The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window

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, 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 sh...


Details The Woman in the Window

TitleThe Woman in the Window
ISBN9780062678416
Author
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews The Woman in the Window

  • Emily May
    2018-01-01
    Who knows what goes on in a family? Okay, I really don't want to misrepresent this book: The Woman in the Window is a pulpy, fast-paced popcorn thriller. It's not mindblowing or groundbreaking, but it is pageturning goodness. And it was exactly what I needed to get lost in right now.The premise is a little bit of The Girl on the Train and a little bit of The Woman in Cabin 10 (what is it with these girl/woman/wife titles?!), with an unreliable na...
  • Elyse
    2017-12-11
    NO SPOILERSThis is a solid 4 Stars for me. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a psychological suspense thriller —-a surprise gift in the mail. My copy says a film is already in the making. I can definitely see this novel as a movie. It should be good! The book is good. There are a few other reviews about the plot already ....so I’m going to simply list some random thoughts about my experience reading it. ....I enjoyed the premises of this s...
  • Emma Giordano
    2018-04-07
    5/5 Stars. I am SO BLOWN AWAY BY THIS NOVEL. The Woman In The Window is an absolutely amazing debut mystery-thriller. I cannot recommend it enough.CW: agoraphobia, anxiety, depression, substance abuse/alcoholism, murder, death, griefMy favorite part of this novel is the writing style. A.J. Finn has the perfect sort of prose that forces you to think, “How can someone ACTUALLY think like this? How does someone forms the words to illustrate such a...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    2018-03-21
    I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion but I'm getting a bit tired of reading mysteries where the main female character is an alcoholic. I get it, it makes them unreliable (and relatable for some maybe?) but it's a cheap way of doing it. With that said, I'm usually not too difficult with mysteries. They just have to not do anything stupid (racism, sexism...), be entertaining and have twists I don't see coming.In this book, you're following ...
  • Barry Pierce
    2018-04-04
    I'm surprised that I actually finished this novel because my patience was gone, girl.
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    2017-06-15
    4.5*"Agoraphobia is an intense fear and anxiety of being in places where it is hard to escape, or where help might not be available. Agoraphobia usually involves fear of crowds, bridges, or of being outside alone." -NIHFor the past 10 months Anna has been trapped inside the four walls she calls home. She can’t bring herself to take a single step outside. No grocery shopping, no walks through the park, not even to pick a package from the front s...
  • Deanna
    2018-03-01
    I had “The Woman in the Window” on my list to read, but thought it would be awhile before I got to it. But then I came across it on Audible. So I decided to use one of my credits for it. I am starting to enjoy audiobooks a lot more, though I do find them harder to review. I usually have a ton of post-it tabs in the books I read that help me keep track of things. With audio, I’m usually relaxing and don’t want to stop to make a note.Anna F...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2017-06-10
    3 STARSYou don't know how happy I was to get my greedy little paws on both the audio and Kindle versions of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW. My expectations were through the roof! Have you seen all those 5 star reviews? As it turns out, the book doesn't live up to the hype. Yes, it is as addictive as popcorn, I couldn't put it down. But, there are so many disappointing drawbacks that I couldn't rate it a 4 star read.For audio-lovers, do not waste your pr...
  • karen
    2017-10-10
    NOW AVAILABLE!!!so, add my name onto the long list of superheroes who are conflicted about their powers, moaning about how alienating it is to have superhuman abilities, how it is truly more curse than boon. because i have emerged from two weeks of debilitating illness physically enfeebled, but with a new power, like john smith in The Dead Zone - i can now call all of the twists. not one or two, but all. of. the. twists.and this does not please m...
  • *TANYA*
    2018-01-14
    4.5 stars!! Okay, the hype this book is getting is warranted. I usually stink at guessing the outcome of a mysterious plot, the “who done it” but I was spot on this time (yes!) and that still didn’t deter me from loving this book. The ending? CRAZY!!! P.S. Loved all the movie references!!
