In this dark and intriguing tale penned by debut book author A.J. Finn, we meet Anna Fox. A woman dealing with agoraphobia and fearful to leave her New York City apartment. She frequently peers through the windows of her neighbors to find her entertainment which she couples with a love of old movies and a stiff drink. Until one night she sees something dangerous that puts her life at risk. Through the remainder of the story, we find Anna’s secrets contribute to the complexity of the event she witnessed. Or did she? This tale will take you on a wild ride, trying to figure out what really happened and gasping when reaching each plot twist and turn.
This was my first choice after signing up for the Book of the Month and it did not disappoint! The Book of the Month club is a subscription-based service that delivers a book of your selection to your doorstep monthly. The best part? An entertaining form you complete when you sign up to align book selections with your taste in literature. And of course, receiving the book (or multiple books if you desire) each month!
The story offered a sense of mystery that I enjoyed. The pages kept anticipation intact wondering what will happen next and what more there is to discover. The back and forth of whether the incident was authentic kept me reading well past my bedtime, falling asleep with nightmares of what it would feel like to be locked in a house by your own accord.
The ending left me hopeful for more. While I was pleased with how the book ended after 427 pages, read in a span of three weeks, I wanted an extension of sinister character subjects with a wide view of what led them to be this way. I found that attribute to be a bit cliché but all in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
For its innovation and compelling can’t-get-enough, I give the book 5 out of 5 stars.
If you enjoyed THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, you may also enjoy:
Love You More by Lisa Gardner
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
From the book jacket: “A.J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literacy Supplement (UK). A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City.”
This book was published by William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
* The views and opinions expressed via Kelly Brock Nutrition are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the book author and publisher.