"Riveting, chilling, and page-turning. Be prepared to stay up all night." -- New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline
For fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.
Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to never being noticed again. The follow-up novel to her successful debut tanked. Her husband left her for a woman ten years younger. She’s always been bright, beautiful, independent and a little wild, but now her glow is starting to vanish. She’s heading into an age where her eyes are less blue, her charm worn out, and soon no one will ever truly look at her, want to know her, again.
Sam Grist is Kate’s most promising student. An unflinching writer with razor-sharp clarity who gravitates towards dark themes and twisted plots, his raw talent is something Kate wants to nurture into literary success. But he’s not there solely to be the best writer. He’s been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years.
As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate’s life, they enter a deadly web of dangerous lies and forbidden desire. But how far will his fixation go? And how far will she allow it?
A gripping novel exploring intense obsession and illicit attraction, Jody Gehrman introduces a world where what you desire most may be the most dangerous thing of all.
Author and creative writing professor Kate Youngblood, the heroine of this engrossing thriller from Gehrman (The Truth About Jack), faces obscurity in her late 30s. Her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman, her best friend is pregnant, her writing career is stalled, and men's eyes no longer seek her out. But to Sam Grist, a student 16 years her junior at Ohio's Blackwood College, Kate is the focus of an elaborate fantasy that has sustained him for years. As Kate mentors Sam a talented writer with strikingly disturbing ideas she's strongly attracted to him, but his attempts to realize his dreams threaten her career, her relationships, and ultimately her safety. Gehrman builds tension as Sam's idealized vision of Kate collides with a reality he can't control. The depiction of his obsession is pitch-perfect, and Kate's reaction, alternating between desire and fear, strikes a hauntingly realistic note. This is a powerful critique of a superficial society in which only those with youth and beauty command notice and of what one woman will risk to be truly seen.)
Such a great book! Once you delve in, you won’t be able to put it down. You may even root for the bad guy! Sorry! Seriously a page turner and the end is totally unexpected!