I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

I Am Watching You

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 l...

Details I Am Watching You

TitleI Am Watching You
Release DateOct 1st, 2017
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller

Reviews I Am Watching You

  • Mackey St
    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...
  • 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 ma...
  • 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 n...
  • Candace
    Review to come.
  • Theresa Alan
    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 socia...
  • Malia
    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 h...
  • Carrie
    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 th...
  • Nazanin
    3 StarsAnna and Sara lied to their parents and instead of going to watch a movie, they were seen in a train. That night Anna was missing and Sara couldn’t remember what happened. But there is a witness who saw them in the train with two men who got out of prison. Ella, the witness, heard their conversations and wanted to call but she was distracted at that moment and sometime later she saw Anna’s picture as a missing girl. One year later, Ann...
  • Sheri
    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 revea...
  • Renita D'Silva
    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...
  • Ashlynn
    4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Definitely Recommend Also On My BLOG (Sun Oct. 15, 2017)@6am 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 high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to ...
  • Sean Peters
    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—...
  • Nicki
    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 w...
  • Mandy
    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 viewpoin...
  • Jules
    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...
  • Dee Arr
    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...
  • Chloe
    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 Ann...
  • Schizanthus
    🥀 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 ...
  • Brooke (Brooke's Books and Brews)
    I Am Watching You was an excellent psychological thriller. It was gripping and kept me guessing to the end. I have mentioned in my reviews before that I pride myself on being able to guess who the murderer is in most thrillers. I was not able to figure the ending out for this book. Ella is riding on a train in London where she witnesses two teenagers flirting with two men. She is overcome with a feeling of unease when she sees these men chatting ...
  • Lacey
    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 wit...
  • Vicki Willis
    This was a crime thriller about 2 girls who went on a trip, but one turned up missing. It was a fast paced book that was hard to put down. There were lots of characters which turned out to be lots of suspects in my mind. The majority of the story occurred one year after the event and had alternating POVs, which I liked. There were some side stories and a lot of backstories to the characters. I did not guess the ending and thought the epilogue was...
  • Donna Maguire
    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...I really enjoyed this book which for me was quite dark to the books I have previously read by this author - but that is in no way a bad thing as I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have given it a 5 stars rating!!I thought that the plot was great and you could really see the planning and thought that had gone in to this to make it so believable - I loved the characters and how they interacted was great and s...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    3.5 Stars. RTC!
  • Stacey Camp
    What would you do if you witnessed suspicious behavior but didn't report it?  This is partially the premise of Teresa Driscoll's  I Am Watching You .Close friends and teenage girls Anna and Sarah get their parents' permission to go to London on a weekend trip to go to the theater. But as soon as they step onto the train to London things go awry. Anna disappears, and Sarah is tight-lipped about what happened that fateful night.A witness saw Anna...
  • Kristine
    This was my first thriller/mystery in a long time and I really really enjoyed it. I did not see "who dun it" coming it was a complete surprise. The book dealt with a variety of issues in a mostly positive and constructive way. The build up to the end was very well done and engaging but once it was all revealed I felt a little deflated and let down. It wasn't followed through as well as I had hope and expected given the build up
  • Lucy Banks
    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...
  • Khushboo
    It's a page turner alright. The basic plot and idea of "what would you have done" was really very intriguing. But, a good thriller in my opinion is one which drops hints throughout the book which leads to the 'Aha!' moment in the end when the truth is revealed.The ending is so unrelated to whatever is discussed throughout the book that nobody could have seen it coming. That totally spoils the fun of a suspense novel however enjoyable the story le...
  • Kirstin
    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?????
  • Anne
    I absolutely loved this thriller and put off all of my errands and chores to finish it in one sitting. I was literally hooked after the first page! When Ella overhears two young men on a train try to ingratiate themselves with two young women, she becomes worried when she hears them discussing their recent release from prison. Reluctant to get involved, she considers trying to reach the girls' parents but then chooses to say nothing. When one of ...
  • Kim
    Sigh... first book of 2018 and I can only rate it 2 stars! I didn't have high expectations; I just needed a quick fluff read and the premise sounded OK. Short chapters and rotating points of view moved the story forward at a glacial pace, reiterating each person's thoughts with little regard to character development. The book was only 300 pages, but there was barely enough story to fill it.