The Woman In The Window By A. J. Finn – Book Review
Absolutely Awesome Thriller
The Woman In The Window is my latest greatest find in suspense! I’ve told everyone I know who also loves to read that they simply HAVE to read it! This is one of those rare finds where you genuinely cannot put the book down. It’s like your morning coffee, you just can’t move on with your day (or your life for that matter) until you have drained that last precious drop or that final satisfying sentence. I read this whole book in one night. I had to.
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What Is The Woman In The Window All About?
Ok, so I’m actually not going to answer this question with much completeness. I’m about to be intentionally vague. Here goes. This book is about a woman, Dr. Anna Fox, who has experienced some great trauma and is now suffering from agoraphobia. She can’t leave her house without having debilitating panic attacks and passing out. So she is effectively trapped within the four walls of her home. Her life is very predictable. She spies on her neighbors through the lens of her Nikon, she visits the same websites every day, watches the same black and white movies, and drinks the same wine, without much of anything exciting happening. Until new neighbors move in. And then suddenly her entire world unravels in the most fascinating, unexpected ways.
Meet The Characters of The Woman In The Window
- Dr. Anna Fox: child psychologist with a successful career until one-night changes every other night. You have to like Anna, She’s witty and quick and funny despite her situation.
- David: AKA: The Tenant. Occupying Anna’s basement is her tenant. Super good looking, handy, a man of few words and a colorful history that includes spending time in prison. Friend or Foe?
- Jane Russell: Fun, easy to talk to, horrible at chess… Anna makes fast friends with Jane.
- Alistair Russell: Controlling, intrusive, unpleasant… But also supposedly a good man and a good father. Or is he?
- Ethan Russell: A young man living in the midst of a troubled home. Anna is desperate to help him.
What I Loved About The Woman In The Window
The Woman In The Window is like a ride on a roller coaster. Just when you think it’s about to slow down, you realize that is only because you’ve been climbing the highest slope yet and it’s about to send you crashing down, heart pounding, at maximum velocity before slinging you into the next curve. If you love a book that can surprise and terrify you and confuse you while enlightening you, this is your book!
From the Book Jacket of The Woman In The Window
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening…
Anna Fox lives alone – a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her days 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 control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one – and nothing – is what it seems.
Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving.
About The Author of The Woman In The Window
A.J. Finn, the pseudonym for Daniel Mallory, has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement(UK). A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years as a book editor before returning to New York City.
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