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The Woman in the Window: A Novel
by A. J Finn

Published: 2019-03-05
Paperback : 464 pages
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The #1 Instant New York Times Bestseller – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

"Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." —Gillian Flynn

"Unputdownable." —Stephen King

"A dark, twisty confection." —Ruth Ware

"Absolutely gripping." —Louise Penny

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes ...

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The #1 Instant New York Times Bestseller – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

"Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." —Gillian Flynn

"Unputdownable." —Stephen King

"A dark, twisty confection." —Ruth Ware

"Absolutely gripping." —Louise Penny

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, published in forty-one languages around the world and in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

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Discussion Questions

1. How did you feel about Anna at the beginning of the book? How does your opinion of her change?

2. Why does Anna spy on her neighbors? Is it loneliness, curiosity, jealousy, or something else?

3. At what point did you start to believe Anna is an unreliable narrator?

4. Why do think Anna and Ethan developed a friendship?

5. How does Anna’s agoraphobia contribute to the story? Does her interest in old Hitchcock films contribute to her sense of paranoia?

6. What was your reaction when you found out the truth about Anna’s family?

7. What were the red herrings (false clues) in the book? How do they work to make the story more intriguing?

8. Were you able to predict the ending? If so, at what point were you fairly sure of the outcome?

9. Were you satisfied by how the book was resolved?

10. Compare The Woman in the Window to other domestic noir novels you might have read. How is it similar, and how is it different?

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what is the significance of the films she continues to watch and the escalating story line
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  "The Woman in the Window"by Keri C. (see profile) 05/16/24

I liked the numerous chapters/segments, I found it an easy read. I felt Dr. Fox's situation tug at my heart. Enjoyed the twists and the unraveling of the truths.

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