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, and 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.
As psychological thrillers go, The Woman in the Window is an intriguing one, but it’s not all that original. I feel like I’ve read most of these plot points before in various other books, and nothing really stood out here.
There was a twist in the middle of the book that I didn’t see coming. I must admit, this particular plot point was done really well in that it was surprising and came out of nowhere, and yet it still made perfect sense.
As is the norm for these popular psychological thrillers at the moment, I didn’t really feel anything for the main character. I didn’t connect to her in any way, and I was only really reading for the fast paced plot.
Overall, I thought this was a good book, although it was nothing unique. It’s on par with the other thrillers featuring women with mental health issues that are currently on the shelves.