It's not for the less "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn, as we have here a woman who "does not know if she has seen or imagined what does she seen".
Anna Fox lives in her house in New York, fearing to go out and she is spending the day chatting with strangers over the Internet, drinking wine (maybe more than necessary), watching old movies, remembering happy times ... and spying on neighbors.
Then the Russells come to the neighborhood: a couple and their teenage son. The perfect family. Until the moment when during one night Anna sees something from her window that she should not have seen. She’s the whole world begins to crack and she’s own secrets come to light ...
Tortuous, chilling, original, and moving, The Woman in the Window is a sophisticated thriller that has already attracted attention before being published. Translation rights were sold to 38 languages and Fox began working on its adaptation for the big screen.
It debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list a week after it went on sale, something that did not happen with a first author novel unknown for twelve years, and stayed there for several weeks. The praises of the critic have poured, and as it is published in new countries this history repeats again and again.
Well, and to enter another world we have "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah
Alaska, 1974. Indomitable Unpredictable.
And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test.
Ernst Allbright returns from the Vietnam War turned into a different man. Unable to keep a job, he makes an impulsive decision: his whole family will start a new life in wild Alaska, the last frontier.
At just 13 years old, his daughter Leni is eager to find her own place in this world, while her wife, Cora, would be willing to do anything for the man she loves, even if it means following him on his adventure into the unknown.
In an inhospitable and remote corner of the country, the Allbrights will find out a small community of hardened men and women (even stronger) in which to carve a new future. There, Leni will have to mature very quickly, facing the challenge of wild and cruel nature, where his family hides and the stormy relationship of her parents. But then when the winter arrives and cold and darkness invade everything, mother and daughter will discover that, in a hostile environment, nobody can save you more than yourself.
And to immerse in a real and tortuous life nothing better than "Educated" by Tara Westover.
Born in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover has grown in harmony with a great nature and was subdued to the laws established by her father, a fundamentalist Mormon convinced that the end of the world is imminent. Neither Tara nor her brothers go to school or go to the doctor when they get sick. All of them are working with the father, and his mother is a healer and the only midwife in the area.
Tara has a talent: the singing, and an obsession: the knowledge. She puts her feet in a classroom for the first time at her seventeen: she does not even know that there have been two World Wars, but she does not know also the exact date of her birth (she has no documents). Soon she would discover that education is the only way to escape from her home. Despite starting from scratch, she gathers the necessary strength to prepare herself for the entrance exam to the university, to cross the ocean, and to graduate in Cambridge, although for that she must break down the ties with her family.
Westover has written an extraordinary story, her own story, a formidable epic, heartbreaking and inspiring, about the possibility of seeing life through third eyes, and of changing, a story which has become a resounding publishing success.
But if you want to find out what can transform "An American Marriage" you have to read Tayari Jones's book.
Celestial and Roy have just married and are the personification of both: The American Dream and the "new American South"; He is a young executive and she is a budding artist with a brilliant career in front of her. However, when life in common begins to become routine, a series of circumstances that they would never have imagined separate them forever. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime that Celestial knows he has not committed. Celestial is a radically independent woman, but the blow leaves her empty, adrift, and she seeks refuge in Andre, a childhood friend, and godfather of her wedding. Roy’s years of condemnation have passed, but Celestial is unable to cling to the love that had been the center of her life. After five years in prison, Roy unexpectedly remits the rest of the sentence and returns to Atlanta ready to resume the life he shared with his wife. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the depths of the souls of two men and one woman forced to reconcile with the past.
Well, now we need some magic, and that’s why we’ll talk about "Children of Blood and Bone" (Legacy of Orïsha, #1), a book written by Adeyemi Tomi.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the land of Orïsha gave off magic. But everything changed the night it disappeared. By order of the king, the magi were persecuted and annihilated. Now, Zélie has an opportunity to return the magic to his people, but for that, she must be faster and more cunning than the Crown Prince of the throne, who is willing to do anything to eradicate magic forever. It is time for Zélie to recover her legacy. It is time for people to recover their hope. The danger lurks in Orïsha, where the snow leopards roam freely and the vengeful spirits wait hidden under the water. However, the greatest danger can be Zélie herself in her struggle to control her own powers.
