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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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?????
  • Melissa Souza
    **Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.2.5 stars!!!I guess I was expecting a lot from this book when I read the blurb as the plot seemed really interesting. However, once I got to reading the story I felt that this novel does a lot of rambling around. I'll explain this further.First things first, I thought the pacing of the book was fantastic. I liked that the chapters were c...
  • Charmaine Saliba
    I really enjoyed it. Stayed up till 3.00am to finish it. It is one of those book that you can’t put it down. A fast read. It is written on different points of view, the witness Ella, the friend Sarah and Anna’s father. It is about the guilt for what they should have done and haven’t for Anna.On the train Ella saw two teenage girls alone on their way to London to celebrate the end of GCSE, they soon are approached by two young men. Ella look...
  • Caroline Mitchell
    Wow, I take my hat off to the author for this book, it was simply unputdownable. A tragic tale of a missing teenager which will have you asking yourself what you would have done had you been in Ella's shoes. I listened on audio and found myself prolonging my household chores just to listen to one more chapter, and driving a little slower when it played in the car. It's the sense of intrigue that carries this novel along nicely, the need to hear j...
  • Sarah
    I have read a few books by this author and this is her first venture into the darker side of fiction. I have to admit I think it’s quite a brave step veering away from a genre they are known and loved for, but as my favourite genre is crime/thrillers I was thrilled that the author had taken a step in this direction and she has shown just how talented she is.The story flicks between different characters so that we are given different points of v...
  • Cathy
    2.5 stars. Girl goes missing. Witness, family,friends and police revisit the unsolved case a year later around the anniversary of the disappearance. The plot definitely held my interest, but I was slightly disappointed at the ending. There is a reason it took the police a year to solve this crime. It's not so much that the ending/reveal was implausible, but rather that the author didn't drop enough breadcrumbs throughout the book to allow readers...
  • Michelle
    So this book begins on a train ride where, Ella, overhears a conversation being had between two sixteen year old girls and two very handsome men that, as of that day, were just released from prison. The conversations are flirtatious. So much so that one of the girls, Sarah, and one of the ex-cons decide to have a quick romp in the train bathroom and Ella is completely beside herself. Now Ella’s motherly instinct kicks in and she wants to interv...