|Mystery Reading Group|
Event Type: Book Discussion|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Do you enjoy reading "who-done-its" whether they are courtroom thrillers or cozies? Want to discuss these books with other mystery lovers & discover new authors? Join the Mystery Reading Group. This month: "A.J. Finn's The Woman in the Window".Library: Fountain Hills Branch Library location
Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.
Location: Conference Room
Dr. Anna Fox lives the life of a recluse in her New York City brownstone. She lives alone, spending her days watching old suspense movies, playing online chess, drinking wine, and spying on her neighbors. When a couple and their teenage son move in across the street, Anna is intrigued by the seemingly perfect family. But one night she sees something she shouldn’t and her world begins to spiral terrifyingly out of control. The Woman in the Window is a twisty psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems.
1. How did you feel about Anna at the beginning of the book? How does your opinion of her change?
2. Why does Anna spy on her neighbors? Is it loneliness, curiosity, jealousy, or something else?
3. At what point did you start to believe Anna is an unreliable narrator?
4. Why do think Anna and Ethan developed a friendship?
5. How does Anna’s agoraphobia contribute to the story? Does her interest in old Hitchcock films contribute to her sense of paranoia?
6. What was your reaction when you found out the truth about Anna’s family?
7. What were the red herrings (false clues) in the book? How do they work to make the story more intriguing?
8. Were you able to predict the ending? If so, at what point were you fairly sure of the outcome?
9. Were you satisfied by how the book was resolved?
10. Compare The Woman in the Window to other domestic noir novels you might have read. How is it similar, and how is it different?