Watching You by Lisa Jewell


Title: Watching You

Author: Lisa Jewell

Release Date: December 26, 2018

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:  Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.

One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam…

My Review: Oh..Emm..Gee What a twisted read! 

The novel starts with a case, an interrogation which may or may not be of a murder..

Then it’s dispersed throughout the novel as we keep learning more and more about the characters. There’s a ton of characters, and although it’s not first person (which I prefer), the point of view switches from one character to another and you still get a get the multiple POV feel through the narrative. The plot is strong, and it touches a lot of the thriller suspense topics, obsession, drama, twisted relationships, creepy feels.. all the things.

As a reader you’ll find yourself binge reading to find out what happens!

I highly, highly recommend this novel, it was my first Lisa Jewell, and I can’t wait to read her past novels.. it makes me wonder why I haven’t read one of hers before..

This novel releases

Thank You #AtriaBooks and #BookishFirst for sending me this beautiful copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.. #Partner

Love, Ellie

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