BIRD BOX - JOSH MALERMAN
Yes it won!
I literally could not put Bird Box down when I read this in October of 2020. I think reading this during the pandemic made it feel all the more relatable. The use of anachrony tells the story of Malorie and two children on a river as well as showing how the world digressed into its dystopian state. It terrified and thrilled me, and I can't wait to read the sequel!
Josh Malerman is a song writer and novelist. Hear his thoughts on Bird Box here:
The Woman in the Window was my first time reading a thriller where the protagonist is an agoraphobic, meaning they don't leave their house. This was an interesting concept to me because unlike other thrillers where the characters are being chased or searching for clues, she was stuck to the confines of her house and what she sees from the window. It kept me reading and on edge and the ending surprised me.
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