJCintron @Bookwormjillk YES!!!! 😬 1mo
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Melismatic
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About a third of the way in - and if I‘ve already guessed the “twist” I‘ll be very disappointed since this was hyped up so much by friends.

Definitely getting the ‘Girl on the Train‘ comparisons.

Also - I received a box from Amazon that I‘m thinking may be my #jolabokaflodswap (!!) so I‘m laying it under my tree for now.

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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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Also grabbed this book from the library as another one my tbr list.
#wintergames #tmskellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Crimson613 1pt!! Ohhh I've been meaning to read this one :D 2mo
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WJCintron
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Currently reading this one! Love it so far.

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Abbeybee
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I can‘t put this book down.

WJCintron I loved this book! 1mo
Abbeybee @WJCintron same. I love suspense/thrillers! 1mo
WJCintron @Abbeybee Me too!!! 🙌🙌 1mo
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paulareadsallthetime
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the audiobook!! Suspenseful and entertaining!!

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Beccacraft
Mehso-so

This book about an agoraphobic woman who witnessed something as she spies on her neighbors is a quick and entertaining thriller. I was able to spot most of the twists pretty quickly, but empathized with the narrator as she struggled with agoraphobia, depression, and guilt. I wish this book captivated me and surprised me more though.

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Kimmy82
Pickpick

So far this book had kept me guessing

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DreesReads
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Pickpick

I struggle with audiobooks—whether I am doing basic database stuff, walking, or crocheting I accidentally tune out. So I need books that are easy to follow, keep me interested, and have a narrator I don‘t even notice. This one hit all those points. Unreliable narrator, fast moving story, twists and turns—yes please! I don‘t usually read thrillers but I‘ll have to try more on audio! #thriller #audiobook

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Elizabeth2
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Pickpick

Stay away from spoilers on this one! Unfortunately, I saw a spoiler before I started reading, but there were enough twists & turns to keep me guessing! Anna Fox is agoraphobic; she‘s also a psychologist. From within the walls of her vast brownstone, she observes her neighbors & helps an online community of people like her. But when she sees too much & speaks out about it, she will need to overcome her fears to figure out what is real. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Bailedbailed

Bailing on books is always a tough thing to do, especially when so many accolades and hype surround them, but the main character in this one was unlikeable simply because she was boring. Relating to her personality and views was too difficult considering all of the resources and opportunities she had, and that this tale has been told before in a more intriguing way. Gave up around page 100.

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Burgoota
Pickpick

Really good book

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Pickpick

I loved this book! 5/5 ⭐️

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TheBee
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Panpan

I was looking forward to this book since so many people liked it. But I found it awful. The writing and the plot. A waste of time for me.

TheRiehlDeal This book seems to have mixed reviews. Either people love it or they hate it. I read it last year and I liked it. 3mo
TheBee @TheRiehlDeal yes I think so too. 3mo
bookaholic1 Good to know 3mo
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Ava_Black
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Started this one tonight. Only on Chapter 2, but thinking it‘s a modern adaptation of Rear Window.

allureofbeauty Basically is. But rear window is better lol 3mo
Ava_Black @allureofbeauty Yeah, about 40 pages in and not digging the main character too much anymore. Something about her complaining so much but being so privileged. And feel like the plot could be moving quicker. 3mo
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sheffner
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WOW, what a ride. I flew through this book and guessed some of the twists, but not all of them.

The second half dragged a bit, but still an enjoyable read.

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sheffner
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#weeklyforecast

Going to finish “The Woman in the Window,” either tonight or tomorrow.

Afterwards, I‘ll start on “Now Entering Addamsville.” It‘s due back to the library this week and I‘m going to do my best to finish it by Saturday.

The cold front here in Colorado has finally moved out and now it feels like fall again.

