Author: A.J. Finn
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
I think Stephen King says it best when he described The Woman in the Window as unputdownable!
Anna Fox has kept herself locked away in her house for almost a year, unable to be a part of the world outside. With a glass, or many more, of wine, spying on her neighbors, and watching old movies, her days are full. Things get a little more interesting for Anna when the Russell’s move into the house across the street. A father, mother, and their teenage son seem like the perfect family until secrets start to reveal the dark truth. When Anna discovers some of these dark secrets and tries to get to the bottom of what is going on, others think she is just being her crazy drunk self and dismiss her claims. Anna starts to doubt herself and what she has seen along with her own past she fears she isn’t remembering correctly. What is real? How much danger is she in? Who can she trust? Who will believe her? All questions that if not answered carefully might just get her killed.
It is a rare feat for a book to be optioned as a movie before it has even been released. The Woman in the Window lives up to the hype. Debut author A. J. Finn has done what few are able to accomplish, even after a long career of writing, create a spectacular thriller that will leave the reader on the edge of their seat until the very last page. Anna is a deeply troubled, more so with every page turned, and her troubles are relatable in one way or another to all readers. I loved the way Finn brought about the dark past that is haunting her slowly throughout and didn’t just throw it all out at the very beginning. As the story unfolds and the truth comes out, each character becomes more complex driving the story. Finn put a lot of effort into crafting characters that were not only intriguing but also easy to follow. As each twist and turn played out I found myself giving a silent nod when it unfolded as I suspected. I have to say this one pleasantly surprised me, the story flowed well and I really did have a hard time putting it down. I recommend this to readers that love a good Alfred Hitchcock thriller and might just want to keep a light on at night.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.