The woman in the window




What did she see?

It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

About the author




A.J. Finn is the pen name of Dan Mallory, vice president and executive editor at William Morrow. Dan has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement. A native of New York, he lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City. He is an Oxford graduate, with a life-long love of the thriller noir genre, and a particular appreciation of Hitchcockian cinema.


My Review

I was pretty sure from the blurb that I would enjoy this book. What I wasn't so sure about was if the book would stand out from the rest as the market is fairly saturated with psychological thrillers with a twist. I found the main character quite intriguing although for some reason I had pictured her as older than her late thirties. I found myself being sucked into her life, limited as it was by agoraphobia. I was very pleased with myself when about half way through I spotted the twist. I wasn't so self-congratulatory by the end as the twist was turned on its head and I was proved wrong. This just goes to show that there is still room for well written thrillers and I love being proved wrong. This book will have you guessing and just when you've worked it out, it will throw in another twist. Very enjoyable and cleverly done.

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13.12 | 09:51

Bletchley park was where they broke the codes

13.12 | 09:37

Code braking in ww2. X

13.12 | 09:28

The book sounds great!

12.12 | 21:49

It's currently only available in libraries but the author may publish a digital version in the future. Thanks for your comment.

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