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 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 2 out of 5 by from Not as thrilling as I'd hoped titles like Girl on the Train were better, in my opinion
Date published: 2018-04-03
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 1/2 Stars due to slow start Here we go again....another female lead with a drug/alcohol issue. It really takes away from the experience and makes the first 100 pages drag as you wonder if this will be as bad as Girl on the Train, Woman in Cabin 10... Stick it out though and you will eventually be rewarded with a good, slightly suspenseful story. It does draw on old movies and some predictable or at least familiar premises but all characters and plot devices serve their purpose. I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with as a second novel as this does show promise.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! I got it as a gift, I started reading and must admit that the first few chapters were hard to get through! The old black and white movie references were long and boring. But let me tell you I found that you got attached to the main character quite quickly, and couldn’t put the book down for long. And the 1,2,3, punch towards 3/4 through the book wow! I was just in shock at the first one, and the rest well ... Fantastic book
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it but didn't love it! Interesting reading the life of an agoraphobic. Enjoyed the plots twists but not the best book I've read. Quick read
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo good I read this in a day - no small feat with 3 kids around. The twists made me swear out loud.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Grasping Psychological Thriller! The Woman in the Window was very well written and I had a hard time putting the book down. Like others have mentioned, some parts were a bit predictable, but the ending was definitely a big plot twist. It's very similar in nature to recent psychological thrillers, so if you like reading that genre, give this a try! Personally, I was not a fan of the ending, but nonetheless, still a captivating read.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay. I read this book for a book club this month and found it okay. Given that this is the hot genre right now, I felt I had already read it after reading similar books like The Girl on a Train, Women in Cabin 10, The Couple Next Door etc.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ummmm...not bad Okay, this book was suspenseful but at times predictable. I Liked the characters. They did a fantastic job at portraying the life of an agoraphobic. I didn’t care much for all the old movie references. I feel they used them to fill space more then anything. Overall some decent twists and an entertaining read.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I really enjoyed this book. I got so enthralled I could not put it down and read it in 1 day.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable, if somewhat predictable I'd heard the buzz about this book and thought I'd give it a try. It was a pretty light read, that I covered in a few evenings. It was entertaining, and kept my attention, however I couldn't shake the feeling that I'd seen this story somewhere else. It just felt familiar to me. It's similar in style to The Girl on The Train, and a similar plot to Rear Window. A couple of the big plot twists I figured out before they were revealed, although the ending was a surprise. This is a good vacation book, it's easy to read, doesn't make you think too much, and takes you along for a ride.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this It was a good psychological thriller. I found it a little hard to get into at the first but the ending was great!
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from was a good read good book to read, had some predicable parts in it.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book on a winter day I really enjoyed this book quite a bit, it was a great book to read on a snowy cold day when you just stay inside in your pajamas with a good book. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me... I may be the only one out there, but I just could not get into the book. Just found it boring had to stop reading even before I got mid-way. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad This was pretty good, although I did feel like some of it was a little predictable. I would still recommend it to people looking for a quick, decent read though.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Psychological thriller keeps you tense, can't stop reading.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good psychological thriller I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of this book. I could not comprehend how people could be agoraphobic, but completly did after reading this book.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful.... I loved this book...started out a bit slow but drew me in and would not let go!
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Decent Thriller Overall this book was a good read. The ending was unexpected and not at all disappointing. I did NOT see what was going to happen coming. I was disappointed how it wasn't expended on after and just abruptly ended but overall good ending. It was well written, and despite being a bigger book it was easy to read and I read it within a week. One thing I didn't like, like most of the thrillers you will find out there now a days it had the typical lead women who had a big traumatic event in her past and a substance abuse! Why oh why do they all have to be like that (i.e. Girl on the Train). If your in to books like this you will LOVE this book, if you didn't like Girl on the train, steer clear!
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book this year So far out of the dozen or more books Ive read this year, this one is the best. I find that with books in this genre ie- stranger in the house, woman in cabin 10 etc... they are all so predictable, this one kept me on my toes. Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Thrilling This was one of my favorite books I've ever read! The beginning takes a while to tell the story however it gets going, and fast! 110% recommend this book!
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This book had me hooked from beginning to end. With so many twists and unexpected turns, it was impossible to put down!
