The Woman In The Window: A Novel by A. J FinnThe Woman In The Window: A Novel by A. J Finn

The Woman In The Window: A Novel

byA. J Finn

Paperback | January 2, 2018

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“Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn

“Unputdownable.” —Stephen King

“A dark, twisty confection.” —Ruth Ware

“Absolutely gripping.” —Louise Penny

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .

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, mother, their teenaged 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? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

A. J. Finn is an American author, born in New York. Finn is a pseudonym for Daniel Mallory. He is an Oxford graduate and former book critic. He has written for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement. He is an executive editor for William Morrow. His debut novel was published i...
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Title:The Woman In The Window: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.12 inPublished:January 2, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Page Turner The novel begins with an introduction to Ana, the protagonist, who suffers from agoraphobia. When I read the descriptions of her experiencing the fear that is so much a part of her illness, I could only say "Wow!". The descriptions put the reader in Anna's mind and you are able to feel what she is felling; experience what she is experiencing. My heartbeat raced in the same rhythm as hers; and I turned the pages quickly to see how she would survive. Not only are Finn's descriptions stellar, his handling of uncovering the pieces, bit by bit, of the mystery that is both Anna and her neighbours is expertly done. I was taken by surprise more than once - and right up to the end of the story. The Woman in the Window is a quick read not because it is short, but because the reader cannot put it down. This is a psychological thriller that I would recommend without reservation.
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for the "Gone Girl" fan! Ever since reading Gone Girl I am always looking for comparable books. After a few tries this one really lived up to the suspense genre. The twists are amazing, I couldn't put it down! Will definitely keep this author in mind for the future.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dont waste ur time such a boring read!! i forced myself to finish it !! very repetitive
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the hype I had a heard time getting through this one. I found it very slow, although I did not suspect the ending. I felt like the story could have been told in 100 pages and just dragged on.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I was able to guess a little bit part way through but this book still kept my interest and it didn't take me long to read at all. I did skim some parts as I found some of the description wasn't needed.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rollercoaster Ride This book was a jaw-dropping thriller that kept me speculating throughout my entire read. The twist was unexpected but definitely brought a conclusive ending to this amazing novel.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved! This was my 1st suspense thriller that actually kept me guessing til the end. Usually I figure everything out the 1st chapter. Loved it
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A twisted thriller! I would recommend this to my friends, it is an addictive read for me. It's an exciting story and I am glad I got a chance to read it. I haven't read a book like this in a long time.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I guess I expected a little more from this one because it was hyped up a lot. To be honest, in the very first chapter, the narrator is spying on an unfaithful neighbour, and I thought that storyline would have been way better than the one it actually followed. (It never goes back to that). I found I didn't care much about any of the characters and that killed it a bit for me. It was still ok, but not a fave.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rewarding by the end but slow build-up One of the first suspense novels I've read but I love the genre. The plot moved fairly slowly and the main conflict was internal to the protagonist, which can be bothersome since it makes the reader feel as though there isn't any conflict, the author just isn't revealing the information. But by the end, the twists are worthwhile and definitely not expected!
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read, expected better with all the hype Although there was one twist in the book that had me gasp aloud, I was still expecting much more with all the hype. Good read, just not quite what I expected.
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from what a read A bit slow at the beginning but really picks up for the second half, couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twists and Turns! The beginning of the book was very dry and long but every little detail is important when the end unfolds. I thought I had the ending figured out and then the plot did a 180!!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must-read thriller! Definitely an awesome thriller that lived up to the hype! I would have given it 5 stars however it moved just a bit too slow for me in the beginning so I wasn't able to fully get into it until at least ⅓ to ½ into the book. Great characters and story-telling - will be interesting to see how they translate that into a movie!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW! Such a great book! I did not see the twist coming at the end!!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read! This was such a page turner. Very great book. I enjoyed the story and couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One word: WOW!!!!! I crushed this book on a slow day at work! I just could not put the book down. Ever since Girl on A Train, people have been all over the idea of an unreliable female character who witnesses something terrible, but due to mental illness and addictions, they are not believed. I am SO over that fad but this book easily found it's way into my list of favourites. Some parts were predictable, but I was still left shocked and surprised, often saying "NO WAY!?" Forget the lower star reviews and give this one a try!!
