I love mysteries and this book has such an interesting premise: after a catastrophic event, a woman is unable to leave her home. She sees something that she shouldnt and it causes her to spiral downwards. The author is able to illustrate the fears and obsessions of a woman who is trapped in her own house so well, that I immediately felt like I knew this person. There was a point in this book when I literally gasped out loud the author was so successful in pulling the wool over my eyes. I loved this novel!
An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality. A first novel. 200,000 first printing.