The Woman in the Window - A. J. Finn

The Woman in the Window

By A. J. Finn

  • Release Date: 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 85 Ratings




‘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 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?


‘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 this totally original story against a background of film noir is both delightful and chilling’ STEPHEN KING

‘An incredible debut, I absolutely loved it. I read The Woman in the Window in a single day. Full of suspense and surprises and told with heart, The Woman in the Window will send readers racing through its pages. A stunning first outing from A. J. Finn. He is a tremendous new talent’ JANE HARPER, bestselling author of The Dry

‘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 cliché, 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

About the author

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-eight 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.


  • Thrilling!

    By Anonymous2403
    Kept me at the edge of my seat... One of the best thriller stories I have read!!
  • The woman in the window

    By perfick2018
    I got really fed up with reading about all the alcohol she was drinking and not showering etc. Disappointed a lot like girl on the train.
  • Woman in the window.

    By Vicky250377
    Too obvious and unimaginative. Easy enough to read if you’re not looking to be challenged. Disappointing ‘happy ending’.
  • Woman in the window

    By juliebrad34
    Great psychological story
  • Riveting

    By Taniatangles
    A totally believable read, great characters and numerous twists, can only highly recommend.
  • A Good Read

    By RachyH1989
    I found The Woman In The Window an enjoyable read with enough twists and turns to keep me hooked! Trying to figure out if Anna was really seeing and experiencing what she believed or whether it was the tricks of a medication and wine-addled mind was unnerving and I found myself desperate to believe in her... There were one or two spots in the book that felt a little dry however I persevered and was rewarded with a good ending that wasn’t at all what I had anticipated! Definitely worth a read, though not sure if it will be a repeat read!
  • Excellent read

    By Kamh66
    Really enjoyed this. Couldn’t put it down.
  • No hook to keep me reading

    By Holy loopy doo
    I downloaded the taster (despite the title and premise being basically the same as the Girl on the Train). The contents page was oddly short as it only specified the chapters up to the end of the taster section. If I’m honest that was only reason I kept reading: because I thought the book was that short. The writing style and content was alright but there was absolutely no hook to make me want to buy the book (and at an astonishingly high £7.99!). I had even started to skip over the dull bits. Really disappointing. Sorry.
  • Addictive but more average than expected given hype

    By mw201703
    The biggest reveals weren’t all that surprising. A good, fun, addictive read but doesn’t live up to the hype, and nowhere near the calibre of Gone Girl