The Woman in the Window

By: A.J. Finn

“Watching is like nature photography: You don’t interfere with the wildlife.”

Meet Anna Fox. She lives alone in her New York City home, a bit of a recluse really, while her daughter is with her husband, from whom she is separated. She loves old black and white movies, and drinks drinks wine. Oh yeah, she also likes to spy on her neighbors. Enter the Russells who move across the street from Anna. The Russell family is made up of a father, mother, and son. While spying, Ann sees something that she shouldn’t, and it changes her whole world. She has trouble distinguishing reality from fantasy and can’t figure out who is in danger. Will Anna make it out of the nightmare alive?

This book started off slow for me. I was really bored reading it; I was at 13% of the book and still didn’t know the plot! Basically, this book was long for the sake of being long. The author/editor could have gotten the information presented in a shorter manner. The book also didn’t get really good until about 40% into the book. However, I still have this book 4 stars! Even though it took long to get good, when it got good, it was amazing. The chapters read and moved quickly, and there were plenty of WTF moments that I didn’t see coming. I think with some editing, this could have been a 5 star book.

For those of you who haven’t read it, you can get your copy here.