If you like Rear Window (one of my favorites), don't bother with this book. I ouind the repetitive description of the main character, Anna- pouring wine, drinking wine, sloshing wine, spilling wine on her robe, putting her robe on or her robe falling open- very tedious and boring. I can’t believe the number of positive reviews this book has generated. There are shades of Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Vertigo,” “Spellbound,” “Suspicion” and, of course, George Cukor’s “Gaslight,” which has an enormous influence on the whole book (and has influenced many of its predecessors). And...anyone who drinks that much and takes that many pills would have at least accidentally overdosed. I guess I am not the only one who reads a synopsis and thinks the book is bound to be good. What it's about: When Myriam returns to work after having a baby, she hires a nanny named Louise, who seems ideal; she's punctual, polite, almost prim. ‘The Woman in the Window’ lives up to the hype, The Wife Between Us For the life of me, I can't imagine this one being a best seller. It's not worth the trip. A book about a woman who watches her neighbors through her window and sees something horrible, but no one believes her? 'Gone Girl" is gone, devoured by your book group ages ago.The same goes for "The Girl on the Train," "The Widow" and "Big Little Lies" — all titles you loved.Or hated. Anna makes a disastrous effort to go beyond her front door and meets someone she’s eager to know. Just a pet peeve. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Van Dusen, a fictional amateur detective created by Jacques Futrelle. I totally agree. Rear Window, the Alfred Hitchcock film starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, is one of my favorite movies of all time, and with a plot that seemed to mirror that of the film, The Woman in the Window seemed like it was written just for me. And you have to plow through even more floors full of crap you were never interested in to begin with. Yes. The writing itself was very good - obviously the author is capable of writing well - but the story just didn’t move along, characters didn’t make you care, and it was predictable. Beautiful Writing, Slow Burning Suspense! Or at least argued about before diving further into the pinot grigio and pondering your next choice. , by Leila Slimani (Penguin). it would surely make a good tv story. What it's about: Vivian Miller has a sweet job on the CIA Russian desk as an analyst, although she'd really rather stay home with her family of four children and loving husband, Matt. It’s really not well written. All of this is very familiar, to the point where “The Woman in the Window” starts off feeling ordinary. I don't care about reading two paragraphs about something I've already read! And there’s a superb snowbound horror story buried deep inside this novel’s many layers. Pretty well, but there are problems. 16,782 global ratings | 9,162 global reviews, Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2018. (At heart, this is a locked-room mystery in the great Christie tradition.) or ask your favorite author a question with What it's about: Vanessa, recently divorced from Richard, learns he is engaged again and envies the new woman, Nellie. , by Karen Cleveland (Ballantine). When she deals with the police — an inevitable interaction in this genre — they happen to notice that she has stockpiled enough wine and prescription drugs to sedate an army. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Not for your group if: You're bored by "The Americans.". Ask the Author. After I finish the 'Good Read' synopsis of the book I'm interested in, I want to read people's BRIEF personal thoughts on the story. The rocket fuel propelling “The Woman in the Window,” the first stratosphere-ready mystery of 2018, is expertise. ", Not for your group if: You hated "The Woman in the Water.". Rear Window, the Alfred Hitchcock film starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, is one of my favorite movies of all time, and with a plot that seemed to mirror that of the film, The Woman in the Window … “The Woman in the Window” starts out with a “Rear Window” setup: Anna Fox spies on her neighbors, looking from her gentrified Harlem townhouse into theirs. The two of them spend a wonderful, confessional evening back in the house, playing chess and getting loaded. It was, reviewers said, steeped in film noir, well written, fast paced, original, and a love letter to classic Hitchcock films. Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018. [ For your group if: You appreciate a European perspective on race, class and motherhood. Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018. I don’t know why it took so long to get to any sort of climatic point. AJ Finn's debut novel is placed in current day, gentrified Harlem, New York City, where Dr. Anna Fox spends her day in her five … He truly aspires to write in their tradition. It was painful to get through however. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests.

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