Forensic psychiatrist Kate Myers believes the killer of two teenage girls in Bigler County, California, is the same man who savagely murdered her twin sister over fifteen years ago. Working on sheer tenacity, she sets out to prove it.
Deputy Sheriff Ben Slater hides his personal pain behind the job, but Kate's arrival knocks his world on its axis. He wants to believe her wild theory, but the idea of a serial killer with this pathology is bizarre. Together, they work to find a killer whose roots began in a small town in Bigler County, but whose violence spread across the nation. Soon, the Janus-like killer, more monster than man, fixates on Kate and wants nothing more than to kill her "again."
©2011 Jo Robertson (P)2013 Jo Robertson
Great story keeps you wondering. The bad guy was super creepy and the narrator made his laugh send chills down my spine.
Not a bad story, with good characters, but the story kept taking a back seat to the author's need to turn this into a steamy sex novel. I found it hard to believe that anyone as driven as Kate was to find this killer could continually get so derailed by working with a sexy partner. Could have been a much better book with a more subtle approach to the couple's sexual escapades.
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions.
Nothing. This book was too real to me. I had to make myself finish listening to it.
I didn't really have a favorite character in this novel, which is a first in my entire life.
I can't honestly say. I didn't like the story, far too gruesome for me, too much violence against the innocent and helpless.
No, not at all. I finished it because I had to know how it ended, if the watcher was ever brought to justice.
I don't mean for this to be so negative, it is simply not the kind of book I expected it to be. I have a problem with abuse and with people who prey upon others who are weaker. This book is too real. The experiences could be factual. My main reason for reading is to be entertained, to enjoy, have fun, get caught up in the story, and this book was not any of things for me. It isn't a bad book or narration, it is just not my kind of book. I hope that helps.
Most of the books I have bought in the past were Christian fiction romantic suspense. I purchased THE WATCHER because audiobooks recommended it based on my previous purchases. The language in this book was terrible. You need to find a way to RATE books so that buyers like myself won't get a selection with such profanity in it.
I didn't warm up to the characters, and there was a lot of angst in secrets they hid from each other but I thought the story was pretty good. A bit too graphic in some of the violence and love-making, but didn't put me off enough to make me not enjoy the story.
I would probably read another at some time, but I'm not rushing out to look for sequels.
Narration was unobtrusive which is the way I like it. I caught one editing error but only one so that was fine.
I am 70 yrs old and love listening to books while I walk or work in the garden.
This book is very fast reading. If you are looking for a simple romance with a little mystery this is what you want.
I was hoping for more and was bored half way through. It would be good book to read on a short flight somewhere.
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