Everyone is a suspect. Everyone has something to hide.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Published: December 26, 2018
What a thrilling suspenseful read! As the title suggests…someone’s being watched. But who? And why? This fast paced read was exciting and deceptive with many complicated twists.
The story begins with a dead body and then flashes back to before the gruesome murder. The cast of characters are entertaining, well developed and an eccentric bunch. The handsome school director Tom lives with his adoring wife Nicola and their loner son Freddie in a gorgeous painted house in Melville Heights. Freddie is a little creepy and we see right away he likes spying on the neighbor girls. One of these girls Jenna, is concerned about Tom and gets a bit uneasy and thinks he’s gross. Newlyweds Joey and Alfred are living with her brother and wife but Joey starts having fantasies about married Tom. Oh and Jenna’s mom is unstable and is convinced she’s being “gang-stalked”… this is a busy neighborhood! But why is everyone drawn to Tom? What is his appeal?
All this to say… no one is who they seem to be! Eventually we learn of a connection to a suspicious event 20 years ago. Pieces start to come together and clues seem to be everywhere. I would be convinced who the culprit was, and then I’d turn a page and be completely wrong.
This was my first book by Lisa Jewell and I appreciated her precise style of writing – addictive and exciting.
About the Author:
Lisa Jewell in her own words…
Thank you for visiting my page! I’ve been here in one form or another for A Very Long Time Indeed. My first book, Ralph’s Party, came out in 1998, when I was still a young person and when some of you may not yet have been born. Since then I have written and published another fourteen books, from the ‘curry and flatmates’ novels of the nineties and noughties like Thirtynothing, One Hit Wonder, A Friend of the Family and Vince & Joy, to more serious ‘themed’ novels like After The Party (marriage), The Making of Us (sperm donation) and The House We Grew Up In (hoarding) to my more recent domestic thrillers, like The Third Wife, The Girls, I Found You and Then She Was Gone.
I live in London with my husband, two daughters, two hairy cats, two nervous guinea pigs and a very lovely auburn dog. I write every day, a minimum of one thousand words, in a cafe, with no access to the internet, in two to three hour sessions. It’s a very good life.
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