Watching You (Unabridged‪)‬

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    • $16.99

Publisher Description

“Quickly and assuredly, Jewell builds an ecosystem of countervailing suspicions…Tricky, clever, unexpected.” —New York Times Book Review

“Brace yourself as Jewell stacks up the secrets, then lights a long, slow fuse.” —People

“A seize-you-by-the-throat thriller and a genuinely moving family drama.” —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

The instant New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Then She Was Gone delivers another suspenseful page-turner about a shocking murder in a picturesque and well-to-do English town, perfect “for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and Luckiest Girl Alive” (Library Journal).

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and 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 sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.

One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her.

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

In Lisa Jewell’s latest brilliant “bone-chilling suspense” (People) no one is who they seem—and everyone is hiding something. Who has been murdered—and who would have wanted one of their neighbors dead? As “Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace” (Booklist, starred review), you will be kept guessing until the startling revelation on the very last page.

Mysteries & Thrillers
Gabrielle Glaister
hr min
December 26
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews

jennalp455 ,

Finished in one day!

This was such an easy book to listen to, a lot of the reviews say it is easy to guess the twist but I don’t mind that with this one. There is still secrets you learn along the way. I love the foreshadowing you can look back on.

My only fault is I really didn’t love the narrators voice, I feel like I was listening to mrs. doubtfire reading to me. For a book with such young characters I think they should have gotten a narrator with a younger sounding voice.

erin ma11on ,

Longest Book Ever

This book was filled with useless information. I nominated this for my book club and we all disliked it. I only enjoyed the last 10ish chapters. Every time I thought the book was picking up, it just died right back down. Cannot stress enough …not worth your time.

Cvizzle1998 ,

Pretty good!

This was the first novel by Jewell that I had read. It was twisty and had many unexpected revelations. I enjoyed this book as it was interesting throughout and most of all, believable.

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