Anna Fox is a child therapist who is separated from her husband and daughter. She lives alone in a home in New York. She does not leave her house, ever. It was not always like this but that’s the past. Now she drinks, takes way too many pills, watches old Hitchcock movies and views her neighbor’s lives from her windows. She sometimes even creates scenarios of what is going on in their houses and lives.
When a new family moves into the house across the street from her, she admires their typical family, like the one she use to have. The Russells, Jane the mother, Alistair the father, and Ethan their son remind her of how her family once was.
But one night as she is staring out her window she witnesses something terrible…or she thinks she has. With no one to believe her and quite frankly she is not sure if she believes herself, she begins to dissolve into an abyss of even more drinking and more pills.
A fast-paced thriller which puts you into the mind-set of a very depressed agoraphobic woman who endures crippling panic attacks and has her own dark secrets, her story begins to unravel before our eyes and as she too begins to unravel. The reader begins to understand that you really never do know what goes on behind closed doors.
There are so many shocking twists and turns throughout the story which you never see coming!
Now in paperback, The Woman in the Window is also being made into a move starring Amy Adams. I cannot recommend this book enough!