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I Am Watching You

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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 th
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Audio CD, 300 pages
Published October 1st 2017 by Brilliance Audio
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Obsidian
I read this for "Free Space/Creepy Raven". "I am Watching You" by Teresa Driscoll which is a thriller/mystery.

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 book. 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 ot
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Mackey
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Am Watching You is a thrilling suspense novel by Teresa Driscoll. There is a reason it has been on the Amazon 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, howev
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Deanna
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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 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 my eyes a break sometimes.

I was really intrigued after reading the descriptio
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Malia
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Unfortunately, this was a it of a meh read for me. So many people and POV's (which I usually enjoy), and shifts between first and third person muddled up the plot for me and even 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 end and what had actually happened to Anna, the missing girl. Th ...more
Zoeytron
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 employ the use of a multiple POV framework. I enjoyed it well enough, but found myself thinking about what I wanted to read next before getting this one finished.

This was a K
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Theresa Alan
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 carrying 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 la ...more
Nazanin
Oct 25, 2017 rated it liked it
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Carrie
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Ella Longfield was on her way home on the train when she notices two young girls flirting with two men that she is sure are just out of prison. Ella is of course concerned and debates on what she should do to make sure the girls are safe. Should she call someone? Approach them? But as the trip goes on one thing leads to another and Ella finds herself home without having done anything. The next morning she awakens to see on the news that one of the girls, Anna, had gone missing the night before. ...more
Kylie D
A riveting thriller that sees Ella on a train bound for London, seated near he two teenage girls. Two young men enter the carriage and it soon becomes apparent that they are fresh out of jail. This doesn't deter the girls however, and they soon strike up a friendship. Ella becomes increasingly worried about them, but then stops herself from intervening at the last minute.The next day one of the girls, Anna, is reported missing, and Ella is beside herself, wondering if she could have helped the g ...more
Sheri
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
A fast, enjoyable read that held my interest but ultimately left me disappointed. The final reveal lacked excitement 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 thing
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Renita D'Silva
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this author's writing and her previous two novels are among my favourite reads ever so I was eagerly waiting for this book. And wow! With this amazing, unputdownable, suspenseful masterpiece, Teresa Driscoll proves that she is right up there with the best thriller writers of today. This book is genius! What I admire most about this author is her beautiful writing, spare and yet heart-wrenching, and this book combines that wonderful writing with a tense, page-turning plot. A tense, pacy, s ...more
Liz
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio

A fairly well done mystery that takes place after a teenage girl goes missing while on a trip to London. It shows how everyone suffers the ripple effects from a single event. Told from multiple points of view, we hear from the parents, a friend, a witness and a private eye. All the immediate friends and family have secrets they are hiding which we are let in on bit by bit.

I found myself fascinated by the witness and how she was treated by the community. So many of us would have done the same, n
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Kirstin
Sep 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF .. don't think I've ever given up on a book so fast! I immediately hated the way it was written, the self evaluation of her naivety and the fact it just didn't feel at all realistic... I mean, come on, would anyone overhear a conversation and then start thinking about ringing a strangers mother to warn them their daughter is associating with the wrong type of person?????

Dita
Jun 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
So....the secrets each 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 up.

Switching between 1st and 3rd person narration was just the cherry on the crap cake...
Sean Peters
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well great to join in a buddy read, with a group of us reading this book for January.

Some great points about this book, firstly I do enjoy the stories/chapters from all the different main characters in the book.

A great opportunity to build the story through the characters and plots, build the tension and it does work so well.

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
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Jennifer
At times intriguing, at times difficult to follow, I Am Watching You was a three-star reading experience for me personally. Overall, I liked it but I wouldn't read it again. However, fans of various psychological thrillers may enjoy being thrown around in a story with incredibly secretive characters and find it well worth the read. If this applies to you, check it out!

My favorite quote:
“Because once you become a parent, you learn that love can involve more fear than you had ever imagined, and yo
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Mandy
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
3.75 stars.
This is the story of Ella, who was sitting on a train listening in on a conversation between two girls and two young men that they have just met. She considers phoning someone as the men are newly released from prison, but then something happens and she changes her mind. The next day she finds out that one of the girls, Anna, has gone missing.
This story actually starts a year after the disappearance, and is told from different viewpoints. Only the chapters from Ella are in first perso
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Ashlynn
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Disclaimers: The synopsis section is ©Goodreads but the rest of the reviews are completely my words and of course the quote section is obviously from the book reviewed.
4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Definitely Recommend

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Synopsis:
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
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Schizanthus
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
🥀 Harrowing Halloween Book! 🥀

OK, this book doesn't fit in the horror genre nor is it set on or around Halloween. So why does it belong in this month's theme? It's about a teenage girl who goes missing and hasn't been found a year later. If that isn't one of the scariest, most horrific concepts ever then I don't know what is.

