The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

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An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062678416
0062678418
Branch Call Number: F FINN
Characteristics: 427 pages ; 24 cm

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MCPL_ReadersLounge Aug 06, 2018

A menacing psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places. An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. One day she witnesses a crime that threatens to expose her secrets. -- Joseph Jones... Read More »


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Leeannsmyth
Aug 02, 2018

Lately I've been ripping through thrillers/mysteries and this one tops the list this year. Creepy and suspenseful, with the right amount of wit to cut the tension.

LoganLib_Zoe Jul 29, 2018

This was a really great and amazing novel. There was never a dull moment at all. The way the story twisted and turned was too well written. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend everyone to read it!

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joanlouise1
Jul 19, 2018

I feel better to find that this is a pen name, and the author is actually male --
because the only issue I've had since starting the book is that the female voice just felt "off," and especially so for a child psychologist.

Even when she talks about crying over her former patients, there's a detachment that sounds male to me.

And it is. But it's a hell of a read so far and only going to get better, I expect.

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cathyschuetze
Jul 16, 2018

A great read. I can’t wait for his next book!

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Bravehoratius
Jul 11, 2018

This is the first fiction novel I have been able to get into for a long time...I usually prefer non-fiction or YouTube. And by "get into" I mean I was completely absorbed and mesmerized. This writer uses language lusciously. I was compelled all the way through. I'm returning it early so the next person can read it ASAP.

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bansidthe
Jul 10, 2018

Found it tedious and draggy. Just couldn't get into the character...oh well, can't like them all

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maryjocwheeler
Jul 07, 2018

LOVED this book! A great read that had some unexpected twists! Quick read for the summer! :) Off to find more by this author!

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fangger
Jun 30, 2018

I have read a lot of thrillers but this one was amazing. I started it at 4:30 pm and quite literally couldn’t stop. Finished it at 10 pm. Now I am going to look up A. J. Finn and see if she has started her next book yet!

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jmli
Jun 25, 2018

4.25 Stars

Very, very, very well-written. This book makes you feel a plethora of emotions. I was so touched and experienced annoyance, disappointment, shock, etc. at the same time.

The Woman in the Window is a rollercoaster. There are plenty of twists and turns at every corner in the story, and I was always on the edge of my seat. Also, the ending is so creepy and messed up.

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ZeldaN
Jun 25, 2018

A long slog through boredom. Not especially well written. Nothing new or original. Couldn't care less about the characters.

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Pigmama6
Jul 01, 2018

"As Bernard Shaw said, I often quote myself; it adds spice to the conversation. As Shaw also said, alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. Good old Shaw."

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cknightkc
Apr 11, 2018

"Watching is like nature photography: You don't interfere with the wildlife.” - p. 4

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cknightkc
Apr 11, 2018

“I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.”
 —Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

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cknightkc
Apr 11, 2018

“My head was once a filing cabinet. Now it’s a flurry of papers, floating on a draft.”

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Jun 04, 2018

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Jul 09, 2018

May 2018 Book Club

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