I received ‘Watching You’ by Lisa Jewell as a Christmas Present. I had given my Mum a list of 15 books, and she bought me 8 of them!!!!! I read this back in March and it was the first book I had read from Lisa Jewell. This book got me hooked and now I want to read all the books she has released.
This book is set in Melville Heights, in a lovely area of Bristol. There is a murder in the kitchen of one of the houses and after describing this scene it switches to the past to portray the moments that lead up to the terrible event.
Joey Mullen moves into her brother’s house with her husband, where they share with her brother and his wife. She soon comes across a neighbour Tom Fitzwilliam who is a local school headmaster and lives a couple of doors down with his own family. She starts to fall for him, and whilst she is dealing with these unexpected feelings, she also feels like someone is constantly watching. Who is watching & who committed the murder?
You get to see many different characters narrating their own lives, each leading to more clues and lies which help to uncover who is the murderer. I love this style of writing it makes it very interesting and exciting as you explore the characters lives through their own words.
This book is very relatable, I don’t think there are many people who don’t snoop out their curtains to see what is going on, I am certainly guilty of this. The characters and the storyline with twists and turns kept me captivated the whole way through. I can’t wait to continue reading more of Lisa Jewell’s books.
Overall, an exciting, psychological thriller that makes you think about who could really be watching you.