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Amazing, Twisty Thriller I've been seeing this book everywhere for a while now, and since I'd heard quite a few good things about it, I thought that it was worth checking it out. This book starts out like a pretty standard thriller with some agoraphobia thrown in there, but then it just keeps going. You think everything's going to come together, and then it falls apart again. There came a point where I honestly thought that the main character was just making things up.  This book is beautifully put together, and it handles some mental health areas very well, despite using them to serve the thriller plot. It helps Anna become a wonderful, unreliable narrator, but is still respectful of her situation. It made for one hell of a journey. All in all, this was a great thriller, and it kept me trying to figure out what the hell was going until the big reveal at the end of the story. If you enjoy thrillers, unreliable narrators, and family dramas, you should definitely check out The Woman in the Window!
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful Read I loved this novel through and through. Great writing by A.J Finn, with twists and turns. I really liked the idea of a woman watching from a window and getting gossip from not being able to go outside. It gave character new perspectives on how people see things. Great write, easy to read, kept you wanting to read, excellent novel and would highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I usually guess the ending to these books but wow the twist in this one was crazy and so unexpected!
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED I’m not typically the one to re-read books, but I can see myself picking this one up again in the future. It’d be so interesting to dive back in now that I know the ending so I could revel in my newfound dramatic irony. This book is for anyone and everyone. If you can read, you should go pick up The Woman in the Window. After you’re done reading it, give it to your friend so they can read it too. And then give it to everyone in your family, and your co-worker as well, and maybe your dog while you’re at it. I promise none of you will regret investing yourself into Anna’s story.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short, but good! I actually enjoyed this book! It's short, so great for a quick read. Slightly predictable, but not in a way that you know exactly what's going to happen from the first few pages. I'd recommend as a good beach book!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This This book is similar to The Girl on the Train. If you loved that you will love this for sure! Some great twists that kept me reading!
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN! Love, love, loved this book. Can’t wait for his next one.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read in One Go! the plot is a bit predictable in the long list of this genre right now. But there are some great twists and turns which keeps you hooked. I did end up reading this within 2 days and I found that it kept the story fresh, otherwise I would have forgotten details which I felt I should have remembered, but I didn't.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good summer read This book is an easy read with a few interesting twists. If you liked "The Girl on the Train" I think you'll also enjoy this story.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 'Twisty page turner .." I love the term 'twisty' as this book certainly provided that. I did not guess the significant 'twist' and slammed my book shut when I finally read the words describing it. I normally only get to read in bed, which means a few paragraphs or pages only, per night. But, this one I took time to bring it with me on walks by the water, and would sit to read for a good hour because I wanted to find out more...
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit of the same old... I purchased this book while looking for a thriller to read. While it is a good enough book, it didn't quite meet my expectations which was a unique story line. Worth reading if you love the psychological thrillers, but wouldn't be my first pick.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! I received this as a gift and it was a great read! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great read - couldn't put it down on vacation and got through it in 2 days!!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! High Recommend! I brought the book because I knew it was being made into a movie! Really good book. Worth the read!
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Vacay Read The book had some good twists. It was hard to get into it at first - but overall an enjoyable read at the beach
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprise Ending I thought the book had some great twists and turns in it. At times it was a little predictable, but the ending was a surprise, so made it worth the read! A great summer beach read.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Didn't Deliver Personally I thought it almost followed the same format as the Woman in Cabin 10 hence the title. It was very slow at the beginning and had to too much to take in by the end. I didn't expect the plot twist regarding the husband and daughter but the suspense was not too exciting the description of events I like to be built up in layers not jammed together at the end of the novel. The narrative was interesting at times but not my cup of tea overall didn't feel like it flowed properly and tired of women portrayed weakly then suddenly become the heroine of the story.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT! I bought this book for a vacation and wasnt able to put it down!
