Book of the Month Review January 2018

Book of the Month it is a monthly book subscription box. Every month they release 5 new books which have been selected by their panel of Judges. Books are announced on the first of the month, and members have six days to decide which book they would like to receive. Monthly subscriptions include one book, but members can purchase up to two additional books each month for $9.99 per title. They kindly sent us this box to review.

I just love reading!  Especially when it is winter and there is two feet of snow outside my door.  Venturing outside?  I don’t think so.  Cuddling up inside with a blanket, tea and an endless book pile?  100%!  With Book of the Month Club you will receive one out of the five possibilities from their collection for the month.  Let’s take a look at the book we received for January.

The Woman in the Window – By A.J. Finn

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening…

Anna Fox lives alone – A recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside.  She spends her days drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times… and spying on her neighbours.  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.

Reviews from Amazon:

“Astounding. Thrilling. Lovely and amazing….Finn has created a noir for the new millennium, packed with mesmerizing characters, stunning twists, beautiful writing and a narrator with whom I’d love to split a bottle of pinot. Maybe two bottles—I’ve got a lot of questions for her.” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn)

The Woman in the Window is one of those rare books that really is unputdownable. The writing is smooth and often remarkable. The way Finn plays off this totally original story against a background of film noir is both delightful and chilling.” (Stephen King)

“Twisted to the power of max. Hitchcockian suspense with a 21st century twist.” (Bestselling author Val McDermid)

The Woman in the Window is a tour de force. A twisting, twisted odyssey inside one woman’s mind, her illusions, delusions, reality. It left my own mind reeling and my heart pounding. An absolutely gripping thriller.” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny )

“Compelling, wrenching, and gasp-for-breath exciting―I was blown away.” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill)

“A dark, twisty confection with an irresistible film noir premise. Hitchcock would have snapped up the rights in a heartbeat.” (New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware)

The Woman in the Window is the most riveting thriller I’ve read since Gone Girl. A. J. Finn is a bold new talent with the touch of a master.” (New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen)

Book of the Month January 2018 – Final Thoughts

Wow.  Sounds gripping!  This one is definitely going by the top of the book pile.  It’s never too early to start building the summer reading stack – I always say.  With Book of the Month you always know what book is around the corner, which is a real anxiety reliever for us readers.  One of the great things about a subscription like this is you can always pass the book on to a friend when you’re done!  There is nothing like sharing stories and connecting with people over a really good book!

-Shonah

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