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  • 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.

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