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings While reading I was always waiting for something more. It was filled with twists and turns but almost hard to follow and a little repetitive.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good beach read Overall, this was a good summer read. I thought some of the plot twists were predictable/familiar, but the ending was a surprise.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read It took me a bit to get into the book but once I did I enjoyed it, lots of twists.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good twists!! If you love this genre (Gone Girl, Girl on a Train) of unreliable narrators, this is another gem for you! I did find some of the plot points predictable but still got surprised in the end!!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Must Read #plumreview I did get to meet the author of the book. Reading the book and meeting the author was one complete experience. A good thriller.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read It is hard to find a good thriller lately that is impossible to put down. This book was easy to read and it did keep me interested. There were a couple of unexpected twists but it became a little predictable about half way through. I did really enjoy it and would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good I had high expectations when I started reading this as a few people had said the ending was SO good. I thought it was OK. A good novel through and through but the ending didn't surprise or astound me so I was left feeling like it could have been better.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved the suspense but too much filler I liked this book, I would've loved it if it weren't for the constant mention of old movies which had no significance to the story. I often skimmed over those parts, which is not something I usually do while reading it's just that it was too much. The twists were unpredictable and the suspense kept me reading right to the end, which didn't disappoint!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like this book Read through this rather fast, it was predictable but I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did all of my co-workers. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best, very similar to other psychological thrillers It’s hard for me to review this book. It was very difficult to get into (the first 150 pages are very very slow), and had me questioning the plot and waiting for the big “twist”. That being said I finished the book within 24 hours. The ending had a huge plot twist which wasn’t expected, although some of the turns along the way I was able to piece together. Overall a dark book, and the protagonist reminded me much of the main character in The Girl on the Train.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read but Predictable I did enjoy this book but I found some the events a bit cilche and predictable. I read it in less than a week. It was a page turner. The book almost feels familiar.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay a lady at my local book store recommended this book to me. It sounded great but then I just couldn't get that into it. It took me a little longer to read as I would put it down and pick it back up a day or two later. Interesting story but very slow read.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite Read This book is amazing, I finished it in half a day as I couldn't put it down! So many twists, you'll never expect the ending. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Loved it! Cool twists that I didn't see coming truly really cool.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great #plumreview Loved this book! So many unexpected twists and usually i guess a lot in books so this was great. Did not wanna put it down.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read It was a good, somewhat suspenseful read. Through most of it I was wondering if she actually saw what she did. At times I found the story could be a bit wordy but I was still intrigued by the main character. I was somewhat surprised by the ending. It's an entertaining read.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book - A Must-Read I bought this book for some summer reading and, granted it's quite long at 427 pages, but the plot is so well written, with many unexpected twists that it's hard to put the book down! You can easily get caught up in the suspense.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Great thriller, with lots of interesting twists and turns! It is a bit difficult to engage with the story in the beginning, but once you're in, it's very difficult to put the book down! Overall a great read for thriller-lovers.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A psychological suspense thriller What was so interesting about this book is that you could not escape being inside the main character's head. Anna's mental state and thoughts grip you and never let you go. Anna is trapped in her home, looking out the window, is agoraphobic, drunk and abusing prescription drugs. The reader is held within these confined spaces along with her while never knowing what is real or imagined. When she ventures outside it is so disturbing, and as much as you want her to 'be out in the world', as the reader I wanted her back in the safety of her very unsafe world, which of course is so unhealthy, but that is how good the writing and storytelling was. You continually question the reality of every character. This was a page-turner that I thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to more from this author.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twists and Turns This book kept me wanting to read more and more- the twists and turns. The characters are well developed and the setting perfect! Each chapter leads to questions and then answers/explanations that I couldn't have guessed. I look forward to reading more from this author
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book It has a slow start. The first half of the book is an introduction of all the characters and kinda missing the story line, but after the second half you don´t want to put the book down. And that twisting ending, Wow.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book I enjoyed this book. I especially loved the surprise twist ending!
