Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code – January 2018


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Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code - January 2018
Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription service. Each month their panel of Judges selects a limited number of exceptional books to offer to their members. They announce their New Selections on the first of the month, and members have six days to decide which book (or books) they would like to receive. They ship books to all of their members at the same time, so members can read and participate in their discussion forum as a group.

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Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code - January 2018
Book of the Month ships via USPS on the 6th day of each month.
Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code - January 2018
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Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code - January 2018
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This month’s selections all looked great (they always do), but I am going to talk about The Woman in the Window.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn:  SO GOOD.  I’m not finished yet, but it’s not going to take much longer.   It’s hard to put down because you badly want to know what’s going to happen.  The book is currently in development as a major film – it was before the book even came out – so you know that’s a good sign!
Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code - January 2018

Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code - January 2018

Book of the Month Review + Coupon Code - January 2018
From the Publisher:

The Girl Who Spied Too Much

Pretend you haven’t already read that the screen rights sold before it even hit bookstores, or that the author received a seven-figure advance. And ignore the comparisons—you knew they were coming—to Girl on the Train and Gone Girl. The Woman in the Window is a great psychological thriller that lives up to the months of hype it’s been getting.

Anna Fox, once a successful child psychologist, lives alone in her Harlem townhouse spying on her neighbors, mixing psychotropics with red wine, watching old films—Hitchcock’s Rear Window, which this book is loosely based on—and chatting on message boards. Early on we learn that Anna suffers from agoraphobia (fear of crowed spaces), brought on by a traumatic incident, rendering her unable to leave her home without having a panic attack.

When a new family moves in across the street from her front window, Anna begins watching them through her Nikon. Then, one night, she sees a terrifying crime occur in one of their bedrooms. But here’s the twist: Anna, who has been drinking and popping those aforementioned pills all night, can’t prove that what she saw really happened. And no one, not the police or her neighbors, believes her.

Debut author A.J. Finn is already an old pro at characterization. When Anna finally ventures outside and her mental state spirals out of control, we’re right in that terrifying spiral with her. It seems like every thriller these days features an unreliable narrator—and Anna Fox is one, too—but unlike many recent thrillers, The Woman in the Window’s plot twists are genuinely surprising, and not just shocking for shock’s sake. Film buffs, too, will love the references to Hitchcock and other classic films.

With each short chapter, Finn leaves you wanting more. I read this one in one sitting, then couldn’t help but draw shut the curtains in my apartment.

 

Did you get Book of the Month this month?  If so, what book(s) did you select?  What genre is typically your favorite?


All January Options

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

 


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About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.

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