This psychological thriller does have all the markings of an Alfred Hitchcock film. Anna Fox is a wine-chugging recluse who lives alone, spends her days spying on her neighbors, and her nights watching classic noir cinema. A new family moves in next door; they seem like normal everyday folk- until the day Anna sees something that makes the line between fantasy and reality blur more than her vision after a case of merlot. I’m not kidding when I say every chapter throws you a new curveball, and I’m not kidding when I tell you that reading it on break at work resulted in most of my staff wanting to read it because my reactions were so memorable.
I will tell you that it’s one of the best books out this month, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s on “Best of 2018” lists. Truly a mind-bending debut novel that I strongly encourage you to check out.
The Woman in the Window is out now. (HarperCollins, $26.99, ISBN 0062678418).