Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.
‘So,’ Jane says, elbows on her knees, scrutinizing me. ‘What happened out there?’
I shut my eyes. ‘Panic attack.'”The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
This quote is taken from page 56 of the book. At this point in the book, we know a few things about Anna:
- She used to be a child psychologist, but now is confined to her home due to agoraphobia — Anna spends her time watching her neighbors through the windows and/or watching old black and white movies.
- She drinks way too much, mixing it with her prescription medication.
- Anna and her husband are separated, and Anna’s daughter is with the husband.
There has been some sort of trauma in the recent past which caused the agoraphobia, but we do not yet know what it is.
The first 56 pages is a lot of set up to show us that Anna is a hot, unstable, mess. Based upon the Goodreads synopsis, we know that soon Anna will see something through the window she shouldn’t have, and there will be a question as to whether it was real or imagined, a byproduct of her pills and the alcohol.
I’m waiting with bated breath to find out what it is.