Recently my niece sent me The Woman in the Window by A J Finn. I haven’t read any of his books before but I was reassured that I would love this one.
What did she see?
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
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?
Talk about gripping!
I would not want to be in Anna’s shoes. It is hard enough that nobody believes her but then she starts doubting herself. Is she going mad? Is it the meds? Is it the drink? There is only one way to find out the truth and that requires her to step out of her comfort zone literally. Can she do it?
Anna’s character really kept me turning those pages. I had no idea that one person could go through so much. A.J. Finn really puts you there in the house, in the neighbourhood.
The best kind of books are those that make you react whether with a sudden intake of breath, a gasp of NO, tears and or anger without you even realising it. This is one of those books!
Every chapter, and there are 100 of them, has something in it which keeps you wondering what on earth can happen next.
If you haven’t guessed I really enjoyed The Woman in the Window and will be looking out for more of A.J.Finn.
I recommend this to anyone who loves a good thriller with a twist.
A. J. FINN lived in England for many years before returning to his native New York. His debut novel, The Woman in the Window, has been published in more than forty languages and sold millions of copies worldwide.