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The Woman in the Window is one of the most eagerly anticipated literary debuts of the decade—a Rear Window expertly and thrillingly re-imagined for our time, with comparisons being drawn to major publishing events like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
About the book
What did she see?
It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a frenzied scream rips through the silence and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see.
Or did she?
Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
Just remember: it isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening.
The most widely acquired novel of all time prior to publication, The Woman in the Window has been sold in 38 territories around the world, and Fox 2000, the makers of Life of Pi and Hidden Figures, pre-empted the film rights, with Oscar winner Scott Rudin producing and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts writing the script.
About the author
And who’s the writer behind it? A.J. Finn, a former top young book editor who studied mystery and suspense fiction at Oxford University, who has published the work of Agatha Christie, and whose own writing is crafted in homage to the classics from Hitchcock to Highsmith.
He has also written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Times Literary Supplement. A native of New York, Finn lived in England for ten years before returning to New York City.
‘Astounding. Thrilling. Lovely and amazing. I could weave in more superlatives but you get the idea. Finn has created a noir for the new millennium, packed with mesmerising characters, stunning twists, beautiful writing and a narrator with whom I’d love to split a bottle of pinot. Maybe two bottles—I’ve got a lot of questions for her.’―Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl
‘An incredible debut, I absolutely loved it. I read The Woman in the Window in a single day. Full of suspense and surprises and told with heart, The Woman in the Window will send readers racing through its pages. A stunning first outing from A.J. Finn. He is a tremendous new talent.’—Jane Harper, author of The Dry
‘The Woman in the Window is one of those rare books that really is unputdownable. The writing is smooth and often remarkable. The way Finn plays off his totally original story against a background of film noir is both delightful and chilling.’―Stephen King
‘Twisted to the power of max. Hitchcockian suspense with a 21st century twist.’―Bestselling author Val McDermid
‘The Woman in the Window is the most riveting thriller I’ve read since Gone Girl. A.J. Finn is a bold new talent with the touch of a master.’―New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen
‘The Woman in the Window reads like a classic Hitchcock movie in novel form … Dripping with suspense. Creaking with menace. Beautifully written. There’s a lot of buzz around this book and every single bit of it is totally justified.’―Simon Toyne, bestselling author of the ‘Sanctus’ trilogy
‘Amazing. What an elegant, beautifully written thriller … It’s quite a cliché, but I was genuinely walking around the house/answering the door/eating my meals with the book in my hand.’―Joanna Cannon, internationally bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Read the opening chapters of The Woman in the Window here.
Reading copy giveaway
For your chance to receive one of five copies of The Woman in the Window, email Eliza.Auld@harpercollins.com.au with ‘The Woman in the Window B+P GIVEAWAY’ in the subject line and the first five people to respond will receive a copy.