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What would it take to make you intervene?

When 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 day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

A 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 life.

Then an 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 own.

Someone knows where Anna is - and they're not telling. But they are watching Ella.

©2017 Teresa Driscoll (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Creepy Thriller With Depth

This mystery accomplishes something many thrillers are unable to do by adding a sense of reality to the storytelling and a genuine expression of feeling for the victims of crime. What's more, the story places the listener in the scary position of suspecting almost everyone at different points in the book. There are so many back stories, twists and dark secrets that the ending sneaks up and really surprises. Unlike other reviews I've read elsewhere, I liked hearing all the personal details of life--managing a farm, complex families, raising teens and the daily running of a flower shop. I thought all this information made the book and the story much more firmly grounded in a strong sense of plausibility. In the end, this was a scary, sad and believable story. A powerful combo if you enjoy thrillers that immerse the reader deeply into the lives of the characters and story as it plays out. However, do be warned--it's creepy.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

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don't waste your time

I'm an avid audiobook listen and more than once I have found myself screaming in frustration at this book. I still haven't finished it; I am trying to suffer through. it actually could be condensed into four chapters the beginning a couple of notes from the middle and the end. This lady spent a whole chapter talking about how to arrange a flower bouquet but hasn't progressed the storyline at all and I'm on chapter 31

70 of 83 people found this review helpful

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Nope

This book is endless and took forever to move. It was not suspenseful. It was not believable. It was not interesting. It lumbered on and on and bored me so much I put it down more than I picked it up. So, really, it was my fault it took almost four weeks to finish. Had I known things didn’t start happening until chapter 46, I would have skipped ahead because everything in between was just dopey, superfluous, and paranoid. To say the plot is thin is an understatement; and the end was removed from the rest of the book so it made no sense. Glad this was a Kindle Unlimited book and I didn’t pay extra for it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Pass

Book was just boring. I found myself not caring about any character's pity party. Ended up returning the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The story line kept me interested

Lots of interesting twists and turns. Author has a talent for painting a picture with the details. I very much enjoyed this story and would not hesitate to recommend.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Very frustrating novel!

I did complete I Am Watching You, but it was a chore. The part I like least is the constant navel gazing by the protagonist. The story is sad from beginning to end. If there is a message in the story I missed it. The narration style is consistent with the sadness of the plot. I usually like dark psychological/suspense mysteries, but not in this case.

23 of 30 people found this review helpful

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good listen

This was a decent read, not bad, not fabulous. The ending felt rushed and did not pack the punch that I was wanting. I won't listen again, but do not regret the credit.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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excellent read and narration!

quick read/listen. I switched between reading and audio. Story kept me transfixed, not too unrealistic. Excellent narrator. Highly recommended

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Really Enjoyed

This suspense novel starts in the thick of the action. Ella is on a train and bored with her reading material, so she eavesdrops on a much more interesting conversation. Over the course of the trip, Ella listens as two teenage girls meet two men (recently paroled from prison?) and the group makes plans to meet up later. Uh oh.

This leads to an internal debate... How does Ella react? Should Ella react? What would you do? The fallout from her reaction is life altering and ultimately puts her in the sights of a killer. That is the first few pages, and the story manages to stay this engaging through the last page. It is a who-done-it that genuinely keeps you guessing with reveals chapter after chapter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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mixed feelings

Honestly the book was boring up until the final conclusion on who actually killed anna. I really wishe the story would have been more intense. only got intense at the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Caroline Mitchell
  • 10-23-17

A Glowing Five Stars

Wow, I take my hat off to the author for this book, it was simply unputdownable. A tragic tale of a missing teenager which will have you asking yourself what you would have done had you been in Ella's shoes. I listened on audio and found myself prolonging my household chores just to listen to one more chapter, and driving a little slower when it played in the car. It's the sense of intrigue that carries this novel along nicely, the need to hear just another chapter to find out what happens next. There are several families involved with various characters and Teresa writes with such authenticity that you can see the story play out in your mind's eye. Unlike some books, you're never left wondering who a particular character is for very long as the author explains it very clearly. Everyone has secrets - which I loved. My sense of curiosity was on overdrive and the ending was brilliant, all the loose ends tied together beautifully without seeming rushed. It's easy to see why this book has been such a huge hit with readers and I look forward to her next offering, The Friend. Also, a note for the narrator. I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Knowelden and she did an amazing job of bringing this audiobook to life. A glowing five stars from me.

