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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller (urspr publ 2020; utgåvan 2020)

av Alyssa Cole (Författare)

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Titel:When No One Is Watching: A Thriller
Författare:Alyssa Cole (Författare)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2020), 368 pages
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When No One Is Watching av Alyssa Cole (2020)

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The title of WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING promises more than the book delivers. It contains too much foul language and bitterness and way too much whining. I resented the time I spent on it. ( )
  techeditor | May 23, 2021 |
This novel is promoted as a thriller but it was not very suspenseful for me until the last third. The first 2/3rd had poor pacing while the characters were being set with details pertinent to the plot. The premise of the story is gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood. There is a look into the past regarding the history, racism, poverty, and history of this neighborhood.

The protagonist is Sydney who is trying to save her mother's home from being sold as many of her neighbors have sold their homes and left the area. She notices all the changes that have taken place and starts to investigate what's happening. She becomes friends with a neighbor, Theo, who she meets on a walking tour of the neighborhood. We soon learn that there is a system regarding housing developments that harms and afflicts minority residents. This was very disturbing to me. There was a lot of gun and racial violence during the last third of the book, also very disturbing.

There was a secondary plot with a romance between Sydney and Theo which wasn't necessary to the plot. They could have been friends so we wouldn't have had to experience the open door sex scene between them. But what was really uncomfortable to me was the use of the "F" word. It was used 4 times on the first, short, page; actually used 94 times throughout the novel, according to Kindle's count.

If I didn't know much about gentrification, I surely do now. I felt this was a good learning experience but there was not much enjoyment due to the violence and language. ( )
  pegmcdaniel | May 13, 2021 |
3.5 stars ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
Enjoyable, but uneven. Social justice and outrage, coming-of-age, unreliable narrator & a dash of romance. What a mash-up. I’m not doubting the veracity of the reflection of reality that we get through Sidney’s experiences, but I was gob-smacked that people act like that. Not making the right change and stealing. Cutting off in line out of some misplaced superiority. The constant "those people" in the mouths of whites. I’d never do any of those things to anyone and I was surprised no one called out the racist behavior they were seeing. I’ve called it out on people (mostly my bigoted relatives) and so it’s not that hard to do, but I guess cowardice is a prevailing factor. Anyway...I liked it and hope she writes more stand alones along these lines. Just tighter and with less incredible endings. I just didn’t buy Sidney’s sudden shift to cold-blooded-killer. ( )
  Bookmarque | May 2, 2021 |
This was a bit uneven—it started out hitting many of the beats of a romance/family drama, hinted at a couple of not-very-mysterious mysteries, but then completely switched gears about 3/4 of the way through to suspense/action thriller. I'm very sympathetic to the simplicity of the idea of societal evils being caused by a deliberate conspiracy, and the catharsis of the somewhat direct (and violent) solutions thereof in this book. Wouldn't it be nice if in real life, racism and gentrification were much less systemic and society-encompassing problems and instead had such specific, localized villains? ( )
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