The Woman in the Window
|Author:||A. J. Finn|
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
"Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." --Gillian Flynn
"Unputdownable." --Stephen King
"A dark, twisty confection." --Ruth Ware
"Absolutely gripping." --Louise Penny
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade's most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
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.
Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.
BONUS: Includes an interview with author A.J. Finn.
`Astounding. Thrilling. Lovely and amazing. I could weave in more superlatives but you get the idea. Finn has created a noir for the new millennium, packed with mesmerizing characters, stunning twists, beautiful writing and a narrator with whom I'd love to split a bottle of pinot. Maybe two bottles-I've got a lot of questions for her.' Gillian Flynn 'Twisted to the power of max. Hitchcockian suspense with a 21st-century spin' Val McDermid `A dark, twisty confection with an irresistible film noir premise. Hitchcock would have snapped up the rights in a heartbeat'Ruth Ware `The Woman in the Window is one of those rare books that really is unputdownable. The writing is smooth and often remarkable. The way Finn plays off his totally original story against a background of film noir is both delightful and chilling' Stephen King `Amazing. Riveting. Just plain fantastic!' Tess Gerritsen `A truly phenomenal debut. A taut, utterly compelling story. Smart, heart-wrenching - and really scary' Nicci French `Amazing. What an elegant, beautifully written thriller. I loved Dr Fox from the word go, and the twists and turns were just exquisite. It's so rare to find a story so compelling, yet so gracefully told - the flair and class of Hitchcock on every page. It's quite a cliche, but I was genuinely walking around the house/answering the door/eating my meals with the book in my hand.' Joanna Cannon, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep `Dense, brilliant and unforgettable; tight in focus, widescreen in execution' Jenny Colgan `A.J. Finn pulled me into the world of The Woman at the Window so completely that I barely drew breath until I turned the final page. The vulnerable protagonist, Anna, is isolated from friends, family, community and reality in this gripping, compelling and utterly intriguing novel that is deservedly sure to grab readers by their heartstrings in 2018.' Liz Nugent, author of the R&J bestseller Lying in Wait
A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and The Times Literary Supplement. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window, has been sold in thirty-five territories worldwide and is in development as a major motion picture from Fox. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City.