Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I Am Watching You

Book: I am Watching You
Author: Teresa Driscoll

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.-Goodreads

Review: This was a deliciously creepy book. Ella is on a train when she sees two young girls traveling. Young men introduce themselves to the girls and sit down. Ella can't help overhearing that the men just got out of prison. Ella is alarmed-she heard the girls say where they are from, should she try to contact their parents about this? She decides to stay out of it and it shocked the next morning when one of the girls is missing. What happened to Anna, could Ella have prevented this? 

Told in multiple narratives, we follow Ella as she struggles with guilt for not taking action, Sarah (Anna's friend) who has lied to everyone and the police about what happened that night as well as Anna's father, who also has things to hide. Well crafted and engaging, I really liked this one!

Grade: 4/5

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