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Book Review - Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Welcome to my Review of Watching You by Lisa Jewell! 




What They Say:

Gripping psychological suspense from the number one bestselling author of Then She Was Gone, as what begins as an innocent crush develops into a dangerous infatuation.
You’re back home after four years working abroad with a brand new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now, you’re living with your big brother, camped out in his spare bedroom. And then – quite unexpectedly – you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher of the local high school. He’s twice your age. And he’s devastatingly attractive. Soon you find you’re watching him. All the time. But what you don’t know is that someone is watching you. Or that what has started as an innocent crush is quickly turning into an obsession as dark as it is deadly.

Family secrets, illicit passion, and an unexplained murder lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell’s gripping new novel.


What I Say:

I just finished reading Watching You and I am in shock! Talk about suspenseful! Man!!

I absolutely loved every thing about this book, from the diversity of the characters to the inclusion of police interviews alongside the story. This is a very high paced, suspenseful, chilling read and I suspect it will haunt me for a while.


I thought I had it figured out quite early on, then I changed my mind again and again. And I still didn't get it, such is the complexity of the plot. There are some highly sensitive issues that are touched upon and they are dealt with really well.

I adore everything Lisa Jewell has written but over the past few books she has gone darker and more twisted, each new book creepier than the last. And that is exactly what we have here. Watching You is extremely addictive and will leave you on the edge of your seat saying "Bloody Hell!" like it did to me.

My only complaint is that I've read it and I really wish I still had it to look forward to! 11/10

Watching You is out on 12th July 2018

Big thanks to Najma Finlay at Penguin/Random House for sending me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review



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