The Woman in the Window by A.J. Flynn

February 5, 2023

You know I love a good mystery book so, naturally, when I saw The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn on Thirftbooks, I knew I needed to snag it. If you haven’t shopped on Thriftbooks or at thrift stores for books yet, you’re missing out. I’ll tell you guys all about that in another post! Stay tuned for how I’ve spent under $5 for each book I’ve read!


Anyway, let’s talk about The Woman in the Window, shall we?!

“And if I don’t want to die, I’ve got to start living.”

The Woman in the Window Details

Title: The Woman in the Window

Author: A.J. Finn

Pages: 455

Publisher: William Morrow

Intended Audience: Adult

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

Mood: Mysterious Suspenseful


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The Woman in the Window Story Summary

This book is about Anna Fox, a former child psychologist-turned-recluse in her New York City home, afraid of venturing outside. A traumatic event leaves anna with post-traumatic stress disorder; because of this, she doesn’t have much to do but spy on her neighbors. 

One night, Anna sees something unexplainable. When Anna mentions the incident to authorities, she is brushed off as a crazy drunk lady because, around the neighborhood, she is a recluse. When strange things continue happening, the truth unfolds, and it will leave you shocked!

Anna’s love for classic movies is evident, and it is clear that The Woman in the Window pays intentional homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

The Woman in the Window Review

Of the thriller genre books I’ve read lately, such as Gone Girl and Then She Was Gone, this book falls a bit short. The plot line is good, and the ending is unexpected, but the main character could be more likable. Honestly, I had a really hard time relating to Anna, as well as sympathizing with her.


As the story progressed, we learned why she is the way she is, and her personality began to make more sense, but her overall lifestyle was not something I agreed with or understood.  Her lifestyle just seemed odd and, even after finding out about her past, I still couldn’t justify her actions.


The book had a tremendous and unexpected plot twist, which had me enjoying the end. Overall, I recommend it if you want a suspenseful thriller book that isn’t too dark.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a suspenseful read that is quick and not too dark, I really recommend this book! It is a great option! If you aren’t sure if it would be up your alley, you could also watch the movie.


I’m a margarita-mixing, kitten-rescuing, plant-hoarding, pumpkin-spice-everything-obsessed, homeschooling book lover. You can pretty much always find me in my favorite chair, under my cozy knit blanket, with a good book.


2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Amity has read 46 books toward their goal of 100 books.



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Great! Will Review.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Good. May not review.

⭐️⭐️ – Okay. May not review.

⭐️ – Did not finish (DNF). Will not review.

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