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book of 2018 I've read! Wasn't sure about this book when I first started it but I had heard so many good things, I needed to read it. It started a bit slow for me but pulled me in. What a great psychological thriller with twists and turns you'd never expect!
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of 2018's best This is probably the best book I've read this year and I've recommended it to everyone. Read it before the movie comes out!
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I really enjoyed reading this book! Definitely in for a surprise twist in the end!! It is that perfect thriller novel that is easy to read, avoids redundancy, and doesn't add unnecessary details/storylines. I did guess one of the twists which always bugs me a little otherwise I would have given it 5 stars! But definitely worth a read
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite book of 2018! Wow - what a way to start off 2018! I absolutely LOVED this book! Finn’s writing was electric, intense, and so personable with the way he wrote Anna Fox’s character. The entire plot is so complex, and so different that you really are on “the edge of your seat” while reading this novel. Regardless of Fox’s agoraphobia & apparent PTSD from a traumatic incident from her past, the way Finn writes her story and even presents the dialogue is so relatable, that I began to understand Anna and even think of her as a friend?! Every chapter is as suspenseful as the last, and it was so, so hard to put this read down!
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I devoured this book in one sitting. For once I didn't guess the twist and the ending really had my heart pounding. I wish there were more novels from AJ Finn I could read!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I think maybe my hopes were a little too high when I picked up this book. The first half was dragging and I wasn't pulled into the story. I do have to say I didn't see the twist coming and I was very impressed with the ending.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book recently bought and finished this book within a few days. Loved the writing, very similar vibe to Girl on the Train and books by Clare Mackintosh. Great read for the twisty turny novel lover
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I got this book a couple weeks ago and once I started reading it I could not put it down. It draws you in and once you think you got the mystery solved another twist is thrown at you.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kept Me Guessing This book draws you in, sinks its claws into you, and doesn't let go. Just when I thought I figured out the mystery, another twist hit me. A must read!
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Moly! I couldn't put this book down, and I read so many of these kinds of books I thought I had it figured out, but twist after twist it kept me on my toes! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On edge the whole time! Keep me on edge and wondering what was going to happen next!
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! Although many of the reviews deem this predictable, I was pretty mind blown by all the twists in this novel. This is one of the best thrillers I have read in awhile. I would recommend to anyone who likes this genre!
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent story I finished this book in only a couple of hours. It is an easy read and it does grab your attention. That being said I don't think it lived up to the hype that surrounds it. It was good, but nothing special. I would recommend it for someone looking for a quick, easy read.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent enough I enjoyed the story, it’s a decent enough thriller, but like quite a few others here in the review section I did not find that it lived up to all the crazy hype. I would still recommend this novel for someone who wants an easy read though.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! This book really is reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I really enjoyed the characters and the focus on mental health. It was a quick read, but very enjoyable. One of the best I have read in a while.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick Easy Read Base premises/set up isn't necessarily unique with the female unreliable narrator but execution was good and the novel moved nicely. I enjoy a good unreliable narrator novel as long as the rest provides interest and this one did. A good quick read.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Juicy Enjoyed this book! Little slow in some parts, confusing in others and unexpected but good story.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book! It was a very slow read in the beginning, but once it got going it was hard to put down. The ending was a big surprise and very unexpected!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good book Couldn't put it down no matter how tired I was and how late it got. This book kept me riveted. Thrilling and suspenseful. Just when I thought Id figured out what was going on… I found I had no clue. Great character development, and story.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put this book down!! 10/10 recommend for anyone who loves dark, twisty thrillers. So good I stayed up way to late as I could not force myself to put the book down.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow story This book didn’t live up to the hype for me. I was expecting an amazing thriller, but I didn’t understand the excitement. Anna was a very annoying character for me. She took tons of pills and mixed them with alcohol, but she was a psychologist, so she should have known better. The whole story was based on wondering if she was imagining things or not, and all those stimulants didn’t help her case. Really, there weren’t any likable characters in this book. The Russels were furious with her, though their son, Ethan, would speak to her. And even the police were rude and jumped to conclusions. It was frustrating to read. I don’t want to give away the ending for those who haven’t read it yet, so I won’t give my comments on that. I guessed what was happening before it was said. I knew what happened to Anna’s family, and the solution to Jane Russel’s identity ended up being the first thing I thought of when I read it! The thing about figuring out this mystery is to look at what’s being said, and more importantly what’s not being said. The last couple of chapters were pretty exciting, but unfortunately, the rest of the book was frustrating so I didn’t enjoy it.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down I don't usually read thriller type novels, but i couldn't put this one down. Amazing read, lots of good twists
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic The story starts off somewhat slow - But I promise you that once it picks up, you will not be able to put it down!!!