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I'm not sure why all the negative reviews on this book? If you left a negative review, please leave a comment on this post with books you recommend. I'd love to read them :) I loved this and could not put it down. It was a great story line and had a great twist :) Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read This! Whoa. The Woman in the Window got me GOOD. I’m not typically a thriller reader, but if I’m going to read one thriller a year, I’m very glad it was this one. Chillingly compelling and compulsively readable, I absolutely could not put it down. I found myself up past my bedtime turning pages, and distracted by its plot at work— to me, those are the markings of a blockbuster! #indigoemployee
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Not very good story telling for the anticipation of the book
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointing I got suckered in by the hype and am very disappointed Hate wasting my hard earned book money on bad books. Tired of reading "thrillers" where the main character is addicted to drugs/alcohol, no one believes her etc etc. Seems like this book was written over a quick weekend to get a movie deal.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from PTSD? Engaging storytelling does not make up for mediocre plot development & an unreliable 2 dimensional lead character. It's a modern day Rear Window but truth be told Hitchcock did it better! It really does not challenge the reader as it was predictable & only the ending was a surprise.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for Any Hitchcock Lover! This was such an enjoyable read and the author really puts you on an incredible ride (even if some of the book was predictable). It is a quick and easy read, chapters are kept short and I just couldn't put this down. As a big fan of any Hitchcock film, I absolutely loved the similarities between this book and Rear Window. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed this book. I read it in three days, I could not put it down. There were a few surprises. I would recommend this book.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weak Plot Construction 2.5/5 I'll start off by saying that the whole premise of an unreliable narrator in a thriller is getting to the point where I feel it's slightly overdone. That being said I gave this book 3/5 stars because there were parts of it that genuinely surprised me. I definitely didn't see the end coming in the way it did, But I did have my suspicions about certain layers of the book - the changed passcode on the phone but the saved password on the computer, Granny Lizzie (this plot line made no sense to the overarching book which is what made me question her authenticity) the fact that when her doctor is asking her about her husband and daughter and their conversations he grows increasingly concerned (I figured out what must have happened early on and after that this part of the plot line dragged). The end though - I didn't see it coming because the book was so meticulously written and the subterfuge so well crafted in a riveting plot, but rather because a lot of it came out of nowhere at the very end of the book. I feel like the author pulled together a lot of ambiguous events throughout the book to create the entire story line in the last 50 or so pages and there was no cohesion to it. I love when the twists and turns in a thriller are unpredictable but they have to actually come together at the end where you look back on the novel and realize all the small subtle clues you missed - this definitely didn't do it for me.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book!! Bought this book a few days ago, and was hooked from the very beginning. Absolutely loved it!!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from enjoyed it Glad I picked it up! It was a bit predictable but with enough twist & turns to keep it interesting.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing The story line was very weak in most areas. Very slow read until about half way through. Would not recommend this book. The only reason I read the book in its entirety is because I purchased it and was not able to return it. Save yourself the time... and money.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book I have to say, I found this book very slow going in the beginning. I almost put it down. It seemed to take a turn and I was finally hooked. Overall I would say that I enjoyed this book but I didn't love it.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointment There are a lot of good reviews for this mystery, suspenseful novel, but for me the plot didn't live up to expectations. It is underwhelming. It story is bogged down by details that slow down the story.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Glad I picked it up! It was a bit predictable but with enough twist & turns to keep it interesting. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Couldn't put it down, one of my favourite thrillers!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nope I only bought this for the hype. Was not impressed
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more I purchased this book particularly because one of the indigo staff was raving about it and said she couldn't put it down. I was a little bit disappointed because I was expecting more from it and I was able to put it down and read later. However, it was enjoyable. #plumrewards
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stupid, predictable Another character who is drunk and irresponsible and can't get her life sorted. Why is this familiar? Oh, right. The Woman In Cabin 10. This is just a rehash of the same stuff.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good one This was a good thriller. I can see a movie in the making. Even when I was reading, I began thinking of actors and actresses for the characters. Couldn't put it down
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raced through this book I really enjoyed this book, loved the character and personally I didn't see the twists coming!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good start I enjoyed the beginning of this book but then it became quite repetitive. There some great twists (!) but the end was predictable.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD! I loved this book! A bit of a slow start but, There were great twists and I did not see the ending coming!