59 of 62 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-18

Excellent

Very good from beginning to e nd, well written and great narration , would recommend

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • MO
  • 02-03-18

Wonderful from start to finish.

An interesting and clever plot. Not overcomplicated or ridiculous. Brilliant characters. Recommended fully without hesitation.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-28-18

Page turner!

Full of twists and turns, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well narrated and constructed, it’s never too predictable. The characters are believable for the most part, though there was a small glitch where three different characters all use the same phrase “done a bunk”. However that was the only annoyance (and yes I realise it’s tiny) for me. Overall I’d definitely recommend.

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • K. Sewell
  • 04-09-18

Why was it not perfect?

The premise was a good one, but the telling of the story lacked tightness. There was hardly any need to have a blow by blow account of the detective's domestic situation, the dog's behavior, and other pointless descriptions. Far too many small observations that added nothing to the story.
Sloppy writing... "Done a bunk" said by various characters, and the expression "from the off" repeated countless times again by every character. How many times did we have to hear the daughter say "You disgust me" to her dad?

The reader has received many accolades in the reviews but I found her voice too breathless and slightly hysterical as a way of blowing drama into the narrative, even in places where it was definitely not called for.
She lacked that amazing skill some readers have to differentiate characters, in voice, accent and tonality.
Having said all this, I thought it was a fairly well thought out thriller. Congratulation. It has obviously done well.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-29-18

A Good Read

I really enjoyed this book. A surprising villain at the end. well narrated. Would definitely recommend.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Prof Alister Scott
  • 01-20-18

Excellent Read

Gripping thriller had me guessing till the end . A definite read for anyone who loves a great thriller.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • ruby
  • 11-26-17

Average

This book started well and I was intrigued. however it seemed to lose momentum quite quickly and I lost track of names and who was who. The narrator was okay and I got to the end but was a very forgettable story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Sir Lister
  • 11-03-17

Very repetative

I struggled with this book, and found the twists and turns an anti climax. The story is told from different character points of view, with each one telling the same story over and over again. You can tell the author was trying to build tension, but I just found it frustrating. Each time a character would divulge something or get to the point, something would happen to stop them. They'd go over the same feelings and again and again and I felt like it didn't add to the story rather dragged it on for a few more hours. The ending was a little surprising, but by then I just wanted the story to be finished. Character development was good, but I found the main character "the witness" a bit wet and she annoyed me. Not for me at all, but the narration was good and the story did have potential, just too repetitive for me to enjoy.

22 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Anna Manning
  • 01-17-18

A Brilliant, Well-written, Story

A terrific listen from beginning to end. The story was completely unpredictable, imaginative, and the characters carefully constructed. I really loved it and will definitely seek out other books by the same author (if there are any) or wait for them with anticipation.

I didn't think the marketing of the book was good and I passed over it a few times before buying it. I found the title a bit trite and the sample audio clip a little dull.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Karla
  • 04-07-18

Enjoyable real well narrated

Bit hard to follow at first and at the end but on the whole I enjoyed this unusual story line. Well read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-15-18

Mundane

I disliked this book a lot. The one word i would use to describe it would would be mundane. ugh!

I originally purchased this book based on 2 things the overall rating was high and the story line sounded intriguing.

One of the things i love about books is the emotional connection to characters. It does not matter if I love them or hate them the characters need to bring out an emotional response in me. These characters were flat, uninteresting, the book was filled with everyday things which instead of making the characters come alive made it dull.

While the overall story line was good and the ending was not predictable (which is why this got 2 stars) it certainly is not worth the slog of dragging yourself through the bland and boring to get there. The text surrounding and supporting the story line was empty and banal.

The performance was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-13-18

certainly a surprise in the end. Narration is low


Sound needs to be upgraded.This fault dettacts



from the tension building up in plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Pretty Spiffy
  • 08-01-18

Absolutely loved it

Such a good book. Really enjoyed the twists along the way. I would definitely recommend.