We Watch You by N.S. Ford – Book Review

About the book:

FOUR FRIENDS. THREE ENEMIES. TWO TRAGEDIES. ONE TERRIBLE TRUTH.

A small English town is rocked by the disappearance of a local woman, Tina. As the search continues, someone is targeting her former best friends for revenge. Lauren, Jess, Claire. They all hide secrets. Who knows what they did? Who’s watching them? The truth is stranger and far more sinister than they can ever imagine.

A dark, twisty thriller which will grip you until the very last page. 

My review:

We Watch You is a very twisty thriller that does not reveal itself until the very end. It is so multi-layered that you will not realise what is happening until the layers are peeled away. Primarily the voice we hear is Lauren, who is autistic, and sometimes struggles to understand societal norms. I found my sympathy was firmly with her at the beginning of the story, but at the same time it was not entirely clear what it was that she had done that made her a potential victim. Interspersed between chapters from Lauren’s point of view are letters written by her friend Claire, and blog posts from the missing friend, Tina. In addition there are other character voices that are less easy to identify, but honestly, as confusing as that sounds, it all becomes clear as the book progresses.

Set in a small town where people tend to stay and not move away, there was a slightly claustrophobic feel to the story, which was perfect in relation to the build up of tension as more of the story is revealed, and particularly as Lauren began to feel like she was being followed.

I found this such an entertaining psychological thriller, with a mysterious element to it which intrigued me. I would definitely recommend this book, and look forward to what N.S. Ford does next.

I have been given an ARC of this book by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

https://amzn.to/3COjA8N

Please note the book is currently available in Kindle Unlimited.

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