Most of you all are readers. Or like to read the next best thing. Well, if you have heard anything about books in the past few weeks, this is the book you’ve heard about. It’s the “next big thing”.
Centered around Anna Fox, this book is about what we think we know and what we think we see. Similar to the movie “Rear Window”, Anna Fox is confined to her house due to trauma (self-imposed exile). Playing online chess, learning online French, and doling out advice on the Agoraphobic message board she belongs to. She spends her days shut up in her house watching her neighbors live their daily lives. The readers know someone happened that forced Anna to spend her days inside, but we won’t learn the reason for her exile until later in the book. .
I mean, that twist alone wasn’t that shocking to me. I kinda figured it out early. But then, in her days of spying on her neighbors, she witnesses what she thinks is a murder. But no one believes her. Gaslighting! My biggest fear. When someone tries to make you seem crazy for something you know exists of happens. It causes her to reach outside her comfort zone and begin to face her life. I’m not going to lie, the last twist of the book is a doozy. I thought I knew who was responsible for everything, but I couldn’t figure out the “why”. The end; it gets ya.
So I get why this book is considered one of the hottest of the moment. It definitely kept me guessing. A great read.
Also, still querying my first novel. Got a few more conferences coming up and hoping I can get a handle on my anxiety to make sure I make it to all of them! Also got a few shorts stories in the works for hopefully future anthologies.