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Watching you a novel

by Jewell, Lisa,

Format: Kindle Book 2018 2018
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Summary
When a murder occurs in Melville Heights{u2014}one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England{u2014}dangerous obsessions come to light involving the headmaster at a local school, in this place where everyone has a secret.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Jewell follows her New York Times best-seller Then She Was Gone (2018) with another stellar domestic drama, this one set in an affluent neighborhood in Bristol, England. She has created a cast of well-defined characters whose lives are already intertwined at the start, even though they don't know it yet. Everyone has some sort of secret, and everyone is spying on each other, tracking each other, and orchestrating encounters with each other in a brilliantly plotted progression that has a charismatic schoolmaster at the center. Tom Fitzwilliam's neighbor is consumed by her infatuation with him. One of his students is also smitten, although her BFF doesn't trust him. His son, Freddie, in the throes of teenage angst, is confused by the mercurial relationship between his parents. Twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl chronicled her obsession with a handsome young teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam in her diary, and when the revelation of her suicide is stirred into an already bubbling cauldron of resentment and suspicion, it boils over and results in a brutal murder with an intriguing assortment of suspects. Expert misdirection keeps the reader guessing, and the rug-pulled-out-from-beneath-your-feet conclusion coupled with one final, bone-chilling revelation is stunning. Best not to bet on anyone. A compulsive read guaranteed to please fans of A. J. Finn and Ruth Ware.--Jane Murphy Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the prologue of this crafty conundrum from bestseller Jewell (Then She Was Gone), a dead body lies on the kitchen floor of the Fitzwilliam family's Victorian house in a posh neighborhood of Bristol, England. The author smoothly juggles multiple story lines-some dating back 20 years-centering on paterfamilias Tom Fitzwilliam. For some reason, the now middle-aged, nationally honored schoolmaster seems to effortlessly bewitch women and girls alike, among them his slavishly solicitous wife, Nicola; increasingly paranoid stalker Frances Tripp, the mother of one of his students, 15-year-old Jenna; and Jenna's best friend, Bess Ridley, who has a schoolgirl crush on him. While all the people watching Tom facilitate the serpentine plot, they're also the novel's weakest link, since their respective obsessions remains baffling and at times border on the tedious. That said, prepare to be blindsided by the murder victim's identity, not revealed until late in the game-and an even more stunning final surprise. Jewell does a masterly job of maintaining suspense. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider Literary. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Murder Fiction
Interpersonal relations Fiction
Neighbors Fiction
Secrets Fiction
Neighborhoods Fiction
Literature
Thriller
Suspense
Fiction
Bristol (England) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Atria Books2018
2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781501190094
1501190091
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