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from it was okay not my usual type of book - the lady at the store recommended this book and talked it up.. so bought it. its been a struggle for me to finish the book.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from yes this book is awesome to read. great beginning to end! love it.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Predictable premise but some good twists & turns
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I don't typically read this type of book but because it's in production for a movie, I wanted to read the book first. Was a light read with the right amount of suspense. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok The beginning was very slow, but the pace really picked up by the second half wherein I found myself unable to put the book down. Some parts were predictable and Anna was annoying at certain times, but other than that, it was ok. Not the best thriller/mystery, not the worst.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read! Read this in one sitting...suspenseful enough to keep me going. Narrator drinks...a lot. Made me thirst for wine myself. Had one surprise moment but I guessed the ending before I got there. Very enjoyable.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from no I was reluctant to order this book but I did! I should have gone with my but feeling because a few pages into the story I was disappointed.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok The book itself is beautiful and well put together.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from curious seems like everyones enjoying it, need to buy it!!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did NOT like this book I was reluctant to order this book but I did! I should have gone with my but feeling because a few pages into the story I was disappointed. These were my thoughts: Not another story about a woman who drinks her life away while being obsessed with the lives of others. The woman who looks out the window in this novel was one of mere gloom and doom for me. She did not inspire me to continue on reading it. Life is too short to have to continue reading books that are not fulfilling for me. I have shelved this book and will not re-visit it at a later date. I am also getting fed up of seeing titles that being with A WOMAN this and A WOMAN that!!!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Predictable premise but some good twists & turns. 3.5. I feel like since Girl on a Train, everyone is trying to capitalize on the storyline of female narrators who witness a crime but are unreliable due to drug/alcohol/rx use. The premise is getting old for me. That said, I didn't predict the ending and I appreciate the layers the author weaved into the storyline. It was a good read but it didn't knock my socks off. Stronger than The Woman in Cabin Ten which had a lot of sloppy loopholes. I would recommend The Child Finder or The River at Night for thrillers that follow an unpredictable narrative.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exiting story well done very good mystery
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the nearest window i am the woman in the window, this book is written about my life
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast fun read! I devoured this in 24 hours! Delicious fun read, kept me firmly engaged! Thoroughly entertaining.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! wonderful book, would highly recommend
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was Not Expecting THAT! I could not put this down! Amazing book with a very interesting ending. Loved it from start to finish!
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! What a book!!! Brilliant!!
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good Finished this book in 2 days. Loved the characters and the plot. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read in under 24 hours I love these kinds of books, so I couldn't put it down.. I just bought it two days ago, started it yesterday, and just finished it. So many twists I may have to read it again to keep it straight. I laughed. I cried. My blood pressure was uncontrollable. I couldn't freaking believe what was happening!! Completely unimaginable conclusion. Would be a wild movie!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok read I found this book didn't keep my interest. I could put it down for days. Found it boring until the ending.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Okay, this is one of the best twisty, turny psychological thrillers I've read in a long, long time. You have got to read The Woman in the Window, the debut novel from A.J. Finn. Anna Fox is agoraphobic, unable to leave her home. She mixes alcohol with her medication and spends her days looking out her windows at her neighbourhood. Well, no that's not quite right......she spies on them, taking pictures with her camera. A new family moves in and Anna starts watching them as well. And then she sees something she shouldn't have. Or did she? Finn has created a fantastically unreliable narrator in Anna. Can we believe what she is seeing? Saying? Her reasoning is flawed and her take on things is skewed. Or is it? The supporting cast is just as unreliable. It seems everyone has their own agenda, secrets and lies. Finn deliciously unspools his story, letting us see a little more with each new chapter. Anna has a fondness for old black and white films, especially those by Alfred Hitchcock. Those familiar with his work (and especially Rear Window) will appreciate the references and the homage. I am being deliberately obtuse. I don't want to reveal too much - this is a tale you need to experience. To wonder how and why, to 'ah hahing' at each new reveal and revelation, to trying to puzzle out the final whodunit. Which will be impossible as Finn has written a labyrinth of a novel. And one that is very, very hard to put down. I absolutely loved it!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't put down I couldn't stop reading this one. What a rollercoaster ride, very thrilling.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is a must For anyone that loves a suspense this is the book for you. Once you start reading, you will have a hard time putting it down. I thought I had if figured out......I was totally wrong. I never saw the ending coming. I highly recommend reading this book. #indigoemployee
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing Great plot and characters. An engrossing read.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it You must read this book ! Finished in 12 hours got me through my sick day
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A riveting mystery A. J. Finn's "The Woman in the Window" is a suspenseful mystery which involves the reader in several twists and turns. I am an avid mystery/thriller reader and I did not expect the resolution to this mystery. The book is well written and keeps the reader's attention right to the end. A GR8 read.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So sooo good I am only currently halfway through, but I am so entrenched in this story it's insane.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Not as engaging as I had hoped
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I bought this book just yesterday and when I began to read it I couldn’t put it down. I would definitely recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-12-28

Editorial Reviews

“[A] thrilling debut novel.”