Cinfhen Library due dates definitely help dictate reading goals 😊 3mo
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Elizabeth2
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“Easy like Sunday morning.” Still in my PJs, well rested after an extra hour of sleep, snuggled in my soft blanket, steaming coffee within reach and my current read. ❤️📚

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sheffner
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#bookreport:

I didn‘t have time to finish “Imaginary Friend,” and returned it to the library.

I‘m 85% into “The Woman in the Window.” I‘m surprised how much I‘m enjoying it. Short chapters, an unreliable narrator and an overall sense of dread has made this a fast read so far.

We did up having one early closure and one delayed opening this week=extra reading time!

Cinfhen Snow days??!?! Wow!!! 3mo
sheffner @Cinfhen We usually get snow in Colorado around Halloween, but this cold front (four days of temperatures in the teens and single digits, ice, and seven inches of snow) took everyone by surprise. 😰 3mo
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heyitsMacall
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Pickpick

I thought the narrator was insufferable. Reading this book made me feel like I had a hangover. It was good!

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Elizabeth2
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Starting this psychological thriller this morning before work. Thrillers are usually fast reads for me, and this one has been on my TBR. To meet my goal, I have 8 more books to read before the end of the year. This is a busy time of year, so it‘s going to be a challenge. ❤️📚

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caitlin.reads.books
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I stayed up until midnight one night to finish this book! It was a work night too, ha! I just had to know what happened and how it ended. This was definitely a page turner, although it picked up in the second half of the book. There were some elements I really liked, and others that I did not, so overall it was a 3 ⭐️ book for me. I thought the writing was great and witty, but I think other books have done the unreliable narrator better.

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sheffner
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Love this idea! My #weeklyforecast:

I ended up putting aside “No Judgements” for now—I love Meg Cabot, but couldn‘t get into this one, even at 50% in.

Started “The Woman in the Window” this afternoon and might try “Imaginary Friend” later in the week. It‘s over 700 pages and due in a few days, so if I can‘t get right into it, I‘ll put it on hold again.

It‘s supposed to be cold and snowy all week: here‘s hoping for a snow day!

Cinfhen Hahaha!!! I actually LOVE that you included a weather forecast too!!!!! That‘s brilliant 😜💕📚 3mo
sheffner @Cinfhen Thanks!! It‘s definitely perfect reading weather! 3mo
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BGam
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I was almost about to bail out on this book. It seemed too stretched out, Anna‘s delusions, her drinking problem and getting high on her medications.. it was getting mundane.. I actually felt like I was drunk reading the book (the amount she drinks) 🤪. Then when the obvious happen (predictable that she hallucinates speaking to her dead daughter and husband all the while till 60% of the book), I knew that not all will be April Fool‘s day from here

BGam I loved it for its positive and beautiful ending.. not all went in vain reading this book or else I would have been under the delusion that I had finished reading this book in one sitting 😆 3mo
Bklover I got really irritated with her as I remember. All the never ending drinking. 3mo
BGam 😁 yes Bklover it was very irritating the initial atleast 50-60% .. the author didn‘t have to stretch it too much.. could have finished the book within 250 pages instead of some 400 odd pages... if he had done away with a lot of unnecessary mind mumblings and self talking 🤯 3mo
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BGam
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Really..... I feel like I m reading someone‘s daily life chores story here... the story isn‘t unravelling... it‘s frustrating.. it‘s like reading the mind of “Joker” minus the psychopath trait... a bored woman trying to be a psychopath... she should be in the rehab not left alone..

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 3mo
BGam Thank you CrowCah!!! 3mo
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shejustlovesbooks
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
What I Loved: An unreliable narrator.
How I Felt: So much hype. I started it and enjoyed the style, but then, it slowed down and I just wanted to GET ON WITH IT. At chapter 35 the book woke up!
Read or Not Read: Thriller/Mystery/Suspense lovers
Anna is agoraphobic. She chats online & watches neighbors. Something happens across the street. She knows isn't right and must do something, but no one believes her. What will Anna do?

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