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

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn is a psychological suspense thriller – well the question is, would you wait for too long to see the climax get in. On a plus side, the language is good but fails to grip the interest of the readers.

The book is too draggish. At times you liked the book – its cover, synopsis and first few pages but midway you realize that the story could have been much shorter – the description of a movie on TV is unnecessary to the narration. Though the language and narrative style of the book are outstanding but the length of the story may bore you to the tears.

The story does not seem like moving from that flat where the protagonist stands on the window of her home for days and days. This foolish act makes the readers lose sympathy with the protagonist. Soon, some family comes to live beside her home. From there on, thankfully, the story sees some events and sets forth. This is a well-written book but not something that you can enjoy thoroughly. You must be wondering why the protagonist is confined to one place i.e. home. Because she is suffering from a rare mental disorder called Agoraphobia, which means she cannot leave her home – she is afraid of something – probably she is necrophobic.

The woman has into the habit of drinking alcohol. Scene after scene seems to be repeated. Imagine a movie running on TV is being described by the author, bit by bit. OMG!! What was the need to make it such a heavy book? This certainly is a heavy book for no apparent reason. Pick up something if you are a fast reader and don’t like things to be dragged up.


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