The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"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, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble--and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? 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.

Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2018
ISBN: 9780062678416
Characteristics: 427 pages


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Jan 08, 2019

very good. i did decide to read it before seeing the movie. keeps one guessing almost to the end.

DCLadults Jan 02, 2019

A New & Noteworthy Best of 2018 pick. It isn't paranoia if it's really happening. This was one of the most talked about debuts of 2018. Read it before the movie comes out!

Jan 01, 2019

This is a very good thriller and I'm not surprised that it's will be made into a movie. It gave me that old school Lifetime movie vibe.

Dec 29, 2018

Few books keep me up reading past my bedtime. This is one of those books. When a child psychologist suffering from agoraphobia, thinks she witnesses a murder in a neighboring home, she sets off a chain of events which seem to make her look crazy, but keep reading, as facts tilt and twirl in this thriller.

Dec 28, 2018

The unreliable narrator is clearly unreliable from the start, but how unreliable? Multiple twists kept me guessing until the end. Best thriller I’ve read since Gone Girl.

Dec 24, 2018

Not bad. This book reminded me a great deal of The Girl On The Train - with a main character who is an emotionally unstable alcoholic surrounding herself with less than desirable and sometimes shady secondary characters. There were a few good surprises in the book, but the naivety of the main character at the end is not quite believable. Still, this one is a good weekend or vacation read.

Hillsboro_StephanieC Dec 19, 2018

This is the follow-up to GIRL ON THE TRAIN you have been waiting for.

For me, the character of Rachel is what made GOTT such a compelling read: her desperation, her dogged determination, her inability to leave things well enough alone. Meet Dr Anna Fox, who is the same kind of wonderfully unreliable narrator. The reader -- and Anna -- is not sure who, or what, she can trust, and, combined with a pitch-perfect pace and a story so quietly and tensely plotted, WOMAN is the best kind of psychological thriller.

forbesrachel Nov 25, 2018

The story of Anna Fox is an engaging thriller that plays on our fears of isolation, mental stability, and the dangers that lie beyond the safety of our homes (specifically the neighbours). While the twists are easy to see coming, Finn's writing style still makes it exciting to watch unfold. Anna herself makes for an interesting protagonist too. As a psychologist, she is uniquely situated. She understands that the actions she is taking to deal with her agoraphobia, and trauma are not healthy, but she does them anyways. Which means that every time she tries to make a connection, or to take a step, is a victory that we can cheer for. Her innate sense of duty, and need to help others, ultimately pushes her out the door, both figuratively and literally. Between this and her flaws, she is a likeable character, with an educated, although sometimes unstable point of view. Anna's intelligence, to some degree, tricks us into agreeing with her view of matters, but her "investigation" into the Russell's, and the disappearance of the woman she met, gradually reveal how unreliable a narrator she is. Tension builds nicely along with this realization. The last thing to note about the author's style, is the good use of red herrings, foreshadowing, and especially, irony. Several major plot points are eluded too, and many end up being ironic. Overall, this is an easy one to get into, even if it is not the most surprising.

Nov 13, 2018

Intriguing and creepy so kept my interest but ultimately kind of silly, especially as it closed in on the end.

Nov 08, 2018

Great book... very suspenseful and it reads very quickly. I figured out one of the twists early on, but it didn't ruin the story for me. Excellent ending!

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Jan 01, 2019

I must have said this out loud. 'What doesn't matter?' he asks. You, I think. I don't say it. Instead I hang up.

ArapahoeMaryA Aug 23, 2018

'Help,' I shout, only it’s a whisper, creeping through my throat on tiptoe, smearing itself across my tongue. 'He-elp,' I try again; this time my teeth bite into it, sparks raining from my mouth as though I’ve chewed a live wire, and my voice catches like a fuse, explodes. I scream.

Jul 01, 2018

"As Bernard Shaw said, I often quote myself; it adds spice to the conversation. As Shaw also said, alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. Good old Shaw."

Apr 11, 2018

"Watching is like nature photography: You don't interfere with the wildlife.” - p. 4

Apr 11, 2018

“I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.”
 —Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Apr 11, 2018

“My head was once a filing cabinet. Now it’s a flurry of papers, floating on a draft.”

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