Watching You

Watching You Review

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.

One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam…

Title:Watching You

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  • Melissa

    A clever play on perspective, taking things out of context and assumptions—something most of us are quick to make—collide in this compulsively readable watchable storyline.The central theme of bei...

  • Debra

    4.5 starsWatching you is a fabulous title for this book. I grew up in a community where neighbors kept an eye out for others. They also knew your business and you knew theirs - at least you thought yo...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I'm between 4-4.5 STARSMy love affair with the Lisa Jewell novel goes back years, and I actually have my UK blogger friends to thank for it. Before her books really took off in the US, I received copi...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    I’m very selective when it comes to phychological thrillers, I need to not only feel some kind of thrill or overall tenseness in order to like them but I also want them to be well written. I am now ...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    4 You Have No Idea What's REALLY Going On Behind Closed Doors Stars!Welcome to Melville Heights - an idyllic, family based, wealthy neighborhood that is the kind of place everyone wishes they could li...

  • Meredith

    Watching You is a multi-genre character-driven mystery that plays on perspective. The story opens with a murder in the exclusive enclave in Melville, Bristol. The reader only knows that someone has ...

  • Julie

    Watching You by Lisa Jewell is a 2018 Atria Books publication. Remember to pull your shades and lock your doors- you never know who might be watching! Lisa Jewell’s latest thriller examines the secr...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Entrancing, irresistible and compelling!WATCHING YOU by LISA JEWELL is a clever, unputdownable, and suspenseful psychological thriller novel that immediately drew me in and had me totally engrossed an...

  • Holly  B

    4.5 STARS I always feel like somebody's watching me... A picturesque street in a nice neighborhood in England. Painted pastel houses with cozy surroundings. Behind closed doors, someone is watching.....

  • Susanne Strong

    4 Super Creepy Stars.Lisa Jewell’s latest novel gives a different meaning to the phrase “neighborhood watch association.” In the case of “Watching You” the motive however, is obsession. It...