Tomi Adeyemi is a writer and creative writing consultant of Nigerian-American origin in California. After graduating with honors in English Literature at Harvard University, Adeyemi received a scholarship that allowed her to study the mythology and culture of West Africa in Salvador de Bahía (Brazil). "Children of Blood and Bone" is her first novel and the production of the film based on it is already on the way to Fox Studios.
Well, since we are with the mystical side lets enter some more deeply into the world of "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin. In 1969 on the Lower East Side of New York, the word is being spread about the arrival of a mystic woman: a traveling fortune-teller who claims to be able to predict the people's date of death. The Gold brothers, Simón, Klara, Daniel, and Varya, are four teenagers who manage to locate the fortune-teller and they get to know what the future holds. But what the Gold brothers don't understand is that this secret entails a big question: Do we have a predetermined destiny or can we change it with our will and actions?
The truth is that the subject dealt with in this novel is more than interesting and gives an entertaining debate. "If you get to know the exact date of your death, how would you live your life?" What is clear is that not everyone would be willing to know this important information, right? In this story everyone receives thin news being children and everyone get affected in a different way and that not only has consequences for each one, almost a decade after the visit to the "fortune teller", but the decisions of some people influence those of the others, or at least have direct consequences on them.
All these things have been said now if you want a novel based on an unforgettable real story, then you need to read "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris.
Based on the great real story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovak Jews who managed, against all odds, to survive the Holocaust.
For Lale, the days pass between horror and his work as a prisoner tattoo artist. Among these prisoners is Gita, a young girl he falls in love with. At that moment, the life of Lale will take on a new meaning and will make all possible for Gita and the rest of the prisoners to survive.
After the war, they decide to move to Australia to start again. After the death of Gita, Lale feels the weight of his past and the irremediable need to tell it.
This is his story.
A true story of love and overcoming in the midst of the horror of Auschwitz for all those who were moved by Schindler’s list, the librarian of Auschwitz, or The boy with the striped pajamas.
However, where would we go without the family intrigues of infidelity? A highly thrilling plot reveals "The Wife Between Us" by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, who presents us with the first work they have written together, after years of side by side work as editor and writer. The wife among us is a psychological thriller about a marriage broken by infidelity, whose tortuous plot will surprise the reader again and again until its unexpected end. The rights to the novel have already been acquired by Amblin Partners, Steven Spielberg’s company, for taking it to the big screen. Working from a distance, through technology, Hendriks and Pekkanen created a narrative that plays with the reader’s perceptions of how, when, and why in this disturbing story of obsession and harassment. Page after page and chapter by chapter, the plot turns somersaults that crash the first reader guesses on the rocks. Secondary characters acquire at some point an unsuspected relevance in this thriller in which it’s difficult to decide if people are what they appear so.
Do you want to feel how much you can hate and then how to overcome this hatred? Then you have to be interested in reading "The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black.
Of course, I want to be like them. They are beautiful as swords forged in a divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the others. And I hate him more than the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I cannot breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were taken to live in the dangerous Royal Court of the Fairies. Ten years later, all Jude wants is to belong to that world, despite being human. But most fey detest humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and the cruel son of the King. To earn a place in the Court, she must challenge him, and survive the consequences. In doing so, she ends up involved in the intrigues and lies of the palace, discovering her own natural ability to shed blood. But while a civil war threatens the Faerie Court with violence, Jude must put her life at stake in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, the Fairies themselves.
And now if you want to wander the twisted paths of a complicated personality we have "Still Me" (Me Before You, #3) by Jojo Moyes.
Lou seems to have found his way: she is happy in her new home, although she lives far away from her boyfriend Sam, who is completely in love and has a job in which she can fulfill her desire to help other people. However, you are about to meet someone who will make you rethink the direction of your life and remind you too much of a person who, although no longer there, is still present in Lou’s life every day and knows that he will be with her until the end. As in the two previous books, Lou makes us rejoice the reading with his crazy personality and his innocence and madness. He is one of those particular characters that we never get tired of and who bring everything together, since they give us many comical moments, but then we also soften our hearts with them on more than one occasion. I loved the fact that Will would continue to be so important to her and that, no matter what happens, she will never forget him in the fundamental moments of her life, since it has changed completely.