‘The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window’: All the Evidence That Tricked Fans Away From the Real Killer
Netflix‘s The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window takes audiences on a whirlwind of evidence that leads them away from who the killer really is. Anna (Kristen Bell) relies on wine to ease the pain of her husband leaving her and what occurred to her daughter.
One day she witnesses a murder across the street that pushes her to investigate. As authorities do not believe her story, Anna looks for her own clues that only leads to confusion.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window.]
Anna originally believes Neil is the killer in ‘The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window’
In the first episodes of The Woman in the House, Anna’s crush on Neil turns into suspicion. After witnessing Lisa’s murder and the authorities do not believe her, she looks up information on Neil. She learns the police questioned Neil as a possible suspect in his wife’s death years ago.
Looking for more answers, she meets with the wife’s sister and learns of another incident. Neil was the chaperone for a class trip at Emma’s old school. The teacher suddenly fell from the lighthouse and died. Anna’s suspicion of Neil intensifies.
Before Lisa’s murder, Anna learned Lisa was lying about who she was and had a boyfriend named Rex. When Rex comes to find Anna, she learns Lisa is a con woman with the help of Rex. They targeted Neil to get access to his money. Anna now believes Neil killed Lisa after discovering her plan.
New evidence points to Anna ‘The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window’
Despite Anna’s insistence that Neil killed Lisa, the authorities finally believe the murder occurred. But there is a new suspect that comes into play. After Rex and Anna have a night of passion, the police find Lisa’s dismembered body in the woods. They arrest Rex after a voicemail he left threatening Lisa. A short while later, the evidence leads to another suspect.
The forensics team found a sharpened painter’s knife near where the body was found. Anna is the only person who knew Lisa and has access to the knife as a painter. The police also found a drawn portrait of Anna, Neil, and Emma in her home.
Anna has no recollection of committing the murder. The evidence in The Woman in the House gets complicated. Authorities believe Anna had a grudge against Lisa and was further provoked by consuming wine with pills. Anna is adamant she did not kill anyone, despite slightly questioning herself. Another suspect arises by the near end of The Woman in the House.
Buell was living with Anna without her knowing
Throughout The Woman in the House, more evidence interweaves into tricking fans of who the killer is. When Anna is released from custody, she returns home. Since Douglas left, Anna would hear noises coming from the attic but was afraid of checking. When she hears noises again from the attic, she sees a dark red liquid seeping from the attic door.
She calls her therapist, who is revealed to be Douglas, and he helps her gain the courage to go to the attic. The red liquid was paint. After finding a destroyed portrait of Lisa, Anna insists she is not the killer. Douglas wonders who else has access to the house and her supplies.
Anna notices a pair of work gloves. She remembers Buell bringing her in from the rain when she collapsed trying to get to Lisa after the murder. Looking behind some furniture, Anna realizes Buell has been sleeping in the attic. Douglas reveals that Buell was his first patient he helped rehabilitate after Buell murdered his family.
Douglas hired him to fix the mailbox. Anna informs Douglas that Buell is still fixing the mailbox after three years and suspects Buell is the killer. But The Woman in the House has one final twist and reveals the true killer and their motives.
The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window is available to stream on Netflix.