The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

eBook - 2018
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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."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9780062678447
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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SCL_Amy
Jul 22, 2019

This gripping novel has all the makings of a great thriller: an unreliable narrator, a suspected murder, and plot twists galore! I could not read this book quietly. This story, revealed in pieces through the alcoholic main character, had me gasping at every new revelation and yelling at the characters. I did find myself a bit annoyed with the main character at times, but she is perhaps hard to empathize with by design. And while some of the plot twists were predictable, a fair amount caught me completely by surprise. This was a fun thriller without much gore or creepiness that would prevent one from sleeping at night. If you are finding it a bit slow to start, power through to the last 100 pages and you won’t be able to put it down!

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EljayJohnson
Jul 06, 2019

Well, that was a treat! A superior, fast-paced popcorn thriller featuring the queen of unreliable narrators and ample twists and turns, some I saw coming, some that knocked me upside the head. Literally couldn't put it down and the last page and I saw 1 AM together last night. Anna Fox is an agoraphobic, alcoholic psychologist, separated from husband and daughter, and holed up in her NYC brownstone spying on her neighbors. The question is: did she really see what she thinks she saw happening to who she thinks it happened to? Finn was especially skilled at making his reader feel as foggy and fuzzy as Anna after her typical two bottles of Merlot. I'll be looking for more from this author.

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Mrs157
Jun 28, 2019

I found myself to be very frustrated with the main character. I did not find the book to be suspenseful and it did not keep me engaged whatsoever.

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mynovelesquelife
Jun 17, 2019

Rating: 2 STARS
2018; William Morrow/HarperCollins Canada

Can you guess what this book is about? From the title and cover, I guessed this was a Rear Window retelling. You can't beat the original, but it's always fun to see what someone else's take on it is. In this book we have a child psychologist who is now an agoraphobic, so her view of the world is through her window or computer. She sees something she shouldn't have, and no one believes happened. Yada yada yada...the twist wasn't so much of a twist as there were clues (a la The Sixth Sense - ie pay close enough attention to details). The ending was not bad, but I think because of the hype I was hoping for a little more. I would definitely read another one by Finn.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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Dexter_Morgan
Jun 08, 2019

Lots of twists and turns. Very enjoyable.

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rnsimcoe
May 24, 2019

I have tried on two separate occasions to read this book, and I can never get past the first page. The story is too simple and cliche for me.

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VLSGarnerJ
May 17, 2019

6

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astrotea
May 08, 2019

It started to get a bit slow for my liking towards the middle, although chapters were very short and easy to read. I thought they did a good job unveiling key plot points as it went on and I enjoyed the ending.

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empbee
Apr 29, 2019

Fast and tense read. You guess at each turn of events who is who and what is fantasy and reality. A good psychological thriller.

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JANMAYS
Apr 20, 2019

Did for book club, some liked, some did not. I enjoyed it.

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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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