William Morrow, 2017
Audience: Older Teens, Adults
Source: E-Galley, My Own Bookshelf
What did she see?
It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
So The Woman in the Window had a slow start for me, mostly because it was so similar to Rear Window and Gaslight and The Girl on the Train. Then, it became more like Vertigo. When it got to be more like Wait Until Dark, I became more interested. Then when the solution unraveled, I was excited to realize that I WAS RIGHT! It had an excellent ending, but I think that the book could have been 100 pages shorter and a little less similar to the amazing movies that it mentioned. However, I really did enjoy it and I’m glad that I bought it. I’d recommend it to anyone who has seen the aforementioned movies and/or enjoys suspense. (It also provides some ideas for new movies for me to see. I now have a list!)