- Length: 455 pages
- Volume of words you don’t hear every day: High (every chapter)
- My overall rating: 3 out of 5
I bought a Kindle copy of The Woman in the Window just over 2 weeks ago now, and today, I just finished reading it.
This reading experience was an interesting one: it took me awhile to warm up to the book, but around the 30% mark, I finally felt like I couldn’t put it down.
The author really takes time to describe minute details, and I think that contributed most to the book’s slow-moving plot.
But with that said, once the setting and characters had all been introduced, I finally felt like the story was taking off, and, I have to admit, I was glued to this book.
So much so that I couldn’t wait to finish it; I was chipping away at 15-20% per sitting.
But then, something happened about 3 quarters of the way through the story: it started feeling predictable. In fact, I found this book’s “big twist” so unimpressive, that finishing the story started to feel like a waste of my time. I couldn’t wait to be done with it so I could pick out something else to read.
I was so disinterested by the end of this book, that putting away my laundry sounded like more fun than picking up my Kindle. Worst of all, I realized too late that I’ve missed Amazon’s deadline to return the eBook for a refund; if I hadn’t, I’d be asking for my $12 back.
Despite all of this, I’m curious to see how the film adaptation compares— I loved Amy Adams in Sharp Objects, so I’d like to see what she brings to this story.
In the meantime, I’m swearing off “bestselling” titles (like this one) unless I can find them at a good discount.