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A Novel Idea!: The Woman In the Window - 2018

The Woman In The Window

Reviewed by Laura T.

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The Woman in the Window was written for readers who enjoy thrillers, plot twists, and interesting characters. It has 100 chapters in all, but each are very short, making for an easy read. The novel is slow to get started, but once you get to "the good part," you truly can't put it down. It is told by Anna Fox, a woman who lives alone in New York City and has been diagnosed with agoraphobia, or fear of outdoors and crowded spaces. She does not leave her home and spends her days drinking wine, watching old films, playing chess, communicating with people online, and/or visiting with her doctor and physical therapist. Sometimes she will talk to her husband, even though they're separated, and her daughter, and let's not forget that she also watches her neighbors...not long after the novel gets started, The Russells move across the street: a father, a mother, and their teenage son. While looking out her window one night, Anna sees something that no one should ever have to witness in their life. Her world gets turned upside down when not everybody believes her, and she starts to question: What is real? What really happened? Who did it? Is anyone still in danger? You have to read this incredible, suspenseful novel to find out the truth. The Woman in the Window is full of crazy twists, ones you won't see coming, and frankly, don't want to see at all. It will keep you on your toes and make you wonder: What would I do if I were Anna?


  • Length: 448 pages
  • Published by: William Morrow, 2018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062678416
  • Category:  Fiction