The Woman in the Window

It’s Friday Meme day!

BookBeginningsFridaysEvery Friday, I link back to two other blogs. Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, as well as your thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else it  inspires.

Friday 56Another Friday meme that I love to participate in is the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)

This week I’m highlighting The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.

the woman in the windowBlurb from Goodreads:

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.

View on Goodreads | View on Amazon

Book Beginnings

Her husband’s almost home. He’ll catch her this time.

What a way to start off!

The Friday 56


Down in the kitchen, drops of rain popping against the window, I pour more merlot into a tumbler. A long swig. I needed that.


What do I know now that I didn’t know before? Alistair kept his work and home lives separate. Consistent with the profile of many violent offenders, but otherwise not useful. 

I finished this book the other day. I enjoyed it, very much, actually! I found it dragged in parts. The main character drinks a lot of wine and is heavily medicated –obviously an unreliable narrator!

It’s definitely worth reading to the end. Love the ending!

What do you think? Have you read this one? Would this book appeal to you?

Thanks for reading and Happy Weekend!



24 Replies to “The Woman in the Window”

    1. Yes, I know what you mean! And when she’d reach for the merlot again I’d be wanting to yell at her, “Noooo! That’s not good for you!”

      I was frustrated with her at times, but later on, my heart broke for her.

      I will be off to check out your post shortly! 🙂


  1. I’m reading The Woman in the Window right now. I’m about 60 pages in. I’m thinking I have things figured out, but we’ll see how close I am to being right when I’ve finished. Some of the description does slow the story down a bit, but I’m definitely liking it so far.

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  2. I loved this book when I read it back in December! It had such a Hitchcockian vibe that I loved (the old film references helped). This is a definite favorite so far this year!

    Hope you are well! I’ve been on a hiatus because I was on vacation with hubby for our anniversary..still on a semi one but am around! Hope to catch up soon! ❤


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