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“Quickly and assuredly, Jewell builds an ecosystem of countervailing suspicions…Tricky, clever, unexpected.” —New York Times Book Review “Brace yourself as Jewell stacks up the secrets, then lights a long, slow fuse.” —People “A seize-you-by-the-throat thriller and a genuinely moving family drama.” —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window The instant New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Then She Was Gone delivers another suspenseful page-turner about a shocking murder in a picturesque and well-to-do English town, perfect “for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and Luckiest Girl Alive” (Library Journal).You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now, you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room. That’s when you meet the man next door. He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him. All the time. But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession. Or that someone is watching you. In Lisa Jewell’s latest “bone-chilling suspense” (People), no one is who they seem—and everyone has something to hide. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Ruth Ware, Watching You will keep you guessing as “Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace” (Booklist, starred review) until the startling revelations on the very last page.
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"Kind of an awkward story to read, but interesting enough to keep going. The twists did surprise me, and the characters got more likable as the story progressed and they grew as people. The whole topic of an man in education preying on the students, was off-putting… especially since it was all alleged and seemed to be totally made up, creating this side of Tom that you question and hate for what turns to be no reason. "
"Great read I think I found one of my favorite authors "
Gabi de la cruz
"I am between 3-4 stars on this. I think I’d probably go a solid 3.5. This wasn’t a bad story but it took some time to really get into. This was my kindle book for reading on the go. It wasn’t gripping enough to continue reading until closer to the end. I’m still not understanding the infatuation factor between the lead male character and all the female characters. Also I was able to narrow down the killer in the last 1/3 of the book. Was it bad, no. Was it great? Also no. Good read but maybe by British standards it was more exciting? I would read this author again"
"My first Lisa Jewell books and was one of my top 5 of 2020. Just when I thought I knew what was going on here in Watching You, I was proven wrong. This book is so atmospheric and twisty and I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to read more books by her. "