Good Evening All,
Unusual for me, but I have a mid-week blog post. I was never in a month of Sundays going to make The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn last all week and I had to get my review written whilst it’s all still fresh in my mind.
In New York City lives Dr Ann Fox; alone and unable to leave her home, she fills her days watching old movies, browsing the internet and drinking wine. Anna makes it her business to know her neighbours business, so when the Russells move in across the street, she keeps a close on eye on them. Except this turns around on Dr Fox when she sees something that she shouldn’t and everything starts to fall apart for her.
Now, I cannot believe it has taken me so long to read this book. My partner purchased this for our summer holiday last June and told me how much I’d enjoy it and then it just kind of dropped off my radar. Then I read a blog of “books to movies” for 2019 and when I saw The Woman in the Window on the list I knew I had to read it. I wish I’d read it sooner! I couldn’t get through the pages quick enough to quench my thirst for the drama.
From the first chapter and and onwards I connected with Anna. Not that I saw any similarities between the two of us necessarily, but more like I could feel what she was feeling. When she questioned her sanity and struggled to differentiate between reality and her imagination, I was right there with her. I cheered her on and felt her pain and lived through her dramas with her. Such a brilliantly written character.
When I first started reading, it took me a teeny tiny while to get used to the writing style as the sentences, paragraphs and chapters are so short and snappy. It was almost written like someones jotted down notes in a journal, but I soon got with the pace of it and loved it. Every time I had to stop reading, I went through the “just one more chapter” internal struggle that we all know and love.
I’ve told everyone who doesn’t already know about this book and insisted that they read it. I need someone to talk to it about and go through the oh my god moments. There are so many backwards and forwards and twists and turns in this book, there is no time or chance to go through a laid back section. I went through not knowing what on earth was going to happen next and I loved every single moment. I am so excited to watch this film when it is released and I really really hope they have stayed as close to the book as possible. Absolutely fantastic psychological thriller that I wish I could unread and read again.
“You can hear someone’s secrets and their fears and their wants, but remember that these exist alongside other people’s secrets and fears, people living in the same room.” – The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn