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Today, I'll be discussing 2018 mystery and new release, Watching You. Lisa Jewell's latest novel will be on sale December 26, 2018!
A BIG thanks to Atria Books (Simon & Schuster) for sending me a free ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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Watching You by Lisa Jewell
Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you...
Tom Fitzwilliam, the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, is beloved by everyone—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor. Quickly, Joey develops an infatuation with this charming man. But she's certainly not the only one.
Jenna Tripp, one of Tom’s students, also lives on the same street. However, she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he's taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate.
And after doing some digging, Jenna discovers that a twenty-year-old diary reveals some unyielding information—information that reveals a young schoolgirl's obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam.
Lisa Jewell's latest novel is a fine, character-based mystery. Despite a lack of intense suspense or thrill, there's no doubt that Watching you will have readers hooked until the very last page.
This upcoming piece features Jewell's excellent writing style—one that both paints a vivid picture but is also quite easy to follow. Her word choice is detailed but not overwhelming, which is great because it makes this book an easy and enjoyable read for fans of all genres.
The storyline of Watching You is also quite compelling. Although the novel is based around a gruesome crime, the scenes that lead up to the attack are also gripping, intriguing, and thought-provoking. Fans of psychological thrillers will take pleasure in the fact that Jewell's latest includes more than one mystery.
In spite of the book's unique plot, the star of Watching You is the cast itself. Although the cast appears quite large, most characters play a fundamental role in the story. The author manages to perfectly create and develop each persona, which in turn, makes Melville Heights come alive.
Watching You is an ideal piece for readers who enjoy psychological thrillers but prefer to stay away from dark and gory mysteries.
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