The psychological thriller “The Woman in the Window” is an unputdownable read with its many twists and shocking conclusion. I could not stop reading this book and was blindsided by its conclusion.
The numerous short chapters fly by as they are narrated by the once respected child psychologist now traumatized agoraphobic, Anne Fox. This 38-year-old year old recluse lives alone in a New York City brownstone. Anne is separated from her husband and young daughter. She spends her days watching old black and white movies, drinking wine, self-medicating and spying on her neighbors.
Anne hasn’t left her home in ten months since being traumatized in a car accident. She spends much of her day playing online chess, learning French, and counseling others who suffer from agoraphobia.
Everything changes for Anne when new neighbors, the Russells, move into the house across the park from her. Anne accidently sees something she shouldn’t have at the Russells. When she attempts to report the crime to the police, no one believes her. Is she having hallucinations due to over medicating on strong drugs? Is she so drunk she can’t remember what has happened? Is she losing her mind? Is she imaging things? What is the truth?
The author of this book does a great job of playing with readers, dropping clues along the way that lead you in a variety of directions. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is dangerous? Nothing is what it seems in this dark suspenseful psychological thriller. Finn ties up all the loose ends, answering all of your questions while providing a surprise ending. If you liked “Gone Girl,” you will enjoy this book.