February 15, 2018
The Woman in the Window
"A freak to the neighbors. A joke to the cops. A special case to her doctor. A pity case to her physical therapist. A shut-in. No hero. No sleuth." ~ pg. 236
Dr. Anna Fox is locked in her home due to agoraphobia and thus locked out of the world beyond her front door. A tragedy leaves her afraid to venture outdoors. Her safety net is now her home. Her routine includes socializing online in a support group, watching old thriller movies and spying on neighbors through the window.
But one day, Dr. Anna Fox witnesses a possible killing at the neighbor's house across the park. But no one believes her! Did she hallucinate as a side effect of mixing medication with wine? Is she being framed? What is real?!
"I'm falling through my own mind." ~ pg. 209
Stephen King calls The Woman in the Window "one of those rare books that really is unputdownable." Gillian Flynn says, "Finn has created a noir for the new millennium." Two notable authors with an opinion I cannot agree more with. From the point of page one to the very last page at 427, I was deep into this story wondering what could possibly come next. So many twists. Tons of turns. Lots of questionable characters and brilliant writing. I love a book where nothing is as it seems. I see why this new book is published in 36 languages and already in development for the big screen. Well done, A.J. Finn!
It may be early in the year, but I am already claiming The Woman in the Window as a Top Book of 2018. So glad I was nosy enough to notice a stranger reading it at the public library and borrowed a copy for myself!
Title: The Woman in the Window
Author: A.J. Finn
Published: January 2018
Challenge: Popsugar—A Book That Was Being Read by a Stranger in a Public Place
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