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll look forward to your daily chance to read it! I had been struggling to find a book that I looked forward to reading, and this finally fulfilled what I was looking for! You get lost in Anna Fox's thoughts, and you keep wanting to read more. Unlike a lot of books like this, the author doesn't ramble on in the character's thoughts, but keeps you interested. Really enjoying this book! Definitely recommend for those who love a good thriller! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spine-Chilling Thriller! Honestly this novel was slow at first but then picked up around 100 pages in. This was one of the best thrillers I have read due to many twists that I did not expect at all. It was very lively and interesting which had me at the edge of my seat with every page turned. It’s not a typically, predictable story line that I’ve come across in other books which is was very refreshing and different. Since the chapters are short I found myself keep saying "Just one more chapter. Just one more chapter" and eventually finishing the novel in 2 days. I am very glad I discovered A.J Finn through this well written book and I cannot wait to continue reading his literature in his future works.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! This book was well done, I really enjoyed it, but I also would not say it's the best thriller I have ever read. A couple twists I didn't see coming! Overall a really good thriller.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it couldn't put it down. so dark and twisty you'll keep on reading
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! Very engaging, enigmatic, and thought provoking. A great psychological thriller full of suspense, character revelations, and cathartic moments.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! Couldn't put this book down from start to finish. Was not expecting the ending, which was the best part!! A must read.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved!!! Such an amazing plot that leaves you satisfied yet wanting more. Literally don't see any of it coming. Could not put down till the very last period! Can't praise this book enough. If you're a fan of psychological thrillers and mystery, this is the book for you. A.J. Finn is a new author who came out with a bang.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finished in two days! This book was such a great read and I was surprised with it being the first time I have heard of the author. Definitely going to read some more of their work! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! A lovely book by A.J. Finn. Captivating and always kept you on your toes, it was very hard to put down.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great thriller This book was fantastic. Lots of twists and turns, and keeps you on the edge of your seat making you want to know what happens next. Definitely a must read.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A page turner I love reading psychological thrillers and this one did not disappoint. There were twists that I did not see coming and the ending was surprising. A real page turner that was hard to put down.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to put down Started this book and couldn't put it down. A very good read.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good read! One of the best books I've read in a while! Twists keep you guessing throughout.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hooks you! You were hooked right from the first chapter! Short chapters, suspenseful and intricate story line. If you read lots of thrillers you will likely be able to predict what will happen towards the end, but nonetheless a great book!
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED this book At first I was not sure if i'd like the book, but then holy smokes!! It got good, REALLY! REALLY GOOD! It's definitely a psychological thriller, I couldn't put it down, I devoured this book in one sitting. The main character Anna, is a former child psychologist who is suffering from agoraphobia and can't leave her house, so she watches her neighbors lives through her camera lens, one night she witnesses a stabbing, she swears she did. Unfortunately no one, not the cops, her estranged husband, her doctor, no one believes her. She is a highly medicated drunk, it must be delusions and hallucinations. This book has been compared to The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, I agree on the similarities, but overall The Woman In The Window had a little more thriller factor for me.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I really enjoyed this book. It was a page turner for me, couldn't put it down !!!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful Great book. Lots of twists and turns and full of suspense. Has a slightly slow start but when it takes you on a ride! One of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great twists I really enjoyed this book. It had some great twists that I wasn't expecting. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit disappointed I did not enjoy this book as much as I had anticipated but it was still a good read. It was not until nearly 2/3 through where things picked up for me. The story has twists, most of which I had not seen coming but was not invested in the story until nearly the end.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! A good, thrilling book that is very hard to put down.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! One of the best books I've read in a while; I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it in two days! It's light reading and it's a little bit on the shorter side, but definitely worth buying on sale.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chilling I'm not a big fan of thriller, but this one is good, it made me anxious and on edge just reading it. I got so into it that it made my heart beats so much faster while reading it.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it! I enjoyed the book very much! A page turner for me.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a solid read ! I got to admit that I did enjoy this book quite a bit! It was interesting to read this book through the narration of Anna. It was a very easy read with some shocking twists. Definitely would recommend it to others!
