*Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy!
About the book:
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?
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The Woman in the Widow has been garnering the highest of praise pre-publication and has been (rightly) compared to The Girl on the Train and others of its ilk. The comparisons are spot on, because The Woman in the Window is definitely going to be familiar to those of you who have read the speight of “Girl” books. The author, Dan Mallory writing as A. J. Finn, is the first to say that without those books, he wouldn’t have written this one.
I don’t do well with hyped books lately, so I went into The Woman in the Window thinking I wasn’t going to get on with it. Fast forward to 24 hours later, and I have blasted through it. Once I started reading it, I genuinely couldn’t stop. It was almost a compulsion, I couldn’t put it down until I finished it!
The Woman in the Window has the usual psychological thriller tropes. An unreliable narrator, divisive characters, twisting narrative plus an interesting back story. But, the skill of the writer here is that although they have been done before, Finn manages to keep it fresh and intriguing.
I enjoyed this one. I can see how the world is going mad for it. It is a brilliantly commercial psychological thriller, easy to read and very satisfying. If you like Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and so on, you will love this one!