It’s Friday Meme day!
Every Friday, I link back to two other blogs. Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, as well as your thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else it inspires.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
This week I’m highlighting The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.
Blurb from Goodreads:
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
Her husband’s almost home. He’ll catch her this time.
What a way to start off!
The Friday 56
Down in the kitchen, drops of rain popping against the window, I pour more merlot into a tumbler. A long swig. I needed that.
What do I know now that I didn’t know before? Alistair kept his work and home lives separate. Consistent with the profile of many violent offenders, but otherwise not useful.
I finished this book the other day. I enjoyed it, very much, actually! I found it dragged in parts. The main character drinks a lot of wine and is heavily medicated –obviously an unreliable narrator!
It’s definitely worth reading to the end. Love the ending!
What do you think? Have you read this one? Would this book appeal to you?
Thanks for reading and Happy Weekend!