Published: January 2018
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rented via the Libby app and my local library as an audiobook.
Even before I opened this audiobook I got serious Rear Window (1954) vibes from the synopsis. And I was not disappointed. This book was frustrating and the main character Dr. Anna Fox was irritating. We as the reader are in her head throughout the entire book, which is the entire point. The story provides for an interesting experience, to struggle with your sanity as a main character who is supposed to be an experienced professional. The entire situation as Doctor Fox copes with her agoraphobia is an uncomfortable one, it was enjoyable in a strange sense because it is a challenging experience that not many authors decide to implement. Mental illness is a key topic in the story and misuse of pharmaceuticals and alcohol.
Favorite Quote: “Punch poured himself down his leg and pooled himself under the table.”
The author’s descriptive writing is beautiful; however, they also do such a good job as the story progresses, with the character getting distracted easily and leading to the detailed rambling descriptors as a result of mental illness.