• The Girl in the Window

  • By: Renee Pawlish
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Blom
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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The Girl in the Window

By: Renee Pawlish
Narrated by: Jennifer Blom
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She thought her neighbors had the perfect life. But when murder rocks the suburbs, she becomes the perfect suspect....

Amber is barely holding it together. In the midst of a messy divorce, sometimes the only thing that gets her out of bed is spying on her handsome neighbor Caleb. She fantasizes about trading places with Caleb’s spouse and makes it no secret that she’d kill for that kind of life. Her words come back to haunt her when Caleb’s wife is murdered and Amber becomes a top suspect....

To catch the real killer and clear her name, Amber must peel back the hidden layers of a neighborhood she thought she knew. The clues lead her to shocking revelations about Caleb’s far-from-perfect marriage and her own failed relationship. As she digs deeper, Amber is certain of one thing: There’s no end to what people will do to keep their secrets behind closed doors....

The Girl in the Window is a spine-tingling psychological suspense novel. If you like unsettling suburban mysteries, complex characters, and jaw-dropping twists, then you’ll love Renée Pawlish’s mind-bending story.

©2017 Renee Pawlish (P)2019 Renee Pawlish

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Maaake it stoppppp😫

I’m sorry, I’m returning this title and I’m only two hours into it.
Where did Renée Pawlish find this voice actor? (and I apologize to all actors for devaluing their craft by using the word actor)

Not only is her voice a monotone, but she constantly puts the emphasis on the wrong words (and pauses in the wrong places) which leads the listener to believe we’ve come to the end of the sentence....but oops, it’s not! “She felt everything was coming to an end...pause..IN A DRAMATIC way.”
She pronounced some very familiar words incorrectly. Naive was pronounced “nave”. 😬

I Purchased this title knowing that it wasn’t going to be a work of art, I just wanted to pass some mindless hours while I painted. But I couldn’t get through it.

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Psychological Thriller!

This was a really good psychological thriller, and it's the first one that I have listened to that wasn't set in England. This story held my attention throughout the whole book. There were twists and turns which left me guessing until the very end. If you loved The Girl on the Train, then you will love this book, too! Jennifer Blom did a good job narrating this story although I did find several words being repeated near the end of the story which I assume are editing issues since I closed out my app and restarted thinking it was Audible but the repeated words were still there. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Enjoyable Mystery w/ Strong Narration

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

In keeping with honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story. I was previously unfamiliar with both the author and narrator. As it turns out, I am impressed by both.

Renee Pawlish crafted a mystery that was unveiled slowly, maintaining an edge of danger throughout. There were numerous times Amber, the protagonist, was in perilous situations; some were of her own doing, while others were happenstance. Amber also underwent significant growth, emerging from the despair of her failing marriage to show temerity and determination.
An element of this story that was thankfully omitted is the dreaded love triangle. All of the confusion and emotional waffling was limited to the plight of spousal rejection and pending divorce. Amber was pitiable, and for a time pitiful, but in ways I could sympathize with.
Jennifer Blom did a fantastic job narrating this story. Admittedly, I was initially a bit dismayed by the drab tone she began the book with, but it became evident after only a few minutes that she had interpreted and delivered the tone perfectly. Kudos to her! Additionally, her delivery of dialogue was fluid and natural. Nothing was ever forced, and she implemented subtle mannerisms, such as chuckles and conversational sounds, that truly crafted the illusion of being there and witnessing the characters. It was lovely to experience. Her male voices, sometimes a struggle for female narrators to deliver credibly, were believable. She never overreached to deepen her voice, but used subtle drops that conveyed the different gender.

In all, hearing this story was a pleasant, engaging experience, as both the story and its delivery were unexpectedly enjoyable.

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DON'T CONFUSE this with The Woman in the Window!

I only finished it because it was so short. The Narration was the worst I've ever listened to, every voice sounded the same. Hoping I can return this book, I've never done that before. what a waste of a credit. Boring storyline, lame character development, predictable in every way.

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waay different than movie 🎬!

I listened and kept waiting for what I thought would happen since I watched the movie 🎬. I'm so glad the book was different and the story line was not who I expected at all! LOVED IT!

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Fantastic fiction

Can’t say enough good. Everything’s great, The tone and measured performance by the narrator and the words on the page.The writing is stupendous, and this comes from a fiction writer who deals with just how difficult it is to decide what to leave in, what to leave out. It’s not too long, it’s not too short, it’s just perfect.

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My first audiobook!

I love to read, but don’t have time to read lately. I have a long commute home from work and decided to give this a try. I can listen to a book and drive! I love it! Makes my commute go by quickly and engaging in a good story!

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Yikes!

I only got through the first few chapters and was SO bored. The writing has very little in the way of character development or description. I felt like I was watching a real live depressed person in every detail of her day. Not what I’d call interesting or entertaining. Do NOT confuse this with The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn.

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Ok story, something wrong with audio

The story was fine, but there was something wrong with the audio in the middle of the book. It was like A broken record with repeats and jumps.

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Very stupid story

The story was not believable, the characters were just silly. The storyline was weak. It was a waste of my time listening to this story.

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  • DubaiReader
  • 10-01-19
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The nosey neighbour.

Sadly, I never really engaged with this book. The main character was going through a divorce and was obviously depressed, but she spent her days peering out of her window at the characters who lived near-by, and poking her nose into everybody's business. I just couldn't like her. In fact there wasn't a single character who I could say I actually liked.

Amber hasn't been in the neighbourhood for long but her marriage has broken up and she's alone in the large, luxurious house, amongst people who mostly despise her. It's known that she lusts after another woman's husband and this is hardly going to make her popular. When that woman is found dead, Amber immediately becomes a suspect and uses this as an excuse to be even more infuriating and intrusive.

I assumed that this was the author's first novel, but in fact she has written two mystery series, so I don't feel too bad about being honest. There was no subtlety to the plot and Amber was nosing around well before she had the valid reason of protecting herself from being a suspect.
The narration by Jennifer Blom was fine, a bit slow, but I could have sped it up if I'd chosen to.
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  • Deedra
  • 08-26-19
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The Girl in the window

I enjoyed this book! Ambers life has crumbled since her husband filed for divorce.She does a lot of looking out the window at the neighbors lives.This will end up being a blessing and a curse for her. Jennifer Blom was a fine narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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  • louise
  • 07-31-19

not great

boring and predictable. I was hoping for so much more but the story never really got going

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  • SandraL
  • 06-19-19
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Entertaining whodunnit

This book was a quick, easy listen and is a fairly straightforward whodunnit. Amber lives alone, is going through a divorce and often watches her neighbours through her window. When one of her neighbours is murdered Amber becomes a suspect and sets out to find the murderer.

Although the plot was fairly basic it did hold my interest even though I found Amber incredibly annoying!

I listened to the Audible version of the book and enjoyed the relaxed narration of Jennifer Blom.

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  • Sandra m
  • 06-12-19
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Worth a read

Good book and I didn't guess the killer which makes a change. The narrator was excellent.

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