Today I am reviewing I’m Watching You by Amanda Brittany, published by Joffe Books.
Quarry Lake. Twelve years ago. Three young women are attacked, all with long, dark hair. The attacker wears a yellow hi-vis jacket.
One is murdered.
One is left in a coma.
A small town lives in fear.
It’s Riona’s last summer before heading to university. One reckless night, she lets her two friends persuade her to spend the evening at Quarry Lake, drinking cider, sharing secrets, planning their futures.
They hear a scream and a splash. They’re scared but they feel they have to go and see what it is. But a sudden noise frightens them, and they run off.
NOW, Riona is back in her hometown, facing thirty with some of her dreams still intact.
They never did catch the Quarry Lake killer.
But one day Riona glimpses a mysterious figure in a hi-vis jacket. Staring intensely at her.
A note is shoved through her letterbox: I’m watching you.
Is the past coming back to threaten her? Is the killer back?
It’s been a minute since I have been able to read a book from this extremely talented author, so when the stars finally aligned and I was given the opportunity to read I’m Watching You, I couldn’t get to it fast enough!
From its absolutely stunning cover and intriguing plot, this one drew me in like a moth to a flame. Brittany skilfully creates a dark tale set in a small town where a 12 year old unsolved murder becomes a cold case that heats up again in the present day.
There is a foreboding and sinister tone throughout that ramps up as the story progresses and Brittany did a fantastic job of keeping me engaged and wanting to keep flicking the pages desperate to know how it would all unfold. I loved how I was kept in the dark and taken on a twisty ride until its final reveal.
The pace is fast, the characters are well fleshed out, had me second guessing their reliability and I may not be able to see someone wearing a hi-vis jacket in the same way again! All round I found this tale to be a very addictive and entertaining read that I highly recommend you checking out.
Thank you to Amanda Brittany, Joffe and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of I’m Watching You, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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LET’S GET TO KNOW AMANDA BRITTANY
Amanda lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and cute dog.
When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog, reading (her go-to is fictional crime and psychological thrillers) and she is far too keen on red velvet cake. She loves sunny days by the sea, and snowy days through the window of a cosy room.
Amanda has raised over £8700 in ebook royalties for Cancer Research UK in memory of her sister.
She is the author of six psychological crime thrillers, and co-writer of psychological suspense novels with author Karen Clarke.