The Watcher by Caroline Eriksson
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Kindle Edition: 240 Pages
kindle Price: $4.99 USD
Paperback Edition: 240 Pages
Paperback Edition Price: $10.99 USD
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
About the Book
What is one neighbor hiding? What does the other one see? In this blindsiding thriller of paranoia, obsession, and love gone wrong, neither one will be prepared for the answer. And neither will you…
Escaping her broken marriage, successful author Elena settles into a hastily arranged sublet. Shattered, on the verge of coming unhinged, she’s unable to sleep, write, or even unpack. Then she discovers an innocent pastime to occupy her restless days and nights—watching her neighbors through the kitchen window. The Storms seem like the perfect family, but the more Elena sees and hears, the more she believes that there’s something terribly wrong in the house next door.
She’s certain she’s an eyewitness to a violent marriage that could be building to a murderous climax. It’s all a little frightening. It’s also inspiring. Elena hasn’t felt this creative in years. Now she’s imagining the worst. To confirm her suspicions, she decides to watch a little closer—by following Mr. and Mrs. Storm into their secret lives, if only to save them from themselves.
But as the dangers escalate, and the line between real and unreal threatens to dissolve, who will save Elena?
About the Author
Caroline Eriksson’s first two novels drew on a pair of historical Swedish murder cases. Her debut novel, The Devil Helped Me, earned a nomination for Sweden’s 2015 Big Audiobook Prize. Holding a master’s degree in social psychology, Caroline worked for more than a decade in human-resource management before realizing her dream of becoming a full-time author. A true “citizen of the world,” Caroline has traveled widely and has lived everywhere from Quantico, Virginia, to Adelaide, Australia, to her current home in Stockholm. Since raising her two children is now her greatest life adventure, Caroline satisfies her love of experiencing new and exciting places by exploring the most terrifying realm of all: the shadowy corners of the human psyche. The Watcher is Caroline’s second psychological thriller and her second book translated into English. She’s currently hard at work on her next novel.
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When I first started reading this book, I thought to myself” How can Elena witness a murder? How could she ever hurt someone?” Then I started reading more and more. I understood what both of the main characters were going through.
“Hell hath no fury like a women scorned.”
“Watcher,” is one of those types of novels that will leave you so speechless by the end, you will not know what to say. I still can’t believe the surprise ending. How could she do that? I would recommend this book to anybody 16 and up. There is a mild foul language in “Watcher” but nothing to serious.