The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

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"It isn't paranoia if it's really happening ... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062678416
0062678418
Branch Call Number: FIC FINN
Characteristics: 427 pages ; 24 cm

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A wildly successful novel of psychological suspense about an agoraphobic woman who witnesses a terrible crime through her window, told through intricate plotting and gripping suspense. Starring Amy Adams, the movie is set for theatres 5/15/2020.

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SnoIsleLib_MarieB Jun 04, 2019

You'll be reminded of Hitchcock's "Rear Window" while reading this suspenseful story about an agoraphobic woman.

What do you do if you can’t leave the house? Spy on your neighbors, of course. Don’t look too closely, or you might see something you wish you hadn’t. This taut psychological thriller had me hooked from page one. Suggested by Marie B.


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Anika_Singh
Jul 10, 2020

Anna Fox is agoraphobic, she has a fear of going outside, and she loves to sit by her window and see what her neighbors are up to. Her days are rather boring until Anna sees something she wasn’t supposed to and her life changes completely.

This thrilling story really kept me on the edge of my seat. Really unpredictable and exciting! It may be underwhelming at first but as the plot builds this book gets impossible to put down. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Einer2
Jul 07, 2020

Definite movie potential. Wish I had a better memory of many of the movies Anna references during this tale. I'm usually not much of a psychological thriller reader but this one I couldn't put down.

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AaronAardvark1940
Jul 04, 2020

Several comments referenced drugs and alcohol - I sometimes felt as if I were the one who was drunk, hallucinating while I read the book. The only "thriller" on our reading project so far. Maybe we will try another...

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megantaylor4
Jul 03, 2020

WHAT. A. STORY.
If you're looking for a true page-turner...this is it. I couldn't put this down. Incredible storyline with many twists and turns you won't expect. I read the entire thing start to finish in one day!! I will definitely look for more from this author!

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daloett
Jun 29, 2020

Finn's unique writing style had me thinking about the book every time I put it down. Even during the slow start of the story I felt like I needed to know what was going to happen next. Dr. Anna's unreliable narration kept me wondering what was real and what was just a drunken hallucination. A thriller? Yes. But don't expect too much "action". Mind games are what I find most interesting and this novel is full of them.

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jesskadoll
Jun 10, 2020

Really enjoyed this book. I don't know if I read too many thrillers or what, but I feel like I figured out everything before the second half of the book. Still, enjoyed it and would recommend.

ArapahoeKati Apr 13, 2020

I was burned out over unreliable narrators, but when I finally read this it was twisty and turny. A great book to read on a dark and snowy night.

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elisabeth_23
Apr 01, 2020

This was a great thriller, although it did start slow in the beginning. Trust me, it picks up. It reminded me of the movie "Rear Window". You follow the protagonist, Anna Fox, former a child psychologist and what she sees from her windows of her home. One night, she sees her new neighbor get stabbed and a mystery ensues. There are many twists and turns throughout the novel.

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smarie255
Mar 15, 2020

This is a great thriller, a real page turner. I love the twists and turns the story takes. A great read!

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Rries
Feb 17, 2020

A great read! Yes a slow start but makes up for it with the twists and turns the story takes. A real page turner.

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abbi_g
Jan 01, 2019

I must have said this out loud. 'What doesn't matter?' he asks. You, I think. I don't say it. Instead I hang up.

ArapahoeMaryA Aug 23, 2018

'Help,' I shout, only it’s a whisper, creeping through my throat on tiptoe, smearing itself across my tongue. 'He-elp,' I try again; this time my teeth bite into it, sparks raining from my mouth as though I’ve chewed a live wire, and my voice catches like a fuse, explodes. I scream.

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Pigmama6
Jul 01, 2018

"As Bernard Shaw said, I often quote myself; it adds spice to the conversation. As Shaw also said, alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. Good old Shaw."

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cknightkc
Apr 11, 2018

"Watching is like nature photography: You don't interfere with the wildlife.” - p. 4

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cknightkc
Apr 11, 2018

“I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.”
 —Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

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cknightkc
Apr 11, 2018

“My head was once a filing cabinet. Now it’s a flurry of papers, floating on a draft.”

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