Sandy Snow provided an excellent review and discussion at the January meeting of the NPC Book Club. The featured book was “The Woman in the Window,” by A. J. Finn, published by William Morrow and Company, 2017.
The main character of the book, 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, and their teenage son. They seemed to make a 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.
The book is being made into a movie to be released this summer.
The next NPC Book Club meeting will be Monday, February 10, 2020, at 2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. The featured book is Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, by Kent Anderson Leslie (University of Georgia Press, 1995). The discussion leader will be Delene Lee. Everyone is welcome at Book Club meetings. Contact Delene Lee for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org