Title: The Woman In The Window
Author: A. J. Finn
Genre: Suspense, thriller
Is this part of a series? No.
Published: January 23rd, 2018
A recluse with agoraphobia, Anna Fox spends her days watching old movies, drinking way too much, and spying on her neighbors. When the perfect family moves across the park, she can’t look away. A father, mother and teen son; the Russells seem to have it all. One night, though, Anna sees something that she shouldn’t… and it all unravels. Misdirection, lies and deceit… she knows what she saw… or does she? Is it possible too much wine and too many pills combined with old movies have created a crazy scenario? How can she know- and who can she go to for help? Is anyone else- is she- in danger? And who is pulling the strings here?
I loved this book for a lot of reasons. Every time I felt like I knew where things were going, the story veered off leading me to somewhere new. I had an inkling a few times about what was going on, but I didn’t want to believe it. There were so many scenarios that could have fit! The character development was amazing. Even the characters I hated, like Anna and David, were intensely interesting and wonderfully multi-faceted. I felt for Anna, having been a psychologist she wanted so badly to help others, to heal others even as she could not heal herself that she often went too far and did too much out of desire to be of assistance. I also felt that her trauma and pain were well done. For me, this was a four and a half star book, with an extra star for originality.
On the adult content scale, there is a high level of violence, language, and some sexual content. This is definitely geared toward adults. I give it an eight.
This was the March book from the Facebook book club I am a member of, Reading Between the Wines. I can’t wait until April’s book!
The book is out now. Have you read it?
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