What’s Real and What Isn’t Real?: The Woman in the Window

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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn is a psychological thriller in the same vein as Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.  A.J. Finn is the pseudonym of Dan Mallory, a long-time editor of mystery books at William Morrow.  Mallory sees James Patterson as an inspiration for his writing style, especially in regards to short taunt chapters. This book has 99 chapters.  According to the Daily Mail, The Woman in the Window is the first debut novel to enter the New York Times Best Seller list at #1 in twelve years and the book currently is holding the top spot on the list.  Fans of the novel include Gillian Flynn and Stephen King.

Fans of psychological thrillers will love the twists and turns that The Woman in the Window provides for the reader.  A bonus feature of the book is the homage to and the use of classic suspense films that are woven into the plot of the novel.

The Woman in the Window

Anna Fox, a child psychologist, finds herself trapped in her own home after a traumatic event in her life.  She is agoraphobic.  And heavy medicated.  And drinking too much.  She spends her days playing chess online, counseling others on a self-help website and watching classic suspense movies late into the night.  And sometimes, she passes the time spying on her neighbors.  One day Anna witnesses a horrific act across the street, but no one believes her account of the events.  Did it really happen?