The Woman in the WindowBook - 2018
After the Russells move in next door, Anna Fox, a recluse, finds her world crumbling when she witnesses something she shouldn't.
#1 New York Times Bestseller &; Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman
&;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, a mother, their teenage 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.
"It isn't paranoia if it's really happening... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna 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 gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem."--
An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality. A first novel. 200,000 first printing.
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“You live in a dream , your a sleep walker, blind. How do you know what the world is like? Do you know if you rip the fronts of houses you’d find swine? Use your wits, learn something.” - Uncle Charlie
I must have said this out loud. 'What doesn't matter?' he asks. You, I think. I don't say it. Instead I hang up.
'Help,' I shout, only it’s a whisper, creeping through my throat on tiptoe, smearing itself across my tongue. 'He-elp,' I try again; this time my teeth bite into it, sparks raining from my mouth as though I’ve chewed a live wire, and my voice catches like a fuse, explodes. I scream.
"As Bernard Shaw said, I often quote myself; it adds spice to the conversation. As Shaw also said, alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. Good old Shaw."
"Watching is like nature photography: You don't interfere with the wildlife.” - p. 4
“I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.” —Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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