Unputdownable, a little slow paced but amazingly written.
Dr. Anna Fox, a child psychologist, separated from her husband is housebound since 10 months. She lives all alone except her tenant who lives in the basement of her house. Her interaction from the outside world is almost zero. It's not that she doesn't want to go outside. She just can't go because she is agoraphobic. It started when a new family, The Russells moved into a house just across the street. The Russels immediately pulled her towards themselves because theirs was a family which could have been hers. One night she heard a scream but she couldn't figure out whose it was and from where did she hear it. Then she saw a woman getting stabbed by someone through her window. She even reported the crime but no one would believe a freak right? They all made Anna think that she was making this all up to gain attention. But was she really making this up?
By Aditi Bansal on 17 August 2018
The story moves a little slow at the beginning. I was left thinking that where are her husband and family? They talk daily but why don't they visit her ever? But when the secrets started to reveal I was like wooooohhhh. I couldn't stop reading it afterwards. I only stopped for my daily chores and work. Very well written. I came across a lot of new terminologies which was quite impressive as you also read to gain knowledge right?
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. It was much better than "the girl on the train" but it didn't blow up my mind like "gone girl" may be because it moved a little slow in the beginning. But I never felt like 'not' turning the page throughout the book. So I'll give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5/5