Trigger Alert for sexual assault, self harm and eating disorders.

The Witness became suspicious of the motives of the men on the train and thought about calling the Police bu
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Nicki
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What would it take to make you intervene?

When Ellie Lovefield overhears two handsome young men flirting with two teenage girls on a train,she thinks nothing of it - until she realises that the two men are fresh out of prison.Worried about the girl`s safety she decides to call for help but something stops her.The next day she wakes up to the news that one the girls - Anna Ballard has disappeared.

A year later,Anna is still missing,Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do and fearing f
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Jules
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
I am Watching You is a gripping psychological thriller that I found very intriguing and almost impossible to put down right from the start. This book felt very real and I was so engrossed in it, I completely forgot I was reading.

There was a great mix of believable characters and I really wasn’t sure who to trust, due to secrets certain characters were hiding. Despite having my suspicions, I didn’t guess the outcome in advance.

This was a tense and exciting read, and I even had tears in my eyes at
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Dee Arr
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
There are elements that are very good in Teresa Driscoll’s book, “I Am Watching You.” At the same time, there are other aspects of the book that were bothersome.

The book is composed of short chapters, with a number of characters relating the story. The main character is Ella, identified in her titled chapters as The Witness. Ella was on a train ride and thus became one of the last people to see Anna before she disappeared. She was also able to describe the two young men who had approached Anna a
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Victoria
Completely mind blown from this book! I read it all in one sitting.

This book was so much more than what I had expected. The fast pace, the emotional writing that brought me to tears, the twists and turns I hadn’t expected - it was all done to perfection!

Chloe
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Ella is on the way home when she overhears two men flirting with two teenagers in the train. Her amusement turns to concern when she learns the two men have just been released from prison . She thinks about warning the girls but at the last moment decides to mind her own business. The next day to her horror she realizes one of the girls , Anna Ballard , is missing and nobody knows what happened to her . A year later there is still no trace of Anna and Ella is racked with guilt about not warning ...more
Lucy Banks
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Ooh, what a gripping thriller!

I'm not normally one for a classic 'page-turner', but for this book, I'll happily make the exception. It's an absorbing, deftly crafted suspense novel, with twists and turns a-plenty, minus the hackneyed cliff-hangers featured in so many other books of this genre.

It starts with two girls on a train, and a woman observing them as they chat away to two older lads (who have just been releas
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Lacey
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Kindle First for allowing me to read this before the publication date in exchange for an honest review.

This book was not for me. I tried and tried to get into it, but I struggled a lot. I finished it and I feel like I didn’t really even read anything. I was pretty disappointed with all of the things that went on through this story.

First, I had a really hard time with the characters. The characters intrigued me in the beginning with the story and how things were progressing, but as
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Myrna
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This is a psychological thriller that grabs your attention right away! Many of the characters have secrets and you’re not sure who did what. The multiple characters, pacing and unrelated parts of the plot did leave me a bit confused and disconnected, though. I did keep reading to find out what happened to Anna! Not a disappointing read and might seek out her other books one day.
Alice
5/5 ⭐
This was really really good! I didn't see the end coming. I had suspects but didn't think it was that person instead of who I was thinking of.
Bharath Ramakrishnan
I picked this book after reading some reviews on goodreads. Also, it has been some time since I read a suspense novel.

I was not disappointed. “I am watching you” sustains a good pace throughout the book. It drops a few distractions for you as good suspense novels should and then a twist – well near the end of the novel.

The story stands with Ella who is on a train to London and is a witness to a disturbing scene where two young girls – Anna and Sarah get close to a couple of young men who have j
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Teresa Driscoll is a former BBC TV news presenter and now international #1 bestselling author. Her debut psychological suspense I AM WATCHING YOU hit Number One on Kindle in the UK, USA and Australia and sold more than 400,000 copies in its first 9 months. Her second thriller THE FRIEND, published in Spring 2018, went straight into the Kindle top #10.
Teresa also writes women's fiction. Her debut i
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“Because once you become a parent, you learn that love can involve more fear than you had ever imagined, and you never quite look on the world in the same way again.” 2 likes
“I read somewhere that by your forties you are supposed to care more about what you think of others than what they think of you –so why is it I am still waiting for this to kick in?” 1 likes
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