Libby has lived in fear for 15 years, dreading the day that Ewan Galbreith is released from prison. Her evidence convinced the jury to convict him of the murder of her aunt and uncle and he vowed to get revenge. Now he has been released and ready to find Libby…
Watching You is a psychological thriller set in the UK.
Libby rebuilt her life after the terrible tragedies of the past. She has even changed her name so that people don’t associate her with the media frenzy and court case. However the shadow of the past is something she can never excape from, and as Ewan’s release date edges closer, she becomes more and more fearful. Once he gets out, Libby is bombarded with texts, emails and calls that threaten her professionally and personally.
The book is written from Libby’s first person viewpoint and other third person perspectives including Ewan and the police. The majority of the book is set in the present day to show how Libby is being affected by Ewan’s release, but there are also multiple timelines which are not featured in a completely linear way (mostly 15 years ago but also the court case, 10 years ago and 5 years ago).
There were plenty of twists and a few misdirections to keep the reader guessing. The chapters in the past weave together a series of connected events that led to murder. My sympathy for Libby waned as I saw her spoilt behaviour in the past and Libby’s uncle was quite unpleasant (but surely not deserving of murder!) so there were multiple possibilities for what really happened that night fifteen years ago. I did have a couple of questions left over at the end but this did not spoil my enjoyment of the book.
Watching You is dramatic with a skilfully woven plot.
I have previously reviewed Remember Me and The Lies She Told by Lynda Renham.
He’s out there somewhere—maybe right behind her . . . A heart-pounding new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Remember Me.
Ewan Galbreith is out of prison. And Libby Owen is scared.
Fifteen years ago, Libby saw Galbreith murder her aunt and uncle. Now, she knows he’s coming for her, haunted by his last words before incarceration: I’ll be out one day, and then you’ll all be sorry.
With Galbreith free, every footstep behind Libby and every face she sees is a threat. The police have assured her Galbreith would be thrown back in prison if he came within a hundred yards of her, but would that stop him? Libby has her doubts—Ewan Galbreith doesn’t go back on anything he says.
He is watching her, and Libby knows it’s only a matter of time before he decides to act…
Lynda Renham is author to many popular romantic comedy and gripping psychological thriller novels. She lives in Oxford, UK. She has appeared on BBC radio discussion programs and is a prolific blogger, Twitter and when not writing can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook.
Social media links: www.renham.co.uk Twitter: @lyndarenham