Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Woman In the Window

Book: The Woman In the Window
Author: A.J. Finn

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 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, mother, their teenaged 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.-Goodreads

Review: It's been almost a year since Anna's husband left her and took their daughter, leaving her alone in their large brownstone in NYC. Anna's agoraphobic and spends her days drinking, watching Hitchcock films and spying on her neighbors. When a new family moves in across the park and she sees the mother stabbed, Anna tries to help but quickly finds herself under suspicion. Okay-is this similar to A Girl on the Train? Yes. But it was still a ton of fun to read (and will be fabulous to watch at the movies, this has to be made into a movie at some point) and I will absolutely read more by this author. I figured out several plot points (not all  of them) and it didn't detract from my reading pleasure at all. Overall, very well written, fun thriller. I really empathized with Anna as well. 

Grade: 4/5

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