The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Rating 5/5

I am going to keep this short because there have been a number of reviews on this one since it is so new.

I will say this, for those of who like Alfred Hitchcock and like a good suspense/thriller, than this latest book is up your alley. This book had me on the edge of my seat till the very last page.

In short (from Goodreads):

woman in the windowAnna 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.

Right from the title of this book, I knew the plot was going to pay homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock, but knowing this didn’t ruin the story line at all.

There were so many twists and turns in this book that it will make you guess everything you think you know. Then when you think you figured it out, something will happen to blow that theory out of the sky.

Finn has developed a strong plot that definitely lures the reader in and makes you feel as paranoid as Anna. So even though she is an unreliable character, you can’t help but be on her side since you are going through the same thing as her.

Finn definitely knows how to give the reader drips of information to give a clue to what is going on at just the right time. It’s not everything at once. Rather, it’s a blend of that keeps the reader on tethered hooks.

It’s been awhile since I read a thriller like this and it was so enjoyable. I am so glad I purchased this and it sits on my bookshelf. I will definitely revisit it in the future.


Have you read A Woman in the Window? What did you think? What other thrillers would you recommend? Let’s discuss. Post in the comments section.

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