Author: A.J. Finn
Goodreads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.97)
Published: January 2nd, 2018 | William Morrow
Anna Fox lives along – 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 Russell’s 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. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control?
My Review (5 Stars!)
I read The Woman in the Window as a buddy read with my book bestie Megan over at Coffee By The Novel. I have to take a minute to say how much I enjoy buddy reads. I love being able to share my thoughts with someone while I’m reading along.
This book took us awhile to get through. Not because it was a bad book … it was a phenomenal book. Life just got in the way for us. As all of you know… life can become pretty crazy at times with work, school, families, and outside world extremes. But we finished and this was a fantastic read. I’m sad it took me so long!
I was a little nervous starting this book only because I did not want this to turn out like The Girl on the Train. This is far from what the book is like. It starts off with a woman who has agoraphobia. An extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places. In her case, she was terrified to be in the outside world. When she did make it outside of her house, she would have panic attacks that would confine her back into her home.
This novel was definitely gut wrenching. There was a chapter I had to skim through due to not being physically able to read it. It was extremely heartbreaking the loss that Anna endures.
This book also brought a lot of WTF moments. I was completely blindsided by parts of the book that I did not see coming. This book is full of suspense, it has heart pounding moments and it’s a ride that I won’t forget. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.