Watch Her

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Watch Her was a very, very slow burn. At some points, I began to wonder if it was even a murder mystery or even a mystery. When I requested to read this book I wasn’t aware it was part of a series and that may be a part of the disconnect I felt with the main character of the series. I know she’s closed off to others in the book but it felt like I was also shut out – the previous two books could 100% contain more background on Hester. The characters in the book while strong just felt incomplete and I believe it would have been in my best interest to read the first two books before this one. Hester’s love for Kate made this mama’s heart sing, as well as Angela’s secret love of George (and the fear she admits regarding him at the end of the book).

The most shocking twist was a character reveal that I was not expecting, aside from that the other reveals were fairly run of the mill. I knew that the Matson family was hiding secrets but I did not see it playing out the way that it did. I felt like 75% of the book was building up to the last 25% and after such a slow build I was a little disappointed in the overall outcome of the book. Fans of cozy mysteries that can get a little gritty might do well with this series though.

I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy mysteries, murder mysteries, suspense, female protagonists, and thrillers. I would like to thank Kensington Publishing, Books Forward PR, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a digital ARC of Watch Her – all opinions are my own.