A. J. Finn published The Woman in the Window in January 2018, a debut thriller sold in 40 territories around the world. Learn more about the author, his book, as well as ratings and reviews on the latter.
A. J. Finn is the pseudonym of Daniel Mallory. His debut novel, The Woman in the Window, is being described by Stephen King as “remarkable”. The book is currently in development as a major film at Fox 2000, to be produced by Oscar winner Scott Rudin and written by Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts.
Before writing full-time, Finn spent a decade working in publishing in both New York and London, with a particular emphasis on thrillers and mysteries. The authors he published or helped acquire over the years include Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling), Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwell, Carl Hiaasen, Sara Paretsky, and Nelson DeMille.
The Woman in the Window was inspired by a range of experiences: his lifelong love affair with suspense fiction, from the Sherlock Holmes stories he devoured as a kid to the work of Patricia Highsmith, whom he studied at the graduate level at Oxford; his passion for classic cinema, especially the films of Alfred Hitchcock; and his struggles with agoraphobia and depression. The result, he hopes, is a psychological thriller in the vein of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Kate Atkinson, among others.
When not writing, he likes reading; swimming; cooking; travelling. He is also a dog-lover.
Finn collects first-edition books and divide his time between New York and London.
Let’s dive now into the book story.
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“Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn
“Unputdownable.” —Stephen King
“A dark, twisty confection.” —Ruth Ware
“Absolutely gripping.” —Louise Penny
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .
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, mother, their teenaged son. The 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.