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January Book of the Month: The Woman in the Window by A J Finn. Post a question ahead of the author webchat, on Wednesday 6 February at 5pm

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SorchaMumsnet · 19/12/2018 15:39

What better way to wile away a chilly winter's eve than with a spine-tingling read? Our January Book of the Month, The Woman in the Window by A J Finn is just that, following an agoraphobic woman who believes she has witnessed a horrible crime in a neighbouring house.

Find out more and read or listen to an extract. And then grab a copy and joining us in reading the book ahead of our webchat with A J on 6 February 2019, at 5pm.

January Book of the Month: The Woman in the Window by A J Finn. Post a question ahead of the author webchat, on Wednesday 6 February at 5pm
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Crayolaaa · 01/01/2019 20:58

I read this today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Got one of the twists pretty early on, but not the main one. Fabulous story, characters and writing.

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yUMMYmUMMYb · 12/01/2019 22:53

Just finished this book. It took me a little while to get into it, but have read the second half this evening. Real page turning stuff! Look forward to the chat. Hard to think of questions without spoilers. Fab book!

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Extralargeoranges · 20/01/2019 14:01

Sorry, was trying to start a thread in aibu. Dont know what happened. I will report my post.

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FernieB · 29/01/2019 13:11

Does anyone know if the books have been sent out yet? I had a message to say I'd won a copy a little while ago, supplied my address etc and haven't heard anything further.

HollowTalk · 29/01/2019 13:12

Oh I've just been given a copy of this from a friend who said it was great. Will start it today!

SorchaMumsnet · 30/01/2019 11:41

Hi @FernieB - sorry to hear you haven't received your prize yet. The publisher should have sent them out by now - we're chasing and will update you.

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SorchaMumsnet · 30/01/2019 12:02

Update: the publisher had ordered the books from their warehouse and you should receive your copy by the end of the week. Apologies for the delay!

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HappyAndYouKnowItGlugTheWine · 30/01/2019 22:06

Read this in a few days (well, audiobook) and really enjoyed it. Got one twist from outset as it was quite clear (perhaps not meant as a twist??) but enjoyed all the same!

Honeyroar · 31/01/2019 22:00

I read this last week. I really enjoyed it. I read it in a day. It was intriguing. I knew there was going to be a twist at the end, but it could have gone a few ways.

FernieB · 31/01/2019 22:29

Thanks Sorcha - book has now arrived. I shall crack on with it this weekend. Judging by the comments so far, it's a good one!

Xenadog · 02/02/2019 19:56

I read this book when it first came out and I bloody loved it! The twists and turns are so cleverly written.

FernieB · 03/02/2019 09:16

Before I started reading I wasn't sure I was going to have time to finish it before the webchat. It was so gripping I stayed up until the early hours to finish it. I read quite a few thrillers and can usually guess the 'twist' by about halfway in. I didn't get this one until the very end. It's very cleverly written and as its told from the perspective of a very unreliable witness I wasn't sure who to believe.

So pleased it's going to be a film - my DH will enjoy it provided I can keep quiet and not spoil it for him!

I'd like to ask, did you know from the outset what your ending would be or did it evolve as you wrote? Or did you change your mind at all?

Nativityriot · 03/02/2019 10:31

I really LOVED this book, the characterisation of the protagonist was brilliant. I really got her existence in the house (and I am the opposite of agoraphobic). Really great.

mummyhaschangedhername · 03/02/2019 10:47

I bought this book about a week ago. Really struggling to get into it at the moment but the comments her make me want to persevere. I think it's just a little different than I am used to and I'm a little frustrated that the characters job is described as a psychologist when I'm guessing given their medical training they are actually as psychiatrist. Ok, off to start reading it again.

Honeyroar · 03/02/2019 11:25

Is it going to be a film? Fantastic! I was thinking it would be a great film as I read it.

FernieB · 03/02/2019 19:00

Yes Honeyroar, the copy of the book I have says on the inside back cover that's it's going to be a film with Amy Adams, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore.

SophiaLovesSummer · 03/02/2019 23:58

It's a seriously slow burn for me - is it worth sticking with it?

Hoolahoophop · 04/02/2019 13:26

Reading this now, but looking to the future. Is there a February book of the month? Thanks

nyu82 · 04/02/2019 19:15

FYI...very interesting article by Ian Parker in the New Yorker (11th Feb.2019 issue) on the it before you read the book if you can....

LilQuim · 04/02/2019 19:21

Was just about to post about the New Yorker article. Here it is if anyone is interested. Sounds a little James Frey...

custardlover · 04/02/2019 22:21

Yes! Also just read that extraordinary article - an incredible read and gosh, just gosh...

Honeyroar · 04/02/2019 22:46

That was a long and strange article. The book was better!😜

callmecrazybut · 05/02/2019 00:11

@SorchaMumsnet why do you link to Amazon? A company known for causing huge harm to the book trade (and retail in general) as well as treating their employees like rubbish? Then there's their questionable tax situation? It would be great if you linked to different bookshops every months, maybe gave some independents a boost or even just Waterstones?!

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