Friday, 8 December 2017

Book Review - I Am Watching You/Teresa Driscoll

What would it take to make you intervene?
book cover

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.
A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she's not the only one who can't forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters - letters that make her fear for her life.
Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna's friends and family might have something to hide. Anna's best friend, Sarah, hasn't been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night - and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.
Someone knows where Anna is - and they're not telling. But they are watching Ella.

I love discovering new authors, and when I came across this book on my kindle unlimited list I though I would give it a try. As some of you may know by now, this is my favorite type of genre. I love a good mystery/thriller. Having never read any of Teresa Driscoll books before I didn't know what to expect.

The style of writing in this novel really drew me in. One of the main things I enjoyed was that chapters were told from different people's point of view and what they were living through. The character I enjoyed reading about most was Ella, who was overcome with guilt for not stepping in on a situation she witnessed. It made me think if I was in that situation, what would I do? Ella has so much going on with her family and living with her guilt, that the last thing she needs is threatening letters.

Anna and Sarah's families also have secrets that they are trying to deal with. Sarah, Anna's friend, is trying to cope with everything that has happened. Also the fact she hasn't told the police the full story.

I really enjoyed this novel and will be reading more of Teresa Driscoll's work. This one had a twist that I actually had no idea was coming. If you can figure this out before it's revealed you should be a detective. I also liked the way the story was all tied up at the end, that is something I like with standalone books, no unanswered questions whirling round my head.

Have you read any of Teresa Driscoll's other novels? Any books you would recommend? Let me know in the comments.



  1. I’ve seen this one around social media & always thought it looked fab! I love that you had no idea about the twist - I love totally unpredictable books like that because the thriller / mystery genre can be really over saturated so I love finding something that’s really different. Great review!


    1. Thank you. It is really worth a read, I'm usually quite good at guessing the twist but I didn't with this one 💕

  2. I love that it wasn't predictable! I've never heard of this author either but it sounds like a good read! x


    1. I love finding new authors, it was a really good read 💕

  3. I haven’t seen this advertised or anything but this sounds so interesting!! Going to see if it’s on audible. Xxxxxx

    1. I'm pretty sure it had an option for audible on amazon, it's well worth a read 💕

  4. oh my gosh this sounds just like my kind of book! definitely going on my Amazon wishlist haha! xx

  5. Oh I absolutely love a good thriller/mystery book aswell, I rarely read any other genre which is actually kind of bad �� this book sounds really good, I’ll definitely check it out! Great review! ��


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