The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn

Welcome to another book review! I am opening up this blog with this insert because I would like to warn you ahead of time that after my book review there is a SPOILER. I decided to put a spoiler paragraph because I am writing this review so close to the release of the movie. Encase, you do not get a chance to read the book before the movie you get a little sneak peek into the book.

(Ps I only give a few twists not the whole story just because I want you to enjoy the movie and experience the same shock I did while reading)

Also after I watch the movie I will publish Differences & Similarities between the Movie and Book “The Woman in the Window.” Stay Tuned!

Main Characters

  • Anna Fox
  • Ed (Anna’s husband)
  • Olivia (Anna’s daughter
  • Jane & Alister Russell
  • Ethan Russell
  • Dr. Fielding
  • Bina
  • David (Anna’s tenant)

Publisher’s Summary

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening….  

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, mother, their teenaged 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.

Recent Review’s

My Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Wow! This book was a hell of a ride. Not going to lie, I started this book a year ago, but I did not enjoy it. I think the reason being that the numerous details and the past creeping. While listening to it I couldn’t tell the difference between now and the past. This time I had a tangible copy that was easier to follow.

This book has so many twists and turns that gets you thinking. At first, you believe Anna then you don’t, then you realize that she might be right. It’s the back and forth that gets you upset and impatient but the thrill is amazing. You think hey we figured out what happened but why do I have 30 more chapters to read. I would definitely recommend it if you like multiple twists and turns and surprises at the end.


In the beginning, you learn that Anna keeps in contact with her husband Ed and her daughter Olivia. You learn about her day-to-day life such as the french lesson, the group chats, physical therapy visits, and her psychologist Dr. Fielding. Also, her “neighborhood watch.” You get to know her and start doubting her due to the fact that she is a drunk. Once the story unfolds and you learn that all those calls with her family were just in her head that is where you say “okay she’s nuts” Then you think the okay story is over but why so many chapters left. Then you continue to unfold the real story. That yes “Jane” aka Katie Ethan’s biological mother is dead and that’s who she met.

I do not want to give so much away so you can read it for yourself and enjoy every bit of thrill.

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Book Quotes

“And if I don’t want to die, I’ve got to start living.”

“They can withstand neglect; they can survive abuse; they can endure, even thrive, where adults would collapse like umbrellas.”