Book: I Am Watching You | Author: Teresa Driscoll | Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Psychological thriller | Rating: 4/5
So as we all can tell I have been in a suspense mood with my latest books. I have been trying to fulfill this deep rooted itch that, “The Perfect Marriage” has placed within me.. Such a great book. Anyways this book was amazing! Kudos to the author for her attention to detail and for constantly leaving us wondering. However, I really struggle with multiple POVs as it is. This book had like 5 all together and then some extra ones added in towards the end. Now, while I love knowing what the heck is going on from every side of the story I seem to place a level of interest for each POV. So I can be reading and then come upon The Private Detective Matthew, while he was not a bad character he was not as interesting as others. This made it easy for me to stop when I got to him and then harder to pick up because I wasn’t having an immediate interest.
However, the book was very well written. It followed on of the POV Ella who had witnessed two young girls chatting with older ex prison guys and instead of her alerting someone or stepping in she just sat aside. Later on she found out one of the girls (Anna) had turned up missing. This follows Ella and her enormous guilt she feels. The POVs are, The Witness (Ella), The Father (Henry), The Private Investigator (Matthew), and The Friend (Sarah). All have a small tidbit they are holding back when it comes to the case. The author teases the reader over these little nuggets of information and that is what keeps you reading. However, I feel like it was a more relaxed suspense. I don’t think I would consider it a thriller unless you are reading Ella’s portion.. Even then it is rather mild.
Like I said this book was a great read! Was it my favorite? No. I need a little more drama and thrill. In my eyes it was a more relaxed read, (well as relaxed as you can get when involving murder)… I would recommend this book because you do see a lot of character growth throughout it. Also she doesn’t really go into detail for a lot of the main characters in the end. Just kind of gives you a little insight on what they ended up doing. Which of course always bugs me.. But I am not known for liking “up for your own interpretation endings.”
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