Watching You [Book Review]

September 23, 2018

The title of the book was so appealing to me and I had to start reading this book. When I started reading it, I was so curious to know exactly who is watching who. I completed this book today and I’ve sitting with my laptop for the past 30 minutes trying to figure out how to talk about this book, and here we are. I hope I would be able to capture all my thoughts precisely.  

Its a genre I don’t tend to read a lot and I think I need to change that soon.

Book Details

Title: Watching You || Author: Lisa Jewell || Genre: Suspense, Domestic Fiction || Imprint: Random House UK || Publicist: Lauren MC Diarmid || Published: 12 July 2018 || Pages: 490


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.

My Thoughts

This is a first book I’ve read by the author and I don’t gravitate towards this genre more, but it was an amazing read. I think it might push me towards this genre. The writing style for me was just fantastic.

I loved all the characters and the author did an amazing job bringing them back to life. It was easy to relate to most of them. I also enjoyed how different the characters are and they tied in perfectly to the story.

The story-line for me was intriguing from the beginning. Everyone is watching everyone else. But no one is seeing anything, because although all the information they need is buried in plain sight, their personal filters make them ignore it. All of the watching. None of the thinking.

The author did a good job keeping the suspense throughout the book, which was amazing.  

Overall, this was a great, fast paced book I’d recommend to everyone who is into suspense. Even though I was able to predict some other parts, I really enjoyed the book.


Those were my thoughts, if you’ve read this book or any other book by the author, I’d like to know your thoughts.

Thank you again to Penguin Random House SA for sending me a review copy.

Until next time, lets keep reading.

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