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
ISBN9781543617665
Author
Release DateOct 1st, 2017
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews I Am Watching You

  • Obsidian
    2017-09-04
    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...
  • Mackey
    2017-10-06
    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...
  • Deanna
    2018-02-12
    I listened to this audiobook at the beginning of January. As soon as I was done, I typed my review into a Word document. However, I can't find it anywhere now. I also deleted all of my notes (since I was done my review). So I am going to try my best! I am still relatively new to audiobooks but I'm starting to enjoy them. I find them perfect to listen to while doing chores or when I'm in the car. It's also nice to give my eyes a break sometimes. I...
  • Kylie D
    2018-07-22
    A riveting thriller that sees Ella on a train bound for London, seated near he two teenage girls. Two young men enter the carriage and it soon becomes apparent that they are fresh out of jail. This doesn't deter the girls however, and they soon strike up a friendship. Ella becomes increasingly worried about them, but then stops herself from intervening at the last minute.The next day one of the girls, Anna, is reported missing, and Ella is beside...
  • Malia
    2017-10-05
    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...
  • Zoeytron
    2017-10-10
    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...
  • Nazanin
    2017-10-25
    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...
  • Theresa Alan
    2017-10-22
    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...
  • Candace
    2017-10-28
    Review to come.
  • Carrie
    2017-10-06
    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
    2017-11-11
    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...
  • Kirstin
    2017-09-16
    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?????
  • Liz
    2018-10-31
    A fairly well done mystery that takes place after a teenage girl goes missing while on a trip to London. It shows how everyone suffers the ripple effects from a single event. Told from multiple points of view, we hear from the parents, a friend, a witness and a private eye. All the immediate friends and family have secrets they are hiding which we are let in on bit by bit. I found myself fascinated by the witness and how she was treated by the co...
  • Dita
    2018-06-04
    So....the secrets each character held kept me intrigued but it was all for naught. I HATE books like this and resent the shitty, lazy, unfair device the author uses to wrap things up.Switching between 1st and 3rd person narration was just the cherry on the crap cake...
  • Renita D'Silva
    2017-07-30
    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...
  • Mandy
    2018-02-05
    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...
  • Sean Peters
    2018-01-22
    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—...
  • Jennifer
    2018-07-16
    At times intriguing, at times difficult to follow, I Am Watching You was a three-star reading experience for me personally. Overall, I liked it but I wouldn't read it again. However, fans of various psychological thrillers may enjoy being thrown around in a story with incredibly secretive characters and find it well worth the read. If this applies to you, check it out!My favorite quote:“Because once you become a parent, you learn that love can ...
  • Ashlynn
    2017-09-13
    Disclaimers: The synopsis section is ©Goodreads but the rest of the reviews are completely my words and of course the quote section is obviously from the book reviewed. 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...
  • Nicki
    2017-10-06
    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...
  • Linda Strong
    2018-12-31
    Ella Longfield becomes an unwitting sort of witness when she overhears a conversation while on the bus. Two young teenage girls start flirting with two young men .. but then she realizes that they men are fresh out of prison.What to do? Call the parents of the girls? Tell the young men to leave the girls along? Talk to the girls and warn them? Just as she decides to call for help, she overhears something else that stops her in her tracks.The next...
  • Schizanthus
    2017-10-02
    🥀 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 ...
  • Michelle
    2017-10-25
    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...
  • Alan Cotterell
    2018-12-07
    Confusing This did improve as I approached the end , but not enough to make it a good book, just Ok. I felt that it was told from too many points of view, which I usually like, but not in this case. Didn't help switching from 1st to 3rd personI kept drawing parallels with The Girl on the Train, which in my case is not a compliment. I lost interest and only carried on to see if my guess was correct, it wasn't, but to be honest the answer comes out...
  • Lacey
    2017-09-14
    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...
  • Jules
    2017-09-11
    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
    2017-09-01
    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...
  • Victoria
    2018-08-11
    Completely mind blown from this book! I read it all in one sitting. This book was so much more than what I had expected. The fast pace, the emotional writing that brought me to tears, the twists and turns I hadn’t expected - it was all done to perfection!
  • Lucy Banks
    2017-10-10
    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...
  • Shaina
    2018-01-13
    In this book, almost everything happens “off-screen” so to speak, so—if you want the action this may not be the book for you. It keeps you on the edge of your seat (somehow) as well as in the dark; so that you don’t know what happened until the end. Well, unless you can read between the lines and take hints OR unless you are super intuitive. So, I found it good in one respect, and lacking in another. All of the major events were simply wr...