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Watching You: From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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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 thrillerand a genuinely moving family drama. Stellar.’ – A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
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, #1 bestselling author of Then She Was Gone.
'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 Trainthen 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
'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
‘A finely drawn domestic thriller.’ - India Knight
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DC Rose Pelham kneels down; she can see something behind the kitchen door, just in front of the trash can. For a minute she thinks it’s a bloodstained twist of tissue, maybe, or an old bandage. Then she thinks perhaps it is a dead flower. But as she looks at it more closely she can see that it’s a tassel. A red suede tassel. The sort that might once have been attached to a handbag, or to a boot.
It sits just on top of a small puddle of blood, strongly suggesting that it had fallen there in the aftermath of the murder. She photographs it in situ from many angles, and then, with her gloved fingers, she plucks the tassel from the floor and drops it into an evidence bag, which she seals.
She stands up and turns to survey the scene of the crime: a scruffy kitchen, old-fashioned pine units, a green Aga piled with pots and pans, a large wooden table piled with table mats and exercise books and newspapers and folded washing, a small extension to the rear with a cheap timber glazed roof, double doors to the garden, a study area with a laptop, a printer, a shredder, a table lamp.
It’s an innocuous room, bland even. A kitchen like a million other kitchens all across the country. A kitchen for drinking coffee in, for doing homework and eating breakfast and reading newspapers in. Not a kitchen for dark secrets or crimes of passion. Not a kitchen for murdering someone in.
But there, on the floor, is a body, splayed facedown inside a large, vaguely kidney-shaped pool of blood. The knife that had been used is in the kitchen sink, thoroughly washed down with a soapy sponge. The attack on the victim had been frenzied: at least twenty knife wounds to the neck, back, and shoulders. But little in the way of blood has spread to other areas of the kitchen—no handprints, no smear, no spatters—leading Rose to the conclusion that the attack had been unexpected, fast, and efficient and that the victim had had little chance to put up a fight.
Rose takes a marker pen from her jacket pocket and writes on the bag containing the red suede tassel.
Description: “Red suede/suedette tassel.”
Location: “In front of fridge, just inside door from hallway.”
Date and time of collection: “Friday, March 24, 2017, 11:48 p.m.”
It’s probably nothing, she muses, just a thing fallen from a fancy handbag. But nothing was often everything in forensics.
Nothing could often be the answer to the whole bloody thing.
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A finely drawn domestic thriller -- India Knight ― Sunday Times
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
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.
The very definition of a terrific beach read. ― Independent
She keeps the reader in the palm of her hand with one surprise after another. ― Good Housekeeping
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
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
After a very creepy start Jewell keeps you guessing until its equally creepy ending. ― Daily Mail
Constantly plays with readers' perceptions ― Metro
A free-flowing beauty of a mystery thriller ― Sunday Sport
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 --Questo testo si riferisce alla hardcover edizione.
- ASIN : B076VWBYGZ
- Editore : Cornerstone Digital (12 luglio 2018)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 15070 KB
- Da testo a voce : Abilitato
- Screen Reader : Supportato
- Miglioramenti tipografici : Abilitato
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- Lunghezza stampa : 488 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 117,379 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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I really enjoyed this story and became really immersed in it. So much so that I didnt want it to end! I think it is the way the author writes, her way of capturing subtle actions and speech that make it so interesting and absorbing.
Im not going to go into the story line but just to say read it and enjoy it!