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read, tries a bit too hard, nothing spectacular I enjoyed reading the book, but didn't find it to be the thrilling psychological rollercoaster that some people are proclaiming it as. It makes me wonder whether this is the only book these people have read in years.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable read. Good thriller I truly did enjoy this book. As someone called it "A Popcorn thriller". I enjoyed the premises of this story. Anna Fox, main character was a child psychologist with a psychological disorder herself. This was an interesting twist. She suffered from agoraphobia. I like her as a narrator. Characters were developed just enough. I could not put it down, although that was more out of curiosity then thrill. But really liked the twists and turns. Yes I would recommend it.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gripping until the end! I very much enjoyed this book! I highly recommend it for people who enjoyed Gone Girl and Girl On The Train!
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad It kept my interest even though it was a bit predictable. Not the best thriller/mystery book that I've ever read but it's not bad. Would still recommend it.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Phenomenal book! It took about 50 pages for me to get into it but then I was hooked!
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I bought this book a few months ago and I'm glad I finally got the chance to read it! I love reading thrillers and this one was no exception. Lots of twists and turns, making the book hard to put down. Would highly recommend! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent another female lead thriller in the bag. easy read if you're in the market for a thriller.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this Really enjoyed the book. Had to put it down a few times to think about what I'd just read, which is a good thing for a thriller! Ending was predictable, but i still believe it's worth the read! :)
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put down this book I haven't had time to read in a couple months, but this was the first book I picked up when I finally started reading again. It was so good, I read the entire book in one sitting. It was such a page-turner!! I think I read somewhere that it's currently in the process of being turned into a movie and I will for sure watch it if it does come out! The suspense in this book is so good,10/10 would recommend anyone who loves psychological thrillers to read it!!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great The perfect thriller. Hard to put down. Great read.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! this is a really good book, I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Read At first this reminded me of "Girl On The Train" but this was much better and more suspenseful. I loved all the twists and turns that kept me on my toes.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this! By far the best book I've read this year. I was SHOCKED by the suspense and the events unfolding. Recommend this book to all.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book A wonderful book, great to read but could not put this book down!
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from twists i didn't see coming! I loved this book. it had twists that I definitely didn't see coming.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good This book had a very slow beginning and as I was trying to decide whether to ditch the book, it picked up. A few twists and turns make it worthwhile. While it will never be a classic, it makes for a decent summer read.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unexpected twist Couldnt put this book down. The twist in the end is so good, recommoned for sure
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Slow paced. Some of the chapters felt like they didn't belong. Too much like The Girl on the Train.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this I am often disappointed when I think a book is goi g to be great but this book was fantastic. While some of the plot twists were predictable it really threw me off in a lot of ways. Excellent read.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good quick read Enjoyed this book, a quick read. You feel for the main character and her daily struggles. A real twist at the end. Good Holiday Read.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Page Turner! keeps you guessing until the very end! A fantastic page turner. Finn is a very captivating writer.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless Wow, words can't even begin to describe how wonderful this book was. Just when you think that you have an idea of how it's going to play out, there's a turn of events. Absolute psychological thriller. Must read if you like mystery and excitement !
