Book Review #37: I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

i am watching you


Title: I Am Watching You

Author: Teresa Driscoll

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Format: Paperback

Date of Publication: October 1st 2017

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN13: 9781542046596

What would it take to make you intervene?

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.

A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear for her life.

Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna’s friends and family might have something to hide. Anna’s best friend, Sarah, hasn’t been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night—and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.

Someone knows where Anna is—and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.

This book was such a pleasure to read. When I read the blurb I found it interesting. But it was so much more intense than that. Every page, every chapter, every character had more to themselves than they were showing. One amazing thing that I noticed and I loved that each chapter felt like a book of its own. What I mean by this is that every chapter started easy and slow, building up tension towards the end. Because of this element, every chapter ended with a cliffhanger, making me wanting more (aka a reader’s dream). I loved how the chapters alternated between different characters providing an all-round picture of what the story is. Another quality that I loved about the book was the author’s writing skills. It felt like the author hand-picked every single word and carefully cut out the story like one would do with a diamond. Throughout the book, I kept thinking how and why Anna went missing, and why someone is keeping a watch on Ella, and so many other questions. All of them were answered and beautifully tied up into a bouquet of primroses and bluebells with wild garlic and campion. I absolutely loved this book and can’t recommend it enough.

Final Verdict:
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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