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The Woman in the Window

 Author: A.J. Finn  Category: Crime  Publisher: William Morrow  Published: January 2, 2018  Language: English  File Size: 2 MB  Tags: CrimeFictionMysteryPsychologicalSuspenseThriller |  Download PDF


The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, explores the theme of  isolation, mental illness, trauma, and resilience.


It follows the life of Dr. Anna Fox who suffers from agoraphobia and lives a reclusive life at her large home in New York City, where she one day witnesses a murder across the street. A film adaptation directed by Joe Wright and starring Amy Adams in the title role was released by Netflix in 2021.

Famous Quotes:

  • The colors drain away leaving only darkness, only emptiness.
  • Our world is a matrix of fiction and I am the unfortunate transcript.
  • I’ll never tire of peering through a camera lens. Looking outward to find solace instead of inward.
  • Every blink is an opportunity to escape from the reality that traps me.
  • Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over… Until every word and gesture is burned into your mind.
  • There is a special kind of hell for women who don’t help each other.
  • Fear has very low standards.
  • The truth is a fragile thing, and once released, it can never be re-contained.
  • Some secrets are better left buried in the darkness of your soul.
  • Watching the world through a window is different from watching it through an open door.
  • People are complicated puzzles, always trying to piece together a complete picture, but sometimes we get it wrong and sometimes we’re left unfinished.
  • Nothing’s ever as it seems. Real life is messy, unpredictable, full of surprises.
  • Regret is a slippery slope, leading only to more pain and despair.
  • The mind is a fascinating place, capable of both wonder and terror.

Best lines:

  • Sometimes the only way to escape reality is to create an alternative one.
  • The human mind is both a fortress and a prison, capable of both protecting and trapping us.
  • Sometimes the most dangerous monsters are the ones that lurk within ourselves.
  • Fear is a powerful motivator, driving us to do things we never thought ourselves capable of.
  • Loneliness is a bottomless well that swallows all sense of self.
  • Our past is an anchor that holds us down, keeping us from moving forward.
  • Memory is a trickster, capable of deceiving even the most vigilant of minds.
  • Curiosity is a double-edged sword, capable of uncovering both truth and destruction.
  • In the shadows of our own minds, monsters lurk, waiting for their moment to strike.
  • Love and obsession are two sides of the same coin, tempting us to cross the line between sanity and madness.
  • Sometimes the only way to heal is to confront the demons within.
  • Silence can be both a refuge and a prison.
  • The human psyche is a complex web of emotions, capable of both great strength and crippling fragility.

Literary awards:

  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Mystery & Thriller and for Debut Author (2018)
  •  Book of the Month Book of the Year Award Nominee (2018)