The Woman in the Window is set in New York City, following Anna Fox and her agoraphobic behavior. She focuses a lot of her time dissecting her neighborhood and her fellow neighbors, causing her to deeply invest her emotions on the Russell’s and their son, her new neighbors. Anna’s story leads a confusing life that twines together perfectly as the plot progresses. An interesting tragedy leads the reader guessing if the events are real or all in Anna’s mind.
My Favorite Character:
For this particular story, I found it hard to get attached to any character. Most of the characters only showcased a brief description from the main character and several of them were not inherently present throughout the plot and instead all in Anna’s head or communicated with her through email, text, and phone calls. This being said, if I had to choose I would pick Punch, Anna’s cat and loyal companion.
Was the main character easily to connect with?
Yes and no. I understood Anna’s feelings and emotions. They all seemed justifiable, but found her to be a bit confusing at times and lacked a bit of luster throughout her story. I get that might have been the point of her character, but at some point she seemed a bit dry and boring.
Was the Plot interesting? What made it different?
This is the first fiction book I have read in a long time so I can definitely say that I did enjoy the plot and where the author took it. It kept me wanting to keep reading and the quick chapters made it easier to keep up with and her writing style was cinematic, which kept me very entertained and interested. I have not read a psychological thriller in a while, so I am not sure what direction these novels have been taking, but this one had a wonderful twist!
My favorite Scene:
My favorite scene was when Anna’s story slowly started to make sense. It was one scene, being told in a series of flashbacks and spread out chapters. I also love when a book or movie details the unraveling of the whole plot and everyhing, even the smalles details start to make sense. It gives the reader a background of how well thought out the book was and always a pleasure to attempt to weave the pieces together while reading each chapter.
Did the Plot follow the theme well?
I truly believe the plot kept up with the theme pretty well. Again, it could be because this is the first book I read in a while and I seemed to enjoy it and I have yet to develop a solid list of reads to compare it to. The plot kept me invested in the story and trying to figure Anna out while leading to a quite shocking revelation.
I rate this book a 3/4 stars. I thought it was well written, had a different plot twist, was enjoyable and easy to read. I did not find the story lifechanging or different than other psychological thrillers. There seemed to be no character development with any of the main characters, was basic at times, and lacked a bit on the most dramatic scenes. I was not attached to any characters, not even the main character. I was able to finish the book and found it easy to read with a less than average plot, yet average enough to keep me reading. I felt like this book was the perfect novel to start my reading kick for the year.