“Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?”—Dustin
Mr. Clarke, I’m happy to report that I am opening any curiosity door that I find, especially when it comes to searching up good books. I’m taking cues from Dustin. And why wouldn’t I? He does, in fact, speak a lot of truths.
Over the weekend, I researched best books of 2018. It’s only February, I know. But I was looking for something different and something new—something I could recommend to all of you readers who continue to outpace me. Keeping the curiosity door unlocked paid off!
I selected the book that Stephen King called “unputdownable.” I trust the King of Horror when it comes to psychological thrillers. It didn’t hurt that Rachel’s girl Louise Penny described The Woman in the Window as “absolutely gripping.” When I downloaded the nearly 14-hour audible, I didn’t imagine I’d finish it in less than an extremely busy week. (Of course, my left eye won’t stop twitching from the tired, but I suppose that’s neither here nor there.) Dr. Anna Fox, an agoraphobe, spies on her Harlem neighbors. She’s housebound with nothing but time, classic black-and-white films, and plenty of merlot on her hands. When Anna thinks she witnesses a crime, her otherwise dull life takes a turn toward gripping and dramatic. A.J. Finn will keep you guessing throughout his debut novel that certainly seems to be living up to the hype. I recommend listening to this hot-off-the-press bestseller—Ann Marie Lee’s performance is captivating in itself. That’s right, you won’t be able to resist this pearl.
p.s. Be warned: F-bombs were dropped into the pages of this book.