The Woman in the window by A J Finn Book Review
It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
A debut book for this author , this feels a very confidently written book and an enjoyable read. I felt it had a long build up to the main plot, but a necessary one, with good character building and story telling.
Anna an agoraphobic, watches her neighbours from the windows of her house. She is sure she witnesses a crime, but due to her fragile mental health plus the medications she is taking, many people, including the police, do not believe her. She sets about thinking of ways to persuade people and maybe even herself that she saw what see thinks she saw.
The book is full of twists and Anna’s actions coupled with her mental health were believable, it didn’t make you scream ‘oh come on she wouldn’t do that’. It has great suspense and along with Anna you never quiet know who to trust until the very end.
As many others are saying I can easily see how this book could lend itself to a movie adaptation.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.