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Watching You

by Lisa Jewell

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories Star Books Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Watching You

An electrifying and riveting tale, my thoughts and feelings were captured from the moment I opened ‘Watching You’. Joey returns home to Bristol, she soon becomes rather obsessed with an older man, however doesn’t realise that while she is watching him, someone else is watching her. I was absolutely thrilled to hear I would be reviewing Lisa Jewell (sharp elbows and pushing to the front of the queue may have been involved), as her books have the ability to really get under my skin. Intrigue and suspicion smiled slyly as they settled over the first page and prologue. I adored the way this book opened out in front of me, tight fast moving chapters created a throbbing energy which played havoc with my emotions. I met each character with a certain amount of uncertainty, weighing, judging, evaluating as I got to know them. Information is steadily and exquisitely revealed, a beautiful balance is maintained, keeping thoughts on a knife edge. ‘Watching You’ is a completely wonderful, intensely satisfying tale. I can highly recommend just letting go and sinking into the pages, be warned though, I didn’t want to come up for air and it was a one-sitting read for me. 

Liz Robinson

Watching You Synopsis

You're back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow. You're keen to find a place of your own. But for now you're crashing in your big brother's spare room. That's when you meet the man next door. He's the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him. All the time. But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession. Or that someone is watching you. Family secrets, illicit passion and an unexplained murder? It can only be the gripping new novel from Lisa Jewell.  

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Watching You Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

You almost forget that a body has been found… when the killer was finally revealed, I had not seen it coming. Full review

Rachel Aygin

An utterly compelling twist of a tale, that will grip you instantly and keep you involved and intrigued. Full review

Sarah Jones

A great book for a holiday read, sweeps you along on the minutiae of people's everyday lives. Full review

christine woolfenden

This is a Crime Fiction that is quite unique, its story laid out in a totally different way. Full review

Marjorie Lacy

Brilliant read. Full review

Lynne Packer

The real deal Full review

Nikki Whitmore

There's been a murder and you think you know who and why but then you realise that all is not as it seems. Who is lying and who is telling the truth? Who is watching who, and why? Full review

Pauline Braisher

This book is another triumph from Lisa Jewel who never fails to provide the reader with a thrilling story line containing well developed characters and a few twists along the way. Full review

Emma Barton

Lisa Jewell has done it again.. fantastic book, it grips you right from the first page and keeps you hooked throughout... a page turner and one you won’t be able to put down!!!! Full review

Lucy Hall

There is a lot of 'watching' going on, spying on others and surreptitious photography. Most people are watching the same person Tom - he is a very attractive middle-aged man, charming, caring and sweet-tempered and highly efficient but hiding an awful secret. Full review

Dana Captainino

Definitely worth reading. Full review


Not everyone is as they seem! Full review

Cheryl Watson

A great story about lots of inter-twined lives. An insight into people's lives who all live near each other - keeps you guessing just who's watching who! Full review

Julie Watkin

Full of suspense and drama - crime fiction that keeps you guessing about everything right from the first page - someone was murdered, but who was it and why, and just who was the killer? Full review

Margaret Freeman

This is a thriller that really delivers in which everyone seems to be watching everyone else. It’s a powerful mix of secrets and obsessions, with multiple twists and turns, right up to the last page. Full review

Adrienne Kinsella

Wow! A page turner from the very beginning. With lives interweaving throughout the story line this book takes on a real twist and ends with a cliffhanger. I hope that this means there is a sequel planned! Great summer holiday read, you won't be able to put it down! Full review

Julie Evans

A great read with lots of twists and turns - make sure you pay close attention! Full review

Alison Bisping

Fantastic thrilling page-turner with just the right amount of creepiness. Full review

kathryn Jolley-whitfield

Once you get reading this book you will not want to stop. Full review

Rachael Anderson

Easy to read, twists and turns, unusual characters all combine for a wonderful novel full of moments of bated breath and emotion. Full review


This book from Lisa Jewell is a must-read; suspenseful, and well thought-out. I can’t wait for her to release the next one! Full review

Nicola Edwards

But just who is watching who?! Don't assume you can work it out because this book has more twists, turns and red herrings than the local fish market! A very satisfying multi-layered novel that delivers on all levels. Full review


A fast paced read with lots of twists and turns. Once you start it you won't be able to stop! Full review


A terrible crime committed in a small community, but who did it? This book will keep you guessing. Full review

Doreen McKeown

A well written thriller! Full review

Alison Greenacre

Excellent thriller that will twist and turn and leave you sad that it's over, even after nearly 500 pages. Full review

Chris Bertenshaw

A competent thriller with an interesting premise. Full review

Jennifer Stoddart

Watching You Press Reviews

'If you only pick one summer read this year, make it Watching You. I inhaled it in one sitting. A gripping plot, characters you love but can't trust, and a thumping emotional heart, Lisa Jewell has done it again.' - Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes and 13 Minutes

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781784756277
Publication date: 24/01/2019
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781780896434
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780896434
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,

About Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph’s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998. Twelve bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes ...

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