The Watcher

Hmmm… I’m a little annoyed, the hype of this book made me add it to my amazon basket with no hesitation… but honestly I was underwhelmed by this book.

No.1 – my pet hate: grammar and spelling mistakes. We all know how distracting it can be when you’re reading away and find a spelling mistake plonked in the middle of the sentence. It happened a few too many times in this book and I was a little peeved given the price and the fact it’s published through a publishing house… these things should have been picked up!

Anyhow… on to the plot: Lily is a keen birdwatcher but finds her binoculars useful for other things… spying on neighbours! Now before you jump to conclusions that Lily is a nutter, let me explain – a neighbour has been brutally murdered and since Lily had only visited the old lady the night before it happened, she becomes obsessed with finding out the truth.

Aiden; her husband, seems to become more and more of a recluse and doesn’t seem to be helping Lily at all. Her colleagues in work seem to be giving her a wide berth… it’s as if they know something Lily has forgotten… apart from Phil – mainly because the poor chap has a crush on her!

By collecting information about all of her neighbours, Lily is able to find out the truth… but will the truth kill her?

It has that heart pumping vibe flowing through it that makes you want to read page after page…

It also had that that haunting feeling you get when a book is messing with your mind…

BUT… what I didn’t like was the higgledy-piggledy nature of the plot… yes it added suspense and created that hazy feeling in your mind – the other side, though was that it just left me confused and in a way that made my mind grumpy rather than elated.

A real shame.

Until next time, Chloé x

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  1. I did wonder about this book…I shall put it on the ” To read when I have nothing else…”

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