Sing Other than that though I really liked the characters of Matthew in particular Ella s guilt seemed misplaced but I m not a mother and happily I ve never been in the position of watching a teenage girl make terrible choices and then go missing I thought this was fun and an asy fast read Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this bookFor of my reviews please visit I listened to this audiobook at the beginning of January As soon as I was done I typed my review into a Word document However I can t find it anywhere now I also deleted all of my notes since I was done my review So I am going to try my best I am still relatively new to audiobooks but I m starting to One Wild Weekend enjoy them I find them perfect to listen to while doing chores or when I m in the car It s also nice to give myyes a break sometimes I was really intrigued after reading the description for I Am Watching You If I was on a train or other public transportation and I saw young women getting ready to head off with men just released from prisonwould I intervene First of all I would probably have arphones in and wouldn t hear their conversation
But if I did hear it I m honestly not sure what I would doThe story was told if I did hear it I m honestly not sure what I would doThe story was told multiple points of view and I normally don t have an issue with that We had Ella The Father The Friend The PI and With so many characters and their individual stories there was a lot to keep track of and at times things didn t seem to fit For the most part I was able to keep up but I occasionally found myself getting distracted thinking of verything but what I was listening to The multiple characters and story lines left me feeling a bit disconnected from the story but I was still intrigued and really wanted to find out what happened to Anna Though I did have a few issues with the novel overall I Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing enjoyed it There was a decent amount of mystery and suspense and I was very surprised by thending I never saw it coming Unfortunately this was a it of a meh read for me So many people and POV s which I usually F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby enjoy and shifts between first and third person muddled up the plot for me andven though the writing was good I never felt the characters developed very much apart from Ella I was definitely intrigued by the story but by the half way point found myself a little confused and not terribly invested Still I wanted to know how it would Walled (The Line, end and what had actually happened to Anna the missing girl The resolution felt a little rushed after such a long build up and a little unsatisfying at that All the same I didn t think it was a bad book just not a great bookither Find reviews and bookish fun at 3 StarsAnna and Sara lied to their parents and instead of going to watch a movie they were seen in a train That night Anna was missing and Sara couldn t remember what happened But there is a witness who saw them in the train with two men who got out of prison Ella the witness heard their conversations and wanted to call but she was distracted at that moment and sometime later she saw Anna s picture as a missing girl One year later Anna s "still missing Sara still can t remember and Ella feels guilty and blames herself for not calling And let s "missing Sara still can t remember and Ella feels guilty and blames herself for not calling And let s forget about nasty notes she receives like WATCH YOURSELFI DOIt was an okay read for me It was real slow But my main complaint is the author wrote about the characters personal life and less about Anna s missing or the mystery It s told in multiple POV both in 3rd and 1st person and one of them was a private investigator that Ella was hired but I really didn t understand his role in the story because until the first 70% he was with his wife and his newly born daughter like all the time Anna s father most of the time thought about his past with his father and his past with his girls Ella was stressed out about her son The Watcher s POV was too short and actually it didn t have anything to say it wasn t Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany even thrilling Sara was involved with her personal life So there was less about Anna and her missing The characters personal life was a bit too much in this story for me But it was unpredictableThanks to Teresa Driscoll Netgalley and Thomas Mercer for the advanced digital copy inxchange an honest review. 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 ownSomeone knows where Anna is and they’re not telling But they are watching Ella. I Am Watching You is a thrilling suspense novel by Teresa Driscoll There is a reason it has been on the Bestseller charts it is a very gripping well told tale Ella watches on a train as two local girls on their way to London get mixed up with two unsavory men just released from prison She wants to say something but doesn t The next day she finds out that one of the girls has gone missing Consumed with guilt she goes to the police but of course it s really too late This however is just the beginning of the harrowing tale The girl is missing the two men are missing Ella is receiving threats and veryone has secrets Perhaps because I too live in a small community but A fast njoyable read that held my interest but ultimately left me disappointed The final reveal lacked xcitement for me All the build up and backstories were suspenseful and they definitely served their purpose but the resolution was rushed and unanticipated Every character had something they were hiding which made for a good suspect list I had to keep reading because the next chapter might be the one where the really big secret was revealed While I was able to pick up some
little things here and there I did not figure out the story behind Anna s things here and there I did not figure out the story behind Anna s Some small lements of the story seemed unnecessary they didn t add anything to the plot Sal s pregnancy is one Tempting Fate exampleInjoyed this book and it was a solid 4 star read until the disappointing nding I struggle now with how many stars to give this it was an njoyable read and just because I didn t care for the resolution and I didn t see it coming doesn t mean I should rate it lower In fact maybe I should rate it higher because I didn t see it coming I ve settled on somewhere between 35 4 so I will round up to 4 stars Sothe secrets ach character held kept me intrigued but it was all for naught I HATE books like this and resent the shitty lazy unfair device the author uses to wrap things upSwitching between 1st and 3rd person narration was just the cherry on the crap cake I read this for Free SpaceCreepy Raven I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll which is a thrillermystery Eh where to begin Besides the poorly developed characters the switching from first to third person and the slut shaming that was thrown "in for good measure I don t know what to think of this "for good measure I don t know what to think of this The initial premise intrigued me too bad that Driscoll decided that instead of sticking with one character throughout which would have made the book stronger she jumped around to four other characters I started seeing shades of The Girl on the Train with this book and for those that read my review of that book it s not a compliment I just nded up losing interest in veryone I only kept reading to see if
