Someone is always watching

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Thank you so much to Atria Books and Bookish First for giving me the chance to read an early copy of Watching You. I was so excited when I won it.
I enjoyed Watching You. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting it to be. I'm a big fan of thrillers, along with millions of other people in the reading world. They are full of twists and turns, shocks and surprises. Most thrillers that I read really, really try to shock me with something crazy. Watching You is a much quieter, more reserved thriller than I've read in a while. It's not shocking me with flashes and bangs, but it's giving me a story where I can't really trust anyone.
Watching You is set on a street of Painted Houses. It looks to be an idyllic place, but all of the residents aren't what you think them to be. There is this undercurrent of uneasiness throughout the whole story that I really enjoyed. I couldn't really trust any of the characters. So many of them were questionable. They were Characters making bad life choices or characters with shady pasts. It really did leave me guessing as to what exactly was going to happen and where it was going to go.
I'd describe Watching You as a quiet thriller, it's not rushing the reader toward anything. It's taking its own time to set the scene, cast suspicion, and give us the clues to what really happened. I really enjoyed that.
It was told through multiple characters' points of view, which I also enjoyed. I liked reading and getting to meet them all. Every character that I did meet, well, let's just say they weren't perfect. There's a creepy teacher, a teenage watcher, a newlywed who is already lusting after other men. It just showed that though they might live in beautiful houses, there are other things going on behind the facade.
I also really enjoyed the chapters that were the police transcripts. I wanted to know so badly what had happened, who did it, and the way the transcripts popped up just kept me so curious.
I did not suspect the ending at all. Watching You did a really good job on leading me to suspecting all these other people, that when it finally came to the big reveal, I realized I was wrong, wrong, wrong. It was a good twist and I wasn't expecting it.
I really enjoyed Watching You. It's not an in-your-face-thriller, but it gives you a great slow burn. If you're a thriller fan, I'd definitely recommend it.

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