Title: The Window
Author: Amelia Brunskill
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside–it’s hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.
Or so Jess thought.
After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess’s life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn’t add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?
Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it’s a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she’s looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.
Because Anna wasn’t the only one with secrets.
I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down!
This story was very fast paced. The chapters were short, which made the story fly by. There was even a little twist in each of the chapters. The story was so addicting, I never wanted to stop reading it.
This story reminded me of Sara Shepard’s series Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game. There was a lot of teenage drama, but there was a lot of mystery about the end. Jess was on her own in figuring out what exactly happened to her sister. I love this kind of thriller. They are mysterious and unpredictable, but also relatable because of the high school setting.
I loved this book! I highly recommend it to fans of YA thrillers!
About the Author:
Amelia Brunskill was born in Melbourne, Australia, but she grew up mostly in Washington state where she picked a lot of blackberries, read a lot of books, and failed to properly appreciate the epic beauty of the mountains and the Pacific ocean.
She earned her bachelors degrees in psychology and art from the University of Washington and her master in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She now lives in Chicago, where she eats as much Thai food as possible and works as a librarian.
The Window is her debut novel.