Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Or so Jess thought.
After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess’s life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn’t add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?
Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it’s a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she’s looking for may be truths that no one wants her touncover.
Because Anna wasn’t the only one with secrets.
I’m not a big reader of mysteries or thrillers, they don’t typically appeal to me, but when I heard of this book it really called to me. I love books that feature twins and their relationship and I was instantly curious about the mystery revolving around Anna’s death. I also really like the cover it is both very compelling and subtle and I instantly wanted to read it.
The book starts with the discovery of Anna’s death and even though she was dead, it really felt like a character we got to explore even if it was only through her sister’s eyes. I could feel Jess’ heartbreak in the begining of the book ( I cried) and the memories and moments with her sister was really fleshed out and compelling. Also there are little pieces of Anna’s POV sprinkled thoughout that helped draw me in further in to the mystery. Reading the little italicizied parts of Anna’s was one of my favorite parts. (I think it would be really interesting just to read Anna’s part with out jess’ pov)
Jess was a great narrator who I enjoyed following throughout this book. She was devouted to her sister and uncovering the truth behind her death. She lasered in on only one possibility and didn’t really veer from that but I still really admired her devotion and drive. Jess felt like the odd one out and I found that really relatable. In a lot of ways I found her personality to be a lot like mine. I really enjoyed watching the way Jess progressed as a character throughout this book.
Thrillers/mysteries aren’t typically my style but I found the storyline engaging. The pacing of the book atleast to me was a lot slower than I was expecting but for me personally that worked for me. It ended up being alot more than just a mystery and I really appreciate that. All the pieces finallly clicked for me at the end and I really was surprised. Amelia wrote a really great book and I can’t wait to pick up another from her in the future!
I really enjoyed this it was compelling and I read it in one sitting, I didn’t guess the mystery, and Jess’ character was memorable and I really enjoyed the growth her character went through.
Amelia Brunskill was born in Melbourne, Australia, but she grew up mostly in Washington state where she picked a lot of blackberries, read a lot of books, and failed to properly appreciate the epic beauty of the mountains and the Pacific ocean.
She earned herbachelors degrees in psychology and art from the University of Washington and her master ininformation studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She now lives in Chicago, where she eats as much Thai food as possible and works as a librarian.
The Window is her debut novel.
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