Watching You

Watching You : Brilliant psychological crime from the author of THEN SHE WAS GONE

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YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WATCHING

`Page one intrigued me. Page three hooked me. By page five, I was consumed. This compulsive, propulsive novel is both a seize-you-by-the-throat thriller and a genuinely moving family drama. Stellar.' - A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

'Jewell writes wonderfully engaging characters who weave plausibly tangled webs and the whodunit was largely incidental until the closing pages. She masterfully draws all her threads together throwing in some cunning twists for good measure...The countdown is on for the next Lisa Jewell novel.' - Daily Express
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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.
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Family secrets, illicit passion and an unexplained murder? It can only be the gripping new novel from Lisa Jewell, #1 bestselling author of Then She Was Gone.
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'I was totally gripped by this excellent psychological thriller. Set in Bristol, it opens with a dead body, then moves into the head of Joey, a newly-married 27-year-old who gets a sudden crush on one of her new neighbours, which quickly becomes obsessive. Hugely enjoyable.' - Marian Keyes, author of The Break

'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

'If you loved The Woman in The Window and The Girl on the Train then this is for you!' - the Hotlist, U Magazine

'Then She Was Gone was my favourite thriller last year and this is even better. Brilliantly plotted and impossible to put down, it kept me guessing until the very end.' - Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie

'She's done it again! Lisa Jewell has penned the page-turner of the summer. Emotionally-engrossing and utterly compelling, with a mystery that keeps you gripped until the last heart-wrenching page.' - Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 43mm | 605g
  • CENTURY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780896433
  • 9781780896434
  • 74,906

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"This book is a huge wow for me. This is my first time reading a book by Lisa Jewell and what a book this is! I was so mesmerised right from the start. It’s such a page-turner but I will admit that I did take my time to read this because I didn’t want it to end."
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"Then She Was Gone was my favourite thriller last year and this is even better. Brilliantly plotted and impossible to put down, it kept me guessing until the very end." -- Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie "Jewell writes wonderfully engaging characters who weave plausibly tangled webs and the whodunit was largely incidental until the closing pages. She masterfully draws all her threads together throwing in some cunning twists for good measure...The countdown is on for the next Lisa Jewell novel." * Daily Express * "Page one intrigued me. Page three hooked me. By page five, I was consumed. This compulsive, propulsive novel is both a seize-you-by-the-throat thriller and a genuinely moving family drama. Stellar." -- A J Finn "She's done it again! Lisa Jewell has penned the page-turner of the summer. Emotionally-engrossing and utterly compelling, with a mystery that keeps you gripped until the last heart-wrenching page." -- Tammy Cohen "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 "Watching You by the scarily talented Lisa Jewell is set to be one of THE reads of the summer. Expertly crafted with a cast of fabulous and intricately drawn characters, this story will keep you glued to your sun-bed and have you guessing until the final heartrending sentence. Superb." -- Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake "a fresh take on a familiar theme with some juicy twists thrown in." * Daily Mail * "This intense domestic thriller marks a new high for one of our fave authors." * Sun * "With deadly infatuation, voyeurism and obsession leading to murder, it's darkly addictive stuff." * Sunday Mirror * "Proving she deserves her place at the top of the psychological thriller-writers pack." * Heat * "Lisa Jewell always delivers suspense, and Watching You is no exception." * Red * "I've always been jealous of her. I've always envied her ability to write a sentence.
She's written a couple of psychological thrillers and her plotting is really great but her characterisation is great as well." -- Marian Keyes "After a very creepy start Jewell keeps you guessing until its equally creepy ending." * Daily Mail * "She keeps the reader in the palm of her hand with one surprise after another." * Good Housekeeping * "The very definition of a terrific beach read." * Independent * "This book is a huge wow for me. This is my first time reading a book by Lisa Jewell and what a book this is! I was so mesmerised right from the start. It's such a page-turner but I will admit that I did take my time to read this because I didn't want it to end." * Marina & The Books blog * "This is a story of obsession and secrets, infatuation and deceit and if you are looking for something to keep you guessing throughout then Watching You is definitely a book you should read." * Compulsive Readers blog * "With engaging characters and twists galore, the fast paced short chapters made for a page turning read that saw the novel read within two days. There is brilliant twist at the end, but heart-breaking at the same time." * Literature Love blog * "plenty of suspense and tension" * Bookworms Corner blog * "Tightly plotted, believable characters you really care about, beautifully observed and written. Another massive winner" * Marina O'Loughlin *
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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.

Fifteen bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done . . .

Keep in touch with Lisa:
www.lisa-jewell.co.uk
www.facebook.com/LisaJewellOfficial
@lisajewelluk on Twitter
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Rating details

29,015 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 26% (7,439)
4 49% (14,193)
3 22% (6,282)
2 3% (891)
1 1% (210)
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