• Sushma Ramesh

Book Review- The Woman in the Window By A. J. Finn

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Hi All,

How is everyone doing? How is the mid week vibes for you all? As for me its going really good so far! 😀 I am back with another book review today and its from an Author called as A. J. Finn(which is a pen name of Dan Mallory). Read on to know more about the book and my thoughts on it 🙂




  1. Book name: The woman in the window

  2. Author: A.J.Finn

  3. Publishers: HarperCollins

  4. Genre: Fiction thriller

  5. Price: 399 Indian Rupees

  6. Available on: Amazon and Flipkart.


Summary:

What did she see? It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbors. When the Russell’s move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?


About the Author:


A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn’s debut novel, the Woman in the Window, has been sold in thirty-eight territories worldwide and is in development as a major motion picture from Fox. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City.


My take on the book:


Anna Fox, a former child psychologist suffers from Agoraphobia because of which she is scared to get out of her house. She uses her camera to take pictures of her neighbors and soon she encounters the Russel’s family. Something happens in the Russel’s family which only she knows (and believes ) and she is determined to uncover the truth! will she be able to succeed? will she be able to make others believe her truth? will she be able to believe herself while discovering the truth? To get answer to all these questions, you gotta read the book 😉


I took up this book after finishing ‘The silent patient’ (review is already up for this book on my blog) and I must say, it was a very slow plot-line. It was dragging and there were many unnecessary chapters in my opinion. but when the first twist occurs, the book takes up the speed. despite all this, the book had many parts that I did not see it coming and there also happened one worth reading climax! I simply loved the ending part ! I loved Anna’s character on how she does consultation online to other agoraphobics and uses her psychologist facts in her thoughts and discussion. Overall it was an OK book to me but I would rate it more just for its brilliant climax!


My ratings: * * * 1/2


Would I recommend this book?


Yes only for its Climax!


And guys, good news is that the book is getting a movie adaptation starring Amy Adams , Julianne Moore and will be released in 2020. How exciting is that? so even if you don’t give this book a try, do watch the movie once it is released! 🙂


#BookReview #harpercollins #thegeekybookreader #thriller