Hello fellow bookworms! Today I am sharing my review of I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll, published back in 2017, and you can read the synopsis on Goodreads here.
Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.
Right from the start I was drawn into the turmoil that Ella felt, just from being on the train, and from then onwards I was pulled deeper into a story where I felt as if I could trust no one and that everyone was lying. It was different to anything I’d read for a while and it’s really stuck with me, even for weeks after reading it, I can’t stop thinking about this book.
I Am Watching You is multiple POV, which I thought worked really well and complimented the authors writing style perfectly. Reading through these different perspectives helped to prevent the story from becoming stagnant and kept our interest, as we were constantly being fed different snippets of information designed to throw us off the scent.
Driscoll gave absolutely nothing away, I was hooked!
The minor story lines within this book only enhanced the story that was already being told, they added an extra layer of doubt and really fleshed the book out. I loved how the author took the time to develop these stories too, instead of just mentioning them once and forgetting them.
I had so many theories going around my head when I was reading this book, that even when we got to the ending and things were being revealed I was still questioning if this was another red herring, sent to confuse us. And when we did get to the ending I was shocked and impressed in equal measures…
The only disappointment for me, was the stalker/watcher, I felt it could have been such a central part of the story but it fell to the wayside and was quite disappointing. I wanted to feel creeped out and scared as if someone was watching me, but I just didn’t get that feeling.
The stalker chapters were very lacklustre.
On the whole, I Am Watching You was definitely a good read, from start to finish I was drawn into this book and kept guessing until the very last second. A solid 4 star read.
Until next time, Em xxx