Book Review: The Woman in the Window

Book Review: The Woman in the WindowThe Woman in the Window
by A.J. Finn
on January 2, 2018
Pages: 427
Published by William Morrow
Genres: Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
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Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

My Takeaway
“Watching is like nature photography. You don’t interfere with the wildlife.”
A.J. Finn, The Woman in the Window
I thoroughly enjoyed The Woman in the Window. Kudos to Finn for a fantastic and winning debut! This thriller has suspense, drama, lies, and an unreliable narrator. Anna suffers from agoraphobia and spends her days spying and cyberstalking her neighbors. Although Anna is incredibly smart and witty; she also has more issues than a magazine stand! There are a few twists in the book (I was able to figure one of them out), and the ending is unexpected. I am not surprised there’s a film in the works. Meanwhile, I eagerly await future work from this talented author.

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