Title: The Woman in the Window
Author: A.J. Finn
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Source: Won in Goodreads Giveaway!
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Review: The Woman in the Windowis one of those books that was on my TBR as soon as I heard of it, but then got so much fanfare that I found myself avoiding it, afraid of the disappointment that usually seems to come with lots of hype. But, I’m pleased to announce that this time, rare though it may be, I was not at all disappointed!
The writing quality was wonderful, really natural, great flow, I caught the first wave and rode it all the way to the end. Smartly written with a plot that I’ve not encountered before: the main character, Dr. Anna Fox (psychologist), who believes she has witnessed a crime, is a lock in (agoraphobic),as a result of some tragedy (the details of which are parsed out in bits throughout the book). Her mental health issues make her a questionable witness, and being the only witness, the police don’t believe her. But Dr. Fox is sure of what she saw, and does what she can, within the confines of her home, to try and figure out what’s really going on.
Other elements of the story were clever and entertaining: the misdirects were well done, and the story of Dr. Fox’s past was just as intriguing as the mystery she was trying to solve. However, there was one bit that I highly suspected early on, but only because I’ve recently read a book with the same “surprise”. I’d mention the book, but then you’d know what I’m talking about, and spoilers are no fun. 😉
Not quite a nail-biter, but a compelling story nonetheless. A definite recommend if you enjoy a good mystery/suspense novel. Looking forward to Mr. Finn’s next release!