  • Paromjit
    2018-01-10
    A.J. Finn respins a contemporary version of Rear Window set in Manhattan, New York. This dark psychological thriller has the pill taking, wine drinking, ex-child psychologist, Dr Anna Fox, residing in a three storey home that is the sum total of her world. Anna, you see, is an agoraphobic, and cannot step outside her home, she has lived like this for 10 months after a mystery trauma blew apart her world. She lost her marriage, her family and her ...
  • Diane S ☔
    2017-12-09
    3.5 Anna Fox, now living alone in her three story brownstone, well alone that is except for Daniel, her basement tenant. Her husband and daughter, are elsewhere, though she talks to them daily. A trauma in her near past, has left her an agrophobic, subsisting on items from the internet that can be delivered. Her main activities were watching Black and White movies from old, and peering into the lives of her neighbors. It is while peering through ...
  • Larry H
    2018-01-07
    I'm between 3.5 and 4 stars.Paranoia, the destroyerSelf-destroyer, wreck your healthDestroy friends, destroy yourselfThe time device of self-destructionLight the fuse and start eruptionThe Kinks, Destroyer Reading A.J. Finn's new, much-hyped thriller, The Woman in the Window , I had lots of paranoia-related songs running through my head (including Garbage's I Think I'm Paranoid and the line from Harvey Danger's Flagpole Sitta which goes, "P...
  • Dennis
    2017-11-20
    It isn't paranoia if it's really happening... The Woman in the Window is intoxicating, dark, and simply unputdownable. AJ Finn's debut novel is placed in current day, gentrified Harlem, New York City, where Dr. Anna Fox spends her day in her five-story townhouse drinking Merlot, spying on her neighbors, and mixing pills to numb her thoughts. She has theories and pseudo-storylines for her neighbors, each one being unique and different in their o...
  • Linda
    2018-02-03
    "I am locked in. I am locked out."Anna Fox has more intricate layers than a double-decker BLT tilting towards the mayo. Ain't no toothpick strong enough to keep this one from skidding off the plate.Anna exists behind the shuttered doors and windows of her four-story home in New York City. Dark and dreary are the colors that paint her reclusive world both on the exterior and on the interior. Anna suffers from agoraphobia that keeps her locked in a...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    2017-12-09
    3.5 starsThis was a highly suspenseful, anxiety-filled, page-turning wild ride! The main character, Anna Fox, suffers from agoraphobia (hers is a fear of being outside). She can’t leave her home and finds herself obsessed with the “hobby” of keeping tabs on her neighbours by watching them through the many windows in her large house.I liked Anna, but found that after the halfway mark, her paranoia and constant coping mechanisms started to ge...
  • Holly B
    2017-06-09
    Who's that woman in the window?Dr. Anna Fox has spent the past 10 months inside her NY home. Her home is her safe place and she is too afraid to venture outside her door. She entertains herself daily with the following activities:-downing bottles of Merlot and popping pills prescribed by her physician-following the lives of her neighbors through the lens of her camera-playing online chess -watching black and white films from her large collection ...
  • Kendall
    2017-09-07
    In a nut shell... I wasn't that impressed with this debut.Dr. Anna Fox lives in her townhome in New York struggling with agoraphobia. She has taken on some unique activities to help pass the time.... drowning herself with Merlot with a mix of pills, watching her neighbors, playing chess, and an obsession with her black and white movies. In between Anna's struggles with her agoraphobia she talks to her daughter and ex-husband frequently. One day A...
  • Theresa Alan
    2018-01-22
    Dr. Anna Fox used to have a successful life as a mother, wife, and child psychologist, but something happened several months earlier that has given her agoraphobia. She can have her prescription medications and endless bottles of wine delivered, so she never has to leave her house. If she does want human contact, she calls her estranged husband and the daughter that lives with him. Her physical therapist and doctor come to her. There is also the ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    2018-01-24
    This book is a psychological thriller starring agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox. Anna is a house-bound psychologist that spends her days drinking wine, popping benzos, watching films, and spying on her neighbors with the powerful zoom of her camera. One day, Anna is doing her usual snooping when she sees a crime being committed and her life is then turned upside down. This is the setup for this thriller and is all I'm saying about this novel, you must re...
