What I’m Reading: The Woman in the Window

I just finished the audio book The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn.  I happen to be hit my on line library on the right day when the new books first came out.  I was able to put this on my holds list and was only the third person in line for the book.  That’s a SCORE!

The book was good….I’ve never known much about or understood agoraphobia (in this case fear of open outdoor spaces) which caused the main character to stay in her home.  The book had me from the beginning as Anna is humorous and easy to like even though she’s an alcoholic with big problems.  The book has some twists and turns that I didn’t expect at all…that made it fun.  I didn’t expect the ending and that rarely happens for me so that’s a plus too.  It was definitely worth my time….

Here’s what Amazon has to say:
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.”

Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars…I think I’d agree.  In spots I felt it was a little slow, but not enough that I put the book down.  I think that the slowness was part of the story to show readers how limited Anna was because of her agoraphobia.