Hi everyone! Thank you for popping by to check out the second review in my ‘What’s On My Nightstand’ series:) As promised from my last review this week’s book choice is a totally different genre. This psychological thriller is the newly released ‘The Woman in the Window’ by A. J. Finn.
About the Book (Synopsis from Amazon)
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 neighbours. When the Russells 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?
There was huge hype surrounding the release of this debut novel. It has been given raves reviews and five stars left, right and centre and because of this I have been really looking forward to reading it. I was excited to get stuck into a page turner that would keep me awake until two in the morning! But if I am been honest, and while I am sure I am in the minority here, I just didn’t feel that I would give it a five star rating.
Anna Fox, an agoraphobic child psychologist, who’s only connection to the real world, is through her computer and camera lens, peeping on her neighbours. I couldn’t help feel sorry for the life that she is living and my curiosity was definitely peeked to find out why she had become a recluse.
I found the constant quotes and references to old black and white films a bit repetitive, probably as they were totally lost on me, as, well I don’t watch old black and white films. Maybe those of you who do, will enjoy these references?
Although this book started off slow, there are definitely several twists that I did not see coming, which overall did make this book the thriller that it has been described as!
More About The Book
The Woman In The Window was released on January 2nd, 2018 and is the debut novel from A. J Finn. It is currently been turned into a major motion picture.
Genre: Thriller, psychological thriller, suspense
I would really love to hear your thoughts on this book if you have read it?