A Slow Burn Thriller

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Do you ever get the feeling that you're being watched?

Watching You by Lisa Jewell takes place in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. However, there are cracks beneath the polished veneer of the houses. Each of the neighbors has their own secrets and their own agendas. What goes on behind the closed doors of Melville Heights will make you wonder what's happening in your own neighborhood.

Watching You is the second novel that I have read by Lisa Jewell, the first being The Girls in the Garden. Watching You is one of those slow burn psychological thrillers. Throughout the beginning of the story, we are introduced to a myriad of different characters, and each of their perspectives helps the story unfold. At first, I kept getting the characters confused, which made the first part of the novel a little "clunky" for me. The characters live in a place where neighbors keep an eye on each other, and that's not always a good thing. Nothing is quite as it seems, and as the story progresses, the characters grow increasingly suspicious. As the plot begins to unravel, the tension builds in a twist that you won't see coming. Watching You will be out in just a few days, so make sure you add it to your TBR! This one gets 4/5 from me.