#BookReview of The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Anna Fox spends all her time alone, drinking and spying on the neighbors. She becomes increasingly interested in her newest neighbors, The Russells. One night, as she’s watching the Russell family, Anna sees something horrific occur, but are things really as they seem or is Anna’s PTSD to blame?

I had been seeing this book all over social media for a while and figured it was time for me to give it a read. It has nearly 5,000 Amazon reviews, with just over half of them being five star reviews. I’ve been fooled before so I decided to borrow this one from my library. I’m happy to say that I’m in the five star review category.

I found The Woman in the Window to be a suspenseful thriller. My main criterion for measuring how much I enjoy a book is how quickly I read it. I was so involved in the mystery here that I finished this book in a little less than a day. There was just the right amount of suspense, twists and turns to keep me reading with interest. There was even one bombshell twist that I actually didn’t see coming, and I’m usually good at figuring things out soon on.

One thing I would say is that the writing was a bit clipped and chopped at times… if that makes sense. I repeatedly thought it read somewhat like a movie script here and there, and indeed this book is already scheduled to become a major motion picture. I don’t think that made the book any less compelling, however. I enjoyed it and I would definitely go to see the movie.


5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton