Friday, February 5, 2021

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Author:  A.J. Finn
Original title:  The Woman in the Window
Pages: 414
Edition Language: Russian
Series: no
Format: e-book
Genres: Thriller

       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 and 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.

My thoughts: 
      In this book, you're following a psychologist who went through something traumatic that left her agoraphobic and an alcoholic. Sadly the mysteries with unreliable narration are in trend and that makes them really predictable. With every twist you know that there is not everything as it seems and it is obvious that the author is throwing us in a different direction. So, however, good the story might be, the predictability of the structure is stealing the enjoyment. The big reveal at the end left me feel kind of meh as well, it was a bit too sick for me. 
     I liked the atmosphere, though; the author managed to create this claustrophobic environment that I felt like grabbing a bottle of red wine as well.



  1. I really liked that one, yes for how she created the atmosphere.
    Actually, you don't seem to know, but apparently, it plagiarized another thriller. See here the excellent post on that:

    1. wow, thank you! It is so important to uncover such things.