I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll


Length: 302 pages

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What they say: What would it take to make you intervene?

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.

The review: I have to admit I saw reviews for this and had serious book cravings! People always wonder what it takes to bump a book straight up to the top of your tbr and I have to say whatever it is, this has it, the second I saw this I downloaded and began to read straight away. And I wasn’t disappointed! Ella Longfield, as you have read above, overhears a conversation between two girls and two guys on a train. She worries when she hears the guys are out of Exeter Prison, thinking of course, if it were here children she thinks she’d want to know. Of course, such is life, she decides not to get involved. When Anna goes missing she goes to the police and is thrown straight into the limelight, with people asking why she didn’t do anything at the time. One of these people is also sending Ella notes which is a fair bit to add onto an already full plate. I loved, loved, loved the different povs in this story. We jump between a number of people, including Anna’s best friend, who is harbouring some amount of guilt. A number of the people speaking are feeling guilty, and, as with the best thrillers, we have some amount of doubt as to what everyone’s part in, if not part of her disappearance, but in covering up enough to make the truth difficult to find. The pages flew by for me, with twists and turns taht were unfolded perfectly and made me seal Teresa Driscoll in my head as an author I will most definitely be reading again. My only slight issue was with the ending, which actually really disappointed me. Obviously I can’t tell you why, but I’ve read a number of endings that followed the same thought process. Saying that I enjoyed the rest of it all so much it doesn’t make a difference. Definitely looking forward to more from Teresa Driscoll!

Rating: 4.5/5