Wow, where can I begin with this book? There is just SO much that happens in it, and it is safe to say right now that this would have to be the best book I have ever read. I was so engaged throughout the whole thing, just wanting to know what would happen next!
This weeks book is:
The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn
Can I just say, I didn’t realise that this book was written by a male, I would never have guessed it as the main character is a female. This book was beautifully written and is an absolute must-read if you haven’t read it already. Most of the books I end up reading are by females (by coincidence) so this was a bit different for me. This book was also one of the longest ones I’ve read, almost 500 pages on Apple iBooks, so it took me quite some time to read, but I loved every page and chapter.
Now, let’s go through the blurb of the book.
“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 happy times, and spying on her neighbours.
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 on 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 is seems.”
So basically, Anna’s mental health is so bad that she cannot leave her house. If she does, she enters extreme panic to the point that she passes out. She has been like this for 10 months since a traumatic incident occurred. She is on lots of medication (she shouldn’t be drinking alcohol with these but this doesn’t stop her) and sees a psychologist that comes to her home. Everything else comes to her home too, so she doesn’t need to take a step outside.
Yes, her mental health is bad, but she is actually a child psychologist that works from home and talks to people via a forum/chat room on the internet. As long as she is at home safe, she is ok.
I believe this is set in New York, so she is surrounded by lots of apartments and can see everything going on through her windows.
So many surprising twists and turns happen in this book – I predicted something half way through and turned out I was completely correct, it did take me a while to realise this conclusion though and I was still surprised when I found out – I was also happy that I was correct!
The genre of this one is thriller, suspense, psychological thriller, mystery and urban fiction.
I definitely give this book a massive 10/10!
A definitely must-read for 2019!
About the author
A.J Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement (UK). A native of New York, Finn lived in England for 10 years before returning to New York City.
Thanks for checking out my review, and I really hope this has persuaded you to read this book!