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‘Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing’ Gillian Flynn
‘One of those rare books that really is unputdownable’ Stephen King
'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid
‘A dark, twisty confection’ Ruth Ware
What did she see?
It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
‘Astounding. Thrilling. Lovely and amazing’ GILLIAN FLYNN
'Twisted to the power of max' VAL McDERMID
‘A dark, twisty confection’ RUTH WARE
‘One of those rare books that really is unputdownable’ STEPHEN KING
‘A tremendous new talent’ JANE HARPER
‘Amazing. Riveting. Just plain fantastic!’ TESS GERRITSEN
‘Smart, heart-wrenching—and really scary’ NICCI FRENCH
‘An elegant, beautifully written thriller’ JOANNA CANNON
‘Dense, brilliant and unforgettable’ JENNY COLGAN
‘I barely drew breath until I turned the final page’ LIZ NUGENT
‘Tense, twisty and SO beautifully written’ C.J. TUDOR
‘I was blown away’ JOE HILL
‘Dripping with suspense. Creaking with menace. Beautifully written’ SIMON TOYNE
About the author
A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn’s debut novel, The Woman in the Window, has been sold in forty-three territories worldwide and will be released as a major motion picture from 20th Century Studios in May 2020. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for many years before returning to New York City.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Unfolding over a three-week period, this Hitchcock-influenced novel stars Anna, a child psychologist who’s been a shut-in after experiencing severe trauma. Debut novelist A. J. Finn doles out information in drips and drabs, giving us fleeting glimpses into Anna’s psyche, her troubled marriage and the lives of her neighbours, whom she observes through the sealed-shut windows of her Manhattan townhouse. Like all the best psychological thrillers, The Woman in the Window stoked our built-up suspicions and paranoia.
Child psychologist Anna Fox, the unreliable narrator of Finn's gripping first novel, lives out one of the classic films that she loves so well Hitchcock's Rear Window. In this modern update, the agoraphobic Anna hasn't left her Manhattan townhouse in more than 11 months. When she's not observing the neighbors and photographing them with her digital camera, she's watching movies, playing chess, and counseling other agoraphobics via an online forum. Then her obsession with the new family across the park begins to take over. When Anna witnesses a stabbing in their house, no one believes what she saw is real and it's entirely possible that Anna shouldn't believe it herself. The secrets of Anna's past and the uncertain present are revealed slowly in genuinely surprising twists. And, while the language is at times too clever for its own good, readers will eagerly turn the pages to see how it all turns out. This highly anticipated debut has already received endorsements from such notables as Gillian Flynn and Louise Penny.
Classic Noir with Modern Psychologies
The montage of Hitchcock movies throughout was a highlight. I love it when the frailty of good triumphs over the strength of evil, with necessary casualties along the way. Alcoholics are the bravest and most foolhardy heroes.
The Woman in the Window
I found this book reasonably, not brilliantly, engaging. There are some interesting twists and turns in the plot although I must admit I twigged most of them. I found some of the characters slightly frustrating and in some cases downright annoying. Anna is a good example. She has suffered immensely as we discover through the course of the book, but she still seems to be amazingly self destructive with her overuse of alcohol and abuse of medication. The book did hold me till the end
Keeps you guessing until the end. A great thriller mystery.