This book is a psychological thriller that is a bit slow at the start but gradually sprints and raises heartbeats.
The story belongs to Anna Fox, an alcoholic, an agoraphobic, a child psychologist staying in a three story house at Manhattan. Due to some tragic flashback Ana faces an anxiety disorder and panic attacks that makes her fear places and situations (Agoraphobia). For past ten months she has been inside the house and unable to step out of it. She survives with some anxiety control pills, wine, her laptop and her Nikon camara. She connects herself with the outside world through her Nikon device by observing people in her neighbourhood; sitting in a window.
One day Anna accidentally witnesses a crime that no one is supposed to see. A frenzied scream rips across the silence. She reports it to cops. No one believes her as she is considered as an unstable and delusive woman. That makes her more paranoid and she wills to reach the truth. While solving this mystery she experiences literal hell though she does succeed in reaching the truth.
Ana is portrayed as an alcoholic who is intoxicated all the time. While reading, this particular thing bothered me but my mind was blown away when gradually the reason for her being alcoholic is disclosed.
Plot hooks the readers since beginning. It is absolutely a well written, perfectly plotted, stomach churner story. If at once you start it, you won't put it down. It is preferably to be read sitting at peaceful place. If you want to experience the real thrill read it at night. It will definitely fasten your heartbeats and will bring goosebumps.
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