A tense psychological thriller about a mother who must keep watch at all times if she wants to keep her family safe—from USA TODAY and #1 national bestselling author Samantha M. Bailey.
Wherever you go…
she’ll be watching.
Sarah Goldman, mother to six-year-old Jacob, is relieved to move across the country. She has a lot she wants to leave behind, especially Holly Monroe, the pretty twenty-two-year-old babysitter she and her husband, Daniel, hired to take care of their young son last summer. It started out as a perfect arrangement—Sarah had a childminder her son adored, and Holly found the mother figure she’d always wanted. But Sarah’s never been one to trust very easily, so she kept a close eye on Holly, maybe too close at times. What she saw raised some questions, not only about who Holly really was but what she was hiding. The more Sarah watched, the more she learned—until one day, she saw something she couldn’t unsee, something so shocking that all she could do was flee.
Sarah has put it all behind her and is starting over in a different city with her husband and son. They’ve settled into a friendly suburb where the neighbors, a tight clique of good citizens, are always on the lookout for danger. But when Sarah finds hidden cameras in her new home, she has to wonder: has her past caught up to her, and worse yet, who’s watching her now?
A spine-tingling, page-turning novel from USA TODAY and #1 national bestselling author Samantha M. Bailey, Watch Out for Her is psychological suspense at its very best—a chilling look at trust, voyeurism, and obsession in the modern age, and how far we will go to watch out for those we love.
Sarah Goldman, one of two narrators of this suspenseful if farfetched domestic thriller from Bailey (Woman on the Edge), has just moved from Vancouver to her husband Daniel's hometown of Toronto, to get as much distance as possible from the nanny she blames for almost tearing her family apart, when she discovers hidden cameras in their newly rented home. Flashback to the previous summer. The other narrator is personable med student Holly Monroe, whose stepmother has orchestrated the nanny gig to score points with Daniel, a tech company COO and potential investor in the Monroe family owned pharmaceutical firm. Holly seems the sort of responsible, responsive individual almost any mom would feel fortunate to have shooting hoops with her six-year-old son or is she just too good to be true? The alternating accounts of Sarah and Holly, each of whom hides a disturbing secret, help to build tension, as the already hypervigilant Sarah is pushed to the breaking point by anonymous texts, intrusive neighbors, and increasingly creepy occurrences. Only the contrived final twists disappoint. Bailey displays enough storytelling prowess to suggest she can do better next time.