The whole book is about a woman drinking in her home, spying on her neighbors. A drunk sloppy mess. Repetitive and boring.
Where have all the great writers gone?
Hemingway, Steinbeck, Fitzgerald..
Grisham and Paterson, and in my estimation, this book " Woman in the Window" are prices of a non- demanding reading public. Don't push the edges.. Just give me something to read quickly and discuss over a glass of wine. This was very (VERY) predictable..No stretch to the imagination, overworked imagery!
Finn’s writing style certainly wouldn’t be considered high brow and took getting used to and most, but not all, of the plot twists were easy to figure beforehand. The descriptive narrative was generally weak making parts of the story hard to imagine and could have been developed more.
However the central character was compelling and overall the story was interesting enough to hold me until the end.
This book spoon fed me all the gripping details that kept me anxious to find out what was unfolding in the plot. It kept me tied up in knots.....but in a good way. I love this style of writing. Highly recommend this book
I honestly thought this book was going to be really good, but was a little disappointed. It was not bad, but the first big twist I had figured out in the first chapter or two, and found myself waiting for it to be revealed. The book did drag on a bit, it took me a while to read only because I found it hard to pick up and get really interested sometimes. I was very surprised by the ending however, and did not see it coming!!(actually gave me goosebumps). The ending itself did make the read worth it, but I wish it didn’t take soo long with all the repetition. I can however see this being a more interesting movie, which I believe is in the works now, so let’s see how that works out!
Hard to have put the book down. Finished in 3 days.
I enjoyed the book and read it within two days. Some parts became rather drawn out and that is why I could not give it 5 stars. The main character can be very frustrating but since I have a friend who struggled with agoraphobia and alcoholism I was able to be sympathetic and understand her. Otherwise I may have not continued because she is that frustrating. The book had one moment that stopped me dead in my tracks and I had to let it absorb a while. Something I have rarely experienced and for that reason I highly recommend taking the time to read it.
A book that keeps you on your toes from the very beginning until the end. Definitely one you don’t want to miss!
Just when you think you know what's happening and see what's coming, BAM! Plot twist and you actually had no idea. Suspenseful read, I don't recommend reading at night unless you want to get zero sleep.
I do not understand the good reviews or critical acclaim from other writers. It was obvious as soon as the narrator mentioned her estranged husband and daughter that they were dead. The other bizarre storyline with the neighbors rang so false and yet it was again obvious that there was someone messing with the narrator (otherwise EVERYTHING in the book would made up and therefore pointless). The “twist” that is was Ethan was lame- you knew it was someone from the family and it landed like a dud. Furthermore I could barely get through the book- it was just so slow and pointless. How many times can we watch the main character get drunk and take pills? I have read almost every psychological thriller out there and I can’t fathom why anyone thinks this is good, let alone enthralling. Don’t waste your money, no matter how discounted the price.
The ending was a great twist which is always my favorite part of the book. The main character Anna, has a trait of thinking many things at once. I get it, it’s a character trait that may be good for a movie but sometimes it was difficult to keep up with what exactly was going on because some thoughts are just so random and out of context. It took a longgggg time to get to the climax of the book and for that reason and the reason above, I give it 4 stars.
First off, I must say I read a lot of suspense, crime novels and am often disappointed by the predictable endings. However, that was not the case with the Woman in the Window. This book is a true psychological thriller that has surprises right through till the end. The only thing that would have made the book better would have been a longer, full circle ending.