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December 31, 2018

The Woman in the Window

UPDATE:

Just learned about this upcoming movie release. Should be very good with that great cast!

Release Date: October 4, 2019
Based On: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Fred Hechinger, Anthony Mackie
Synopsis: Anna Fox is an agoraphobic child psychologist who hasn’t left her home in 10 months. Her only view of outside world is via her window, through which she begins to watch her new neighbors, the Russells. Anna witnesses a crime while spying on her neighbors, leaving her with the decision of whether or not to alert the police.




The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Thriller
2018 William Morrow
Finished on March 26, 2018
Rating: 4.5/5 (Very Good!)

Publisher's Blurb:

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, 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 diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

WOW! If I hadn't been so distracted with travel plans, I could have easily curled up with this psychological thriller and read it from cover to cover in a single day. I love this sort of mystery/thriller and I can even overlook the overdone "main character who drinks at least two bottles of wine a day, plus self-medicates with a variety of pills, and may or may not be a reliable narrator," as we've seen in so many of these books since Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. The Woman in the Window is a great psychological thriller, although I figured things out early on. Maybe that's what made it so good; in spite of my sleuthing abilities, which proved me correct, I still couldn't put the book down! I will be on the lookout for more by A.J. Finn.

8 comments:

  1. I liked this book a lot but don't think I liked it quite as much as you did. It got a little long for me. Happy New Year!

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    1. Kathy, it did get a little long, but I really enjoyed it. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  2. Our mystery group is doing this one for March. I'm looking forward to hearing how others liked it. Wish you could come be with us like Nan did. ;-)

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    1. Kay, that will be a fun discussion! I wish I could join you, too.

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  3. I think when I got this one I probably had recently finished The Girl on the Train so I had to put it off for a while. I need to make sure to read this - sounds excellent!

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    1. Iliana, it's very good! I wish he had another published, but it doesn't look like his new book will be out for another year. :(

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  4. I thought this was a good one as well.

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    1. Diane, I just checked to see if he has anything else published and this was his first. His next release doesn't come out for over a year from now! :(

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