Intricate, atmospheric, and utterly spellbinding, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW is one of the most eagerly anticipated literary debuts of the decade—a Rear Window expertly and thrillingly re-imagined for our time, with comparisons being drawn to major publishing events like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. The most widely acquired novel of all time prior to publication, it has been sold in 38 territories around the world, and Fox 2000, the makers of Life of Pi and Hidden Figures, preempted the film rights, with Oscar winner Scott Rudin producing and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts writing the script.
Readers are introduced to 38-year-old Anna Fox, a once respected child psychologist, now a shut-in who hasn’t set foot outside her New York City townhouse for almost a year. She lives alone, separated from her husband and their young daughter. As a housebound recluse, she spends her days self-medicating, watching old movies, and spying on her neighbors, whom she can often glimpse through their windows. Anna takes a particular interest in a new family that has just moved into another townhouse opposite her own across a small park. Then she witnesses what appears to be a horrific incident in their living room. Unable to leave her house to investigate, she is equally unable to convince the police or anyone else to believe her. Drinking too much and taking a number of powerful prescription medications, Anna begins to wonder if she has lost her mind, or if someone is trying to make her believe that she has.