Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Just who is Tom Fitzwilliam?  Does anyone really know?

To the outside world he is a handsome, popular, successful man, but is he really all that?

Strange things always happen in the neighborhoods where Tom lives, and Melville Heights is no exception.  

There is spying in the neighborhood by his son, there are women in love with Tom, and there is a neighbor, Mrs. Tripp, who thinks Tom is the cause of numerous strange things happening to her and has remembered something about Tom that happened a few years ago.  

Could Mrs. Tripp be right about Tom and everyone else wrong thinking he is perfect?   She doesn't give up.

Tom’s son, Freddie, is definitely odd and frightening.

There are other characters that play some major roles such as Joey who is a suspect in a murder investigation that occurred in the neighborhood and who has a crush on Tom Fitzwilliam. 

WATCHING YOU is definitely a study in human nature with nosy neighbors being the focus.  It seemed that everyone was spying on someone with Freddie being the major one.

As the book continues, the mystery about who Tom really is and who the murdered person is at the beginning of the book are slowly revealed.

WATCHING YOU has a lot of unlikable and odd characters, but that is what made it good and typical Lisa Jewell. 

I was asking myself just who is anyone in this twisty, strange, but excellent thriller that had me wondering about all of the characters and what was happening.

If you enjoy Lisa Jewell’s books, you won’t want to miss reading WATCHING YOU.  

The ending revelations are GREAT!! 4/5

This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Another great read by Lisa Jewell.

    Do you enjoy her books?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I should finish this one up today. I think I know the final twist, but knowing Jewell, I'm probably wrong.

    1. She does throw in those twists. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  3. I always enjoy this author's books, and loved this one, too. Thanks for sharing.

    1. They usually are good for me.

      The Girls in The Garden wasn't a favorite.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

  4. Hmmm... I would need to be n the mood. Have a great festive season. Cheers from Carole's chatter

    1. Sometimes mood is a factor. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Carole.

  5. I think I've only read one of her books and it wasn't all that suspenseful (The House We Grew Up In). I liked her writing though and will think about reading this one. I like a good twist :)

    1. Agreed...The House We Grew Up In wasn't suspenseful. :)

      Most of hers are.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.