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay But just......okay. Predictable characters, not many unexpected twists to the plot. hard pass.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! Although I am tiring of the classic drunk/lost/lonely female protagonist I did find this book very enjoyable. While some of the twists were predictable, many of them did take me by surprise. I found the character development was very well done and enjoyed the perspective of the narrator.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth reading I have been really into the "Gone Girl" / "Girl on the Train" genre for a little while and this book, while not as good as those two, was still exciting and worth the read.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Woman in the Window The beginning of the book was a little slow. I didn't really start getting into the book until about halfway through, it finally started to get interesting at this point. Then I read chapter 73 and could not put the book down after that. It sucked me right in and I just HAD to know what was going to happen next. Great book once to get passed the slow part.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I have no idea what all the hype is about. Very boring read. It took me a few weeks to read this book because I always wanted to pick up any other book instead of forcing myself to read this one. There was nothing keeping my attention and I feel like I’ve heard this story so many times before. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed this I enjoyed this book a lot. It definitely lived up to the hype for me. There were a few spots where Anna annoyed me to no end, but given her circumstances I understand it. A.J. Finn did a really good job with this story, where he gave you just enough to keep you guessing and then making you think you know something, to turning the next page and realizing that you were no where near close. And I'm usually very good at guessing the outcomes of thrillers, but no, I didn't see half the twists that came in this book. And the last quarter of the book, definitely had my heart rate speeding up just a tad. All in all a very good read that I would recommend to others.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of Twists! Tons of twists you don't see coming. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. The first little bit of the book I found a little boring but when it picks up it REALLY picks up.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed I really enjoyed this book mostly because I liked the main character... The situation she was in was different and made it interesting. The actual "mystery" however fell a little flat for me especially the ending... I found it to be a bit predictable and not as "wow" as I was expecting? I was expecting a bit more I think but overall it was an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nail-biting, gut-wrenching, tear-jerking, strikingly original thriller A nail-biting, gut-wrenching, tear-jerking, strikingly original thriller. The care and mastery with which author AJ Finn evidently crafted his characters easily eclipse that of most authors in this genre.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! The book takes a little while to get into as the introduction is very detailed however this book is amazing! I could not put it down and had to finish the same day :) It is not your standard predictable thriller read.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! This book a bit to get into reading but once I was in I was hooked and could not put it down until I reached the surprise ending at 5AM. It is similar to the Girl on The Train.....but that did not take anything away from a good read... and a good nap later in the day to catch up on lost sleep while reading...
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book I really enjoyed reading this novel. Some parts of the novel reminded me of Girl on the Train. The ending was not what I expected.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from slow start not boring to begin but it takes a while for the real drama to start #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10 AMAZING I absolutely love this book. This is the very first thriller book that I ever read and it got me hooked. Honestly, I would recommend this to anyone. It was definitely not straight-forward all of the time because the main character would describe things about her life but then later in the book it would explain sort of what actually had happened so it gives you a different sense of what's going on inside of her mind in terms of having internal conflicts about things of that happened in her past and what's going on right now. I did not suspect the ending to turn out the way it did which had me so excited because I was totally blindsided by how clever it was. I think it was very well-written and never wanted to put it down. Everything was not as it seemed, for the main character nor myself. I think this novel is similar to "Girl On a Train" (though I've never actually read that novel I have only seen the movie) in the sense that you get to learn a lot more about the person than how other people see them. You know all along that this person has a clear head despite their struggle with the abuse of alcohol AndThe things that they see it did, in fact, happen it's just that outsiders view them in a different way so they believe that they are making it up or they could, in fact, be the ones who caused the situation to occur. Get had a very enlightening ending and it's nice to see someone get better as a person as a result of the incidences that occurred to them. Overall, I truly did enjoy this book and sometime from now, I guarantee I will be reading it again. I really look forward to seeing what else A.J. Finn has in store for us readers.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great end at first when i started this book it was hit and miss for many parts of it but i'm really glad i stuck with reading it as i really enjoyed the ending
