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The Woman in the Window

De : A. J. Finn
Lu par : Ann Marie Lee
Durée : 13 h et 42 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 notations)

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Description

What did she see?

It's been 10 long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

©2018 A. J. Finn, Inc. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critiques

"Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." (Gillian Flynn)
"Twisted to the power of max." (Val McDermid)
"A dark, twisty confection." (Ruth Ware)

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  • Richard Calkin
  • 02/02/2018

How disappointing!

I give up - I simply can’t finish this book it’s that bad. I was so looking forward to it but here we are at Chapter 34 and still pretty much nothing has happened. Don’t bother.

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  • Julie Fraser
  • 24/03/2018

I hoped the psychopath would win

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Toning down the histrionics of the narrator for a start. Closely followed by removing at least 80% of the totally unnecessary and floral verbiage. It was like Gerald Durrell on steroids and not nearly as entertaining.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not a best seller for sure

Would you be willing to try another one of Ann Marie Lee’s performances?

Not if I was offered it freely

What character would you cut from The Woman in the Window?

Sadly, the narrator

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  • Adil R
  • 01/09/2019

I honestly tried, but this is numbingly boring

The story meanders and doesn't really go anywhere. An absolute waste of time in my opinion. I made it past the half way mark, so I really tried giving this book a chance

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  • Claudia N.
  • 09/04/2019

Woah what a book!

I really enjoyed this novel! Many OMG moments in this one... or WTF really! Highly recommended if you are a fan of psychological thrillers! I also love the narration carried out incredibly by Ann Marie Lee!!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 07/03/2019

Exhilarating, Thrilling, Amazing

Anna Fox is truly a masterpiece in this book. It's my first time hearing about someone who has extreme agoraphobia. Anna is definitely cynosure of this show. We find out about what led her to this confined life. Her voice and feelings are strong. Readers truly empathize for her.

A child psychologist, who suffered a breakdown but now inadequate to the four corners of her house. She believes that her husband and child live separately from her. The internet becomes her fortress and medium in her day to day contact with different professionals and people with same malady as her. Leading a very sad and narrow life, we completely understand Anna’s feelings of helplessness and self-loathing.

One day, Anna witnesses a murder from her window. The only problem is that no one believes her. She takes a cocktail of drugs for her medical condition and has been self medicating with alcohol. Anna is considered unreliable and unstable by the police. With no evidence and only gut instinct to go on, Anna sets about proving everybody wrong and trying to solve an impossible murder.

One of the highlights of the drama is the perfect pace and the believability of the plot. Slowly we understand Anna and her tortured psyche. It is very frustrating at times seeing Anna self medicate and get lost in drugs, instead of getting herself together and solving the crime. It is all very convincing and plausible. I absolutely adored links to the brilliant Alfred Hitchcock.

The author expertly gives us an updated version of Rear Window, the 1954 Hitchcock classic. He quotes from various old movies, as the story progresses. Wonderful. I fully appreciated that. He has done a very fine job.

I would recommend this audible version to everyone! Ann Marie Lee also gives justice in narrating this book. She has a very strong understanding of Anna's feelings and struggles. I enjoyed every inch of this audible book. Way to go audible!

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  • Justin Z.
  • 28/01/2019

Decent psychothriller dogged by irritating protagonist

It’s a formulaic thriller reminiscent of noir films like Vertigo, with a twist that is a little predictable. The first reveal is rather transparent but gets dragged out far too long. The protagonist however is the real problem- she is conceived as a hapless yet hubristic wreck and Lee really gets her voice right: thirteen hours of dragging self-pitying helplessness until she finds her fortitude right at the last.

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  • 15/01/2019

Great thriller

At Points it felt hard to understand where exactly the story might be going yet it oddly still managed to keep the readers attention.
So when it culminated in a great twist it just made the read totally worth while.

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  • Juuso
  • 24/11/2018

Okay thriller, I didn’t like the narrator

Not the best books I’ve ridden. There’s not much happening in the first half of the book in my opininion. Second half was good.

But the biggest problem for me was that I didn’t like the narrator at all. She was acting too much instead of just reading the book vividly like good narrator does.

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  • Jane F. Clifton
  • 05/03/2018

Thriller diller

Great book, well read. Really evocative of the best of the 'film noir' genre without overdoing it or driving you crazy with references. It works.

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  • rosaria
  • 03/03/2018

Amazing

mi è piaciuto moltissimo, facile da capire è finito in solo tre settimane. Si legge tutto di un fiato

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  • BaS
  • 12/03/2018

Sehr unwahrscheinlich und mit Längen

Startet gut, hat dann aber immer wieder Längen. Ich wurde an ein Kammerspiel erinnert. Die Wendungen sind mir zu konstruiert! Und die Lösung ist ebenfalls unwahrscheinlich und kündigt sich so nicht an.

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