The Woman in the Window
|Author:||A. J. Finn|
THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing' Gillian Flynn'One of those rare books that really is unputdownable' Stephen King'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid'A dark, twisty confection' Ruth Ware 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, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, 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 uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
`Astounding. Thrilling. Lovely and amazing. I could weave in more superlatives but you get the idea. Finn has created a noir for the new millennium, packed with mesmerizing characters, stunning twists, beautiful writing and a narrator with whom I'd love to split a bottle of pinot. Maybe two bottles-I've got a lot of questions for her.' Gillian Flynn 'Twisted to the power of max. Hitchcockian suspense with a 21st-century spin' Val McDermid `A dark, twisty confection with an irresistible film noir premise. Hitchcock would have snapped up the rights in a heartbeat'Ruth Ware `The Woman in the Window is one of those rare books that really is unputdownable. The writing is smooth and often remarkable. The way Finn plays off his totally original story against a background of film noir is both delightful and chilling' Stephen King `Amazing. Riveting. Just plain fantastic!' Tess Gerritsen `A truly phenomenal debut. A taut, utterly compelling story. Smart, heart-wrenching - and really scary' Nicci French `Amazing. What an elegant, beautifully written thriller. I loved Dr Fox from the word go, and the twists and turns were just exquisite. It's so rare to find a story so compelling, yet so gracefully told - the flair and class of Hitchcock on every page. It's quite a cliche, but I was genuinely walking around the house/answering the door/eating my meals with the book in my hand.' Joanna Cannon, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep `Dense, brilliant and unforgettable; tight in focus, widescreen in execution' Jenny Colgan `A.J. Finn pulled me into the world of The Woman at the Window so completely that I barely drew breath until I turned the final page. The vulnerable protagonist, Anna, is isolated from friends, family, community and reality in this gripping, compelling and utterly intriguing novel that is deservedly sure to grab readers by their heartstrings in 2018.' Liz Nugent, author of the R&J bestseller Lying in Wait
A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and The Times Literary Supplement. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window, has been sold in thirty-five territories worldwide and is in development as a major motion picture from Fox. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City.