“The Woman In The Window” Book Review

By Alexandra Gambol

The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn, is leaving me slightly disappointed. There was so much hype revolving around the story, but to me, it is full of cliches from mystery novels written in the last decade.

The story follows Anna Fox, a woman with an alcohol issue who struggles with agoraphobia. She can be considered an unreliable narrator since she often mixes various substances and seems confused while retelling memories. She is also a former child psychologist who had to stop her practice due to her fear or discomfort of leaving home. Anna helps people who also have agoraphobia online and people watch her neighbors, causing both friendships and conflicts.

This opinion may change as I continue to read but currently, I don’t feel excited reading book. I am over a quarter of the way through and there has not been an event to entice me to continue reading. For example, portions of the dialogue feel forced and out of place. In my opinion, the story is repetitive and plot twists or major key events are predictable. This shocked me since I have heard so many good reviews on The Woman in the Window. Although I will continue to read this, I am not sure how much I will enjoy the next three hundred pages.

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