was right about the villain this one I was off but honestly the author doesn t ven lay out any clues for you to get this is the bad guygirl being vague on purpose It comes out of left field and the wrap up is just ham fisted Ella The Witness is taking the train and noticed two young girls She immediately decides she should keep an ye on them when two young men board the train and start talking to them She avesdrops and realizes the two men are fresh out of jail and the girls and the men nd up talking and drinking together She overhears the one girl s name Anna and is able to piece together that she lives on a farm Ella is tempted to call Anna s parents or warn the girls for talking to these men When she walks to get something and overhears one of the girl s having sex in the bathroom Sarah she gets upset that she thought they were nice girls and washes her hands of them When Ella wakes the next day after getting blitzed she is afraid she may have done something like call the girls mothers Turning on the TV she is floored to see a broadcast talking about one of the girl s she saw on the train Cue a year later Driscoll follows several people throughout the book The chapters are titled The Witness Ella The Father Henry The Friend Sarah The Investigator Matthew and Watchingno spoilers to who that is Honestly the whole book reads as repetitive as anything Ella s sections are just her defending why she didn t get involved she brings up Sa. What would it take to make you interveneWhen 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. Rah having sex in the bathroom and her own son watching porn and reading magazines with a disapproving air and then realizing she needs to get some help when she starts receiving mysterious postcards in the mail blaming her for Anna s disappearance Matthew is dealing with the fact he s about to become a new father amd is still adjusting to his life after leaving the police force Henry keeps going over the last thing Anna said to him And Sarah is hiding a lot than you would think about her home life Driscoll chooses to tell Ella s sections in first person and the other sections xcept for the Watching sections in third person It s hard to keep adjusting to the shift in narratives Especially because Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven each chapter is only a couple of pages long I m baffled that Driscoll just didn t stick with Ella Maybe she didn t cause there s not a lot there Ella is a florist happily married and has a son Her focus on Anna would make sense if we got to see any semblance of the things that Driscoll describes after the fact Ella apparently got harassed when her name as a witness was released People blamed her for not intervening In the day of social media I can believe that something like this could have happened It would have made sense if Driscoll showed that Because a year later it seems most people have forgotten herxcept for Anna s family and the police The writing was so so I realized after finishing this the main reason I got annoyed is that there is literally no clues to who the killer is and why I think the main reason I loved The Tokyo Zodiac Murders is that the author makes sure that there are real clues for you to follow as a reader You can solve the crime The author for this book throws out a twist that is ridiculous and you get no hint of who the killer is at all Heck I don t care for The Girl on the Train but at least the author left nough there for you to connect the dots The flow isn t great The book has bright spots here and there I liked Matthew and that was about it I m realizing now maybe him being the main character would have worked better Heck Driscoll could have turned this into a series if she had him be the lead The nding was just the author trying to tie up loose nds I honestly think there was a lot left to xplain but I was just glad to be done with this At least I got it as a Kindle First pick for September A riveting thriller that sees Ella on a train bound for London seated near he two teenage girls Two young men nter the carriage and it soon becomes apparent that A teenage girl goes missing after a special night out with a girlfriend Story told primarily from the viewpoints of the witness the private investigator the father and the friend I really didn t mind the way this was put together although at this point it would be positively refreshing to read something that does not mploy the use of a multiple POV framework I njoyed it well nough but found myself thinking about what I wanted to read next before getting this one finished This was a Kindle First offering and I do appreciate the
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Opportunity To Read Itto read it no charge This is a well done well paced mystery The main mystery is what happens to teenager Anna Ballard She "and her friend Sarah are on a train to London when they meet two men "her friend Sarah are on a train to London when they meet two men garbage bags who admit to just getting out of prison Mother and wife Ella overhears this and wonders if she should call the parents When Anna goes missing overnight Ella is wracked with guilt for not acting sooner and is also vilified in the media including social media for not doing something before it was too lateEveryone has secrets which we know because the story is told from multiple points of view Sarah doesn t tell the police the whole truth Anna s father isn t telling the whole truth Ella s son has secrets What s initially ominous to Ella however is the series of threatening notes she receives and also doesn t tell the police about She does let a private investigator know Matthew uit the police force to become a PI for reasons that are kept secret to the reader for most of the bookI had a little trouble buying that A Love To Remember everyone would blame a mother who didn t call the parents on the fact the girl went mis. Day she wakes up to the news that one of the girls beautiful greenyed Anna Ballard has disappearedA 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 lifeThen an.