Trapped inside her house by her own mind…
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Anna Fox suffers from agoraphobia, meaning she can’t leave her own house. Every time that she tries to, she ends up having a huge panic attack. Her husband and daughter no longer live with her. So, she must follow the same routines every day to keep herself sane in her insanity. She starts to spy on her neighbors. She plays online chess. And she visits an agoraphobia chat room on the internet. Since she is a qualified psychologist herself, she likes to give advice and encouragement to others. Ironically, she can’t help herself get better.
ALL THE CONNECTIONS
Somewhere out there, there must be a template for this kind of book. Take a woman. Make her an alcoholic. Give her psychological issues. Let her witness a murder. Nobody believes her because she is not a reliable witness. Let her investigate further on her own, at her own peril. Call the book “The (female) on/in/behind the (Thing that they are on/in/behind.)
HOWEVER, I am definitely not complaining. I loved The Woman in the Window (and The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Girl on the Train). I will read all of them twice. And that is simply because these books are easy to read. I read the Woman in the Window within a day, and I love these kinds of books that you just can’t put down.
The book’s name, The Woman in the Window, is also the name of a 1944 film directed by Fritz Lang. Anna loves watching old movies, so I think the name was a nice touch.
WHAT I THOUGHT
If you want an unputdownable page turner, then The Woman in the Window is for you.