The Woman in the Window by A.J.Finn Book Review
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The Woman in the Window by A.J.Finn Book Review

The Woman in the Window by A.J.Finn Book Review



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?


The Woman in the Window by A.J.Finn Book Review

Nothing special, I thought this book was going to blow my mind but like any other over-hyped books, I was disappointed. Why critics over hype books so much? They don’t know what other people like to read. I was going to pick this book at net gallery then changed my mind, glad I did. Instead, I listened to the audio version.

The story starts well it sparked my interest. We have Anna who likes to spy on her neighbours. She hasn’t left the house for months, she drinks herself to oblivion and take lots of pills. She talks to her patients online and speaks regularly to her daughter and her husband. They are separated and there is no reason why they are apart. All she does all day is drink wine, popping pills and watch old thrillers. The character is all over the place and off with her trolley.

The book is wordy and over descriptive that overstretched the story into one boring rambling. By chapter 30, I was close to losing my patience because nothing happened. Nothing! The action starts around chapter 40, I thought the conflict should start around the first chapter or at least the second. Anyway, then it slowed down again then around chapter 70 something happened again and it kinda kicked off.

Does the reader have to wait that long for the story to kick off?

If it didn’t go so overboard with the ramblings and wordiness, I would have enjoyed this book more. It was okay.

Don’t waste your time if you don’t like long, over descriptive books skip this one. Sorry!


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