April's battle of the book is here!!
This month we're gonna be talking about The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn.
I'm hoping that this month, you guys will find this battle a little more interesting than last month's.
Jess's review can be found here.
I'm going to jump to my feelings on this book.
(But for those who haven't read Jess's review yet; the book is about a woman who has PTSD induced acrophobia. Anna can't leave her house- so she watches her neighbors out of her window. With her Nikon camera. While she's drunk and high on her meds... Yeah.)
I give this book a 3.5 coffee beans out of 5. (If you check out my account on Goodreads- you'll see I gave it a 4 because there are no halves there!)
I didn't like the story.
I thought that it was VERY slow to start. There were moments when my heart hurt for Anna. I found the story of what happened to be sad and I did hurt for her.
But the rest of the book...? I didn't like it. I didn't find it to psychological or to be a thriller. It was just there.
I was frustrated by Anna. A lot.
I know that in order to accept help and move forward, you need to admit to yourself that you have a problem and want to make those changes. I understand that her past was very big to her and that she wasn't able to move forward right away. But her character did grow and I was proud of that. Even if it was basically at the end of the story.
I felt like the book did wrap up at the end though and that there weren't any loose ends.
I was surprised by the character who committed the murder. I wasn't expecting that to happen!
The way that the murderer had approached Anna and, for lack a better word, "played" her - really WAS creepy!
I will admit that the book was a page turner for me. For most of the book, I kept turning the page for more. It was just that that "more" wasn't really there.
If you're looking for a real thriller, I would recommend The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda. I thought that was creepier and more twisted.