  • Roman Clodia
    2017-12-18
    ** Possible mild spoilers **Yet another super-hyped 'psychological thriller' which seems to think readers are innocents new to the genre... it's starting to feel like each new author just selects from a pack of established set pieces and gives them a bit of a shake hoping for something original. Here we have the traumatised, agoraphobic woman on a self-destructive binge of booze and pills keeping watch over her new neighbours and spotting a murde...
  • Liz
    2018-03-03
    This review is a hard one for me. I struggled with the first half of the book, only to be totally drawn in by the end. The book starts offs slowly, setting the stage. Anna Fox is a child psychotherapist who suffers from agoraphobia. As she’s trapped in her house, there’s not a lot of action to begin with. But that kind of works. But a little of that goes along way and I kept waiting for something to happen to turn up the pace. I definitely di...
  • da AL
    2018-06-08
    Totally caught me off guard that I'd enjoy this book as much as I did. All the better because I listened to it without any clue as to what it would be about. Some nice turns of phrases and superb tension throughout. Audiobook reader did a great job too.
  • Susanne Strong
    2017-12-09
    3.25 Stars* (rounded down).Anna Fox is home bound. She hasn’t left her home in almost a year. She has groceries delivered and keeps all the windows closed. She watches old black and white movies, takes anti-depressants and mixes them with alcohol, lots of alcohol - which her doctor has strongly advised against. Besides watching old movies, her only other source of entertainment is watching what goes on outside of her windows. Sneaking peaks of ...
  • JanB
    2017-09-09
    I loved it! This book has restored my faith in psychological thrillers and was a solid 5 star reading experience. It’s well-written, perfectly plotted, and riveting. I had trouble putting it down and became annoyed when life interrupted my reading – it didn't feel like >400 pages and I could have happily read it cover to cover in one sitting. Anna is a 38 year-old child psychologist with agoraphobia, who hasn’t left her home for over a year...
  • Malia
    2017-07-09
    This book got so much hype, I was wary to read it, but then I got started and couldn't put it down. The story reminded me a little of The Girl on the Train (which I thought was ok, but nothing that exciting), however, it is better written and the ending definitely more complex. I guessed a part of the mystery's solution early on, but without confirmation of my suspicions, I was nonetheless gripped until the end. Anna is a compelling character, an...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    2017-12-08
    Traveling Sisters Read by Brenda and Norma with Holly, Kaceey, Susanne, Lindsay, Jan, Kendall, and Diane We read The Woman In The Window with seven of our Traveling Sisters and we were split again into two different coulees. Some of us really enjoyed this one and were in the deep-rooted end of the rapturous murky coulee and the rest of the sisters lost in the craters of the dry coulee looking for water and a way out.THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. ...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    2018-02-01
    BRUH....HOW....WUT......IT IS LITERALLY ONLY A MONTH INTO THE NEW YEAR.All upcoming psychological thrillers will now be held at a higher standard.Gone Girl??? What's that??? Who is she cuz I don't know her.RIP.5 FUCKING STARSTwitter | Bookstagram | Youtube |
  • حسام عادل
    2018-06-17
    ليس أقسى من الوهم الذي قد نبيعه للناس، إلا الوهم الذي نبيعه بأنفسنا لأنفسنا؛ فنصدقه ونعيش عليه..!لكن صدقني، ليس هناك لحظة في الدنيا تعدل لحظة تحررك من هذا الوهم إلى الأبدكرواية جريمة مشوقة فمن المحتمل أن تعجبك، لكن لو قاسيتَ معاناة البطلة مثلما فعل...
  • Skyler Autumn
    2018-01-01
    3 Stars Dr Anna Fox suffers from an extreme case of agoraphobia, all stemming from a tragic accident that has left our protagonist Anna housebound for the past 10 months. Unable to brave the outside world Anna has developed hobbies ranging from drinking her Merlot, to watching classic films, to popping her medication like Tic Tacs, to more drinking, and to her absolute favourite activity watching her neighbours through the window. Anna has a ne...