Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Watching You by Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: January 9, 2019

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Atria Books for the ebook ARC of Watching You by Lisa Jewell in exchange for an honest review.

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England. It is home to doctors, lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you. 

As the headmaster, Tom Fitzwilliam ics credited with turning around the local school, and who is beloved by all – including Joey Mullen, his new neighbour. Joey quickly develops an intense infatuation with this charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Freddie, Tom’s teenaged son – a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for M15 – excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. 

Jenna Tripp, one of Tom’s students, also live on the same street and she is not convinced that her teacher is squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing he has taken a liking to her best friend and fellow classmate , Bess and also Jenna’s mother – whose mental health is deteriorating and she is also convinced that Mr.Fitzwilliam is stalking her. 

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, her obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam. 

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend it. This book was so hard to put down. The whole time you know something has happened and that someone is murdered, but you don’t know exactly who it is. The book is slowly revealing secrets and leading you up to this shocking ending. I really enjoyed this thriller by Lisa Jewell. I have also read Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. She definitely does not disappoint with her novels that I have read. I am looking forward to reading more by her! 

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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
Publish Date: April 17, 2018

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Simon & Schuster Canada for the ebook ARC of Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.

Ellie was her mother’s golden child. She had her whole life ahead of her. She went missing at the age of 15.

It has now been ten years since Ellie has disappeared but, Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. One day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a cafe and sweeps Laurel off her feet.

Laurel and Floyd hit it off right away and before too long she is staying over at his house and meeting his nine year old daughter. 

Poppy is intelligent and pretty – and meeting her takes Laurel’s breath away. Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. 

And now all of these unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. 

What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend it. Right from the beginning it had me hooked. I couldn’t put it down and when I did, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The book had me guessing for the most part of it. It had quite a few twists. This is the first Lisa Jewell novel that I have read and it definitely won’t be the last! 

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