Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. I loved discovering everybody’s favourite classic movies and have added a lot of movies to my to watch list!
I entered all of the contestant’s names from WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter into a random name picker…
Teejay Canof from my Facebook page who’s favourite classic movie is Chocalat. Congratulations Teejay, I hope you love The Woman in the Window!
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.
A.J. Finn’s debut novel The Woman in the Window has had a lot of hype surrounding it, and rightly so. Finn’s first person narrated psychological thriller is written in a similar style to recent hit thrillers Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, with a large nod to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window.
The Woman in the Window’s protagonist, Anna Fox, is a lot more grown up than the usual thriller protagonist. She’s a 38 year old former psychologist with agoraphobia who passes her time drinking wine, watching classic movies, and spying on her neighbours through the window of her New York apartment.
When Anna sees something that doesn’t make any sense, and she can’t convince anybody to believe her, we are taken on a twisted journey that that will have you holding onto your seat until the final page.
“Just remember: It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening.”
I have an extra copy of The Woman in the Window to giveaway to one lucky reader thanks to Harper Collins Books Australia. All you need to do to enter is let me know in the comment section or any of my social media pages what is your favourite classic movie?
I will randomly draw a winner Monday, March 5th, 2018.
City high-flyer Amy has crashed and burned. Fresh out of rehab and with her career in tatters, the sudden death of an old friend propels her into an illicit undercover fraud investigation.
But Amy’s in way over her head. The assignment quickly turns sour, pitching her into a nightmare where no one can be trusted and nothing is what it seems.
In mortal danger, and with enemies old and new conspiring against her, Amy’s resilience is tested to the limit as she strives to defeat them and rebuild her life.
Exposure is the sequel to the psychological thriller, Concealment, which I adored when I read it last year. The sequel picks up not long after the dramatic conclusion to Concealment with one of my favourite female protagonists who is affectionately, yet appropriately, dubbed ‘Crazy Amy.’
Amy isn’t doing so well after her life as she knew it completely disintegrated over the course of Concealment. She doesn’t even have a chance to complete a half-hearted stint in rehab before she is plunged into the depths of another deadly mystery in the corporate world she is no longer part of.
I don’t want to give too more away because Exposure is so full of twists and turns except that I couldn’t put this book down. This is a perfect fast paced thriller and I can’t wait to read about what Crazy Amy gets up to next!
Rose Edmunds has also written several short stories about the Crazy Amy world which you can read at http://roseedmunds.co.uk/. These provide an excellent background and extra character development to the Crazy Amy world!