Watching You – Lisa Jewell

About the Book : You’re not the only one watching.

You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.

You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.

That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you

About the AuthorLisa was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & Design studying Fashion Illustration and Communication.

She worked for the fashion chain Warehouse for three years as a PR assistant and then for Thomas Pink, the Jermyn Street shirt company for four years as a receptionist and PA. She started her first novel, Ralph’s Party, for a bet in 1996. She finished it in 1997 and it was published by Penguin books in May 1998. It went on to become the best-selling debut novel of that year.

She has since written a further nine novels, as is currently at work on her eleventh.

She now lives in an innermost part of north London with her husband Jascha, an IT consultant, her daughters, Amelie and Evie and her silver tabbies, Jack and Milly.

My Review:  I Love Lisa Jewell’s books and you should read this next.  That’s basically my review.

You know you are guaranteed a page turner full of interesting characters, a clever plot line, several red herrings and quite a few moments of oooohs and aaaahhs along the way.

Watching You is Lisa Jewell’s latest book and this one is slightly darker than her previous novels.  The main character Joey (Josephine) has returned to the UK after living abroad, now 27 years old and bringing her new husband, she moves in with her brother Jack and his pregnant wife.  Told through alternating characters and points of view, plus the police interview transcripts we learn from the start that there has been a murder, but we don’t know who has been killed or why until quite far into the story.

I have to admit that at 90% through the book I still didn’t quite know who or why although I did have my suspicions and will admit I was half right.  This is a story of obsession and secrets, infatuation and deceit and if you are looking for something to keep you guessing throughout then Watching You is definitely a book you should read.

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