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW! Took me a little bit to get into it but then I wasn't able to put it down. Great great read for fans of this genre.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow start... Interesting story but it took me until about 2/3 of the way through the book to actually get into the story and want to finish it quickly.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Great book, wasn't disappointed. Although it became somewhat predictable midway through the book, the details of the truth only get unraveled at the end. Finished it in 2 days.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh If you read girl on the train and have watched a fair amount of Hitchcock and old cinema, you will probably find this as predictable as I did. Easy read but too long.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great suspense Great read though I thought that things got revealed bit too early.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The storyline as many other reviews mention, really does mirror some of the other recently hyped thrillers ie. the unstable protagonist doubting whether she has really witnessed something or not. Despite this familiarity, I think it was really well written. There was at least one unexpected twist for me. I will read the author's next book.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Predictable, boring Rehash of Girl on the Train, which was a rehash of other books... lame
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Started off well Loved the broken protagonist. Loved the entrapment. Found the ending rushed and like it was hitting it's readers over the head trying to explain the antagonist's character/reasoning. Sad, because I really enjoyed the novel until the truth was revealed.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Thrilling, original, and suspenseful! Very well written and I couldn't put it down
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nothing New Here, But Enjoyable Regardless I’ve been reading a lot of books that are incredibly heavy in content as of late, and it was time for a thriller to mix things up – my version of lightening the mood. A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window was the perfect book to get me into a different head space. I feel like I understand the place that Finn was coming from in writing an agoraphobic character, and after learning about his life experience it’s easy to see that there is a lot of himself in the book, which I love. Anna, once a successful child psychologist, is agoraphobic – she cannot leave her apartment. A tragic event is alluded to, but we don’t learn the heartbreaking truth until much later on. Living alone, Anna relies on grocery delivery to take care of her necessities. Anna also relies on her red wine delivery, clearly a little too much. Anna spends time exploring the world through the lens of her camera – her window is her access to an outside she cannot bear to face. When a new family moves in across the street, Anna watches them through her window and soon witnesses a horrific act of violence, forcing her out of her apartment. Anna desperately pleas for the police to investigate the crime, but between her agoraphobia and the wine bottles strewn about her apartment, they police are quick to dismiss her story. This was a fun and absorbing thriller, but something didn’t fully click for me. I think it just felt sort of familiar – like this has all been done before, many times over. This book certainly follows the Gone Girl trend – lots of twists and turns with an unreliable female narrator. I wish Finn didn’t make Anna a borderline alcoholic – though she suffered tragedy, her agoraphobia would have sufficed as her coping mechanism. Was the alcoholism added in to have the reader question her mental state? I just didn’t see the point. Either way, I had a lot of fun with this book and know it will make a great movie. Finn is a unique guy and I can tell he put a lot of heart into this one, I will certainly pick up his next book. This was about a 3.5 star read for me, but I rounded up :)
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing! Wonderful to enjoy more literate and expressive writing than is usually the case with many thrillers these days...a very well written page turner with satisfying twists.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ....till the end. I really enjoyed this book, but I have to admit, I had my suspicions about the ending. Not as much of a surprise as I like. Good beach /summer read.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Read My friend let me borrow this book because she absolutely loved it, and I felt the same! Could the writing be better? Absolutely. However, the book was enticing from start to finish. I finished the entire book within a day. Some twists were very predictable, but the largest one hit me like a tonne of bricks! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not bad Not quite in the vein of girl On the Train etc, but is still interesting in it's own right. i felt it could have ended quicker and some parts felt drawn out. worth a read if only to keep up with the hype.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice thriller I started reading a lot of suspense and thrillers after Gone Girl, and haven't quite found anything that's come close. This is a close match. Some parts of the book felt a bit drawn-out and repetitive, but I later realized that was intentional (I can't say too much without giving the story away). Overall, a great read and I'd taken one star off my review as I felt the ending was a bit abrupt - wished the author wrote more to wrap up the story.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I bought this randomly, on a trip out of town and I finished it really fast. I said "What the F#@$" out loud soo many times.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Birthday gift I got this specific book for my friends birthday because she loves chapters and books of course, and she absolutely loved this book, she said it was hands down one of the best books she's read in a while and i think i might give this one a go too, just so many choices and so little time
Date published: 2018-03-02

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