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Watching You: A Novel av Lisa Jewell
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Watching You: A Novel (urspr publ 2018; utgåvan 2018)

av Lisa Jewell (Författare)

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"Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. It's the sort of place where doctors and lawyers and old-money academics live. It's not the sort of place where people get stabbed in the back thirty times with a kitchen knife in their own homes. Someone must have seen something. Newlywed Joey Mullen, for example, recently returned from four years working in Ibiza. She and her husband Alfie are eager to find a place of their own in her hometown. But Joey finds herself distracted by the man next door, Tom Fitzwilliam. He's the principal of the local high school, twice her age, and devastatingly attractive. What starts as an innocent infatuation soon escalates into fixation, and before long, Joey can't keep her eyes off of Tom. Or the principal's son, Freddie, who dreams of working as a spy, and has been developing his surveillance skills by keeping meticulous logs of the coming and goings in the area. And, as he approaches his fifteenth birthday, his attention--and his lens--are turning more and more towards the local women. Or perhaps single mother Frances Tripp, who has long been convinced she is being stalked. Her teenage daughter Jenna is worried these delusions are signs of her mother's deteriorating mental health, particularly now that her paranoia has found a specific target: Tom Fitzwilliam. Frances is determined to keep an eye on him until she can prove that he is behind her persecution. Twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam. Nobody knows why this horrific murder was committed, but someone in Melville Heights knows who did it. As the community's fearful eyes turn on each other, the question remains: Who else is watching?"--… (mer)
Medlem:JCMB1937
Titel:Watching You: A Novel
Författare:Lisa Jewell (Författare)
Info:Atria Books (2018), Edition: 1st Printing, 336 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Watching You av Lisa Jewell (2018)

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This was a fun little summer read, the kind of thing you could be done with in a day or two if you really wanted. The chapters are breezy but yield just enough to keep you engaged. I enjoyed Jewell's writing style which straddles the line between popular and literary, is very contemporary, and succeeds in being psychologically thrilling. It's also very British, and I will admit to being tickled by some of the British-isms, some of which I could deduce the meaning of, but the one I decided I really must know was when two characters go the pub for drinks and scratchings. As the "scratchings" were mentioned several times in that chapter, my curiosity got the best of me. Somehow I correctly guessed the meaning, but that one threw me for a few minutes.

As far as story goes, Jewell doesn't pussyfoot around. We start with a body and a date, March 25, and then she takes us back to January and does a great job of introducing a cast of different genders, ages, stations in life and moving them forward into March. I didn't spend to much time trying to figure out whodunit, which later surprised me when I realized perhaps that wasn't even the right question! Instead, I allowed myself to be seduced by the characters and mood, and I found the twists to be intriguing without being too outlandish. ( )
  mpho3 | Jul 15, 2021 |
I thought I knew who the killer was but nope! Very good read! ( )
  Lweb | Jul 1, 2021 |
The Short of It:

Twisty and full of surprises.

The Rest of It:

Melville Heights is one of those pristine English neighborhoods with brightly painted houses and manicured landscaping. Newly married Joey Mullen and her husband are invited to move in with her brother and his wife. Her brother and wife are expecting their first baby and could probably use the help down the line. Although Joey loves being close to her brother, she also feels like their company is not wanted and feels out of place at times.

In the same neighborhood is a good looking man who happens to be the head at the local school. Tom Fitzwilliams has this sure way of carrying himself and Joey finds herself looking forward to their run-ins as innocent as they seem, until they aren’t so innocent anymore and she can’t ignore this feeling of being watched. Tom has his own family but Joey doesn’t know much about them except that his son spends a lot of time at home and doesn’t seem to have many friends of his own.

Then, there is a murder. A woman is found dead and the details of the event slowly unfold and become more complicated as various parts of the story are revealed. There is so much more to this story than just the murder. The dynamics of family, teens, married couples and the past all collide in a satisfying way. At times I could see where the story was headed, but in the end, there are surprises that I did not see and it made for a very enjoyable read.

For more reviews, visit my blog: Book Chatter. ( )
  tibobi | Mar 22, 2021 |
Ha ha this was nicely done. It was one of those books that made you think twice about assuming because you were always wrong. I totally expected it play out differently. I think this is one of Lisa Jewell’s best books yet. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
Loved the book. Loved the audio. My third Lisa Jewell book and it read most suspenseful. This one played out much like a who done it. Read this story til the end and answer "would I have done the same, possibly?". In true fashion, Lisa leaves us a little tid bit in closing. ( )
  BONS | Mar 11, 2021 |
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"Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. It's the sort of place where doctors and lawyers and old-money academics live. It's not the sort of place where people get stabbed in the back thirty times with a kitchen knife in their own homes. Someone must have seen something. Newlywed Joey Mullen, for example, recently returned from four years working in Ibiza. She and her husband Alfie are eager to find a place of their own in her hometown. But Joey finds herself distracted by the man next door, Tom Fitzwilliam. He's the principal of the local high school, twice her age, and devastatingly attractive. What starts as an innocent infatuation soon escalates into fixation, and before long, Joey can't keep her eyes off of Tom. Or the principal's son, Freddie, who dreams of working as a spy, and has been developing his surveillance skills by keeping meticulous logs of the coming and goings in the area. And, as he approaches his fifteenth birthday, his attention--and his lens--are turning more and more towards the local women. Or perhaps single mother Frances Tripp, who has long been convinced she is being stalked. Her teenage daughter Jenna is worried these delusions are signs of her mother's deteriorating mental health, particularly now that her paranoia has found a specific target: Tom Fitzwilliam. Frances is determined to keep an eye on him until she can prove that he is behind her persecution. Twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam. Nobody knows why this horrific murder was committed, but someone in Melville Heights knows who did it. As the community's fearful eyes turn on each other, the question remains: Who else is watching?"--

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