Book Reviews, Books

Watching You by J.A. Schneider


Rating: 5/5

Synopsis:  A serial killer texts his victims first. A detective vows revenge. He comes after her.

In the chill of an October night, Detective Kerri Blasco is called to a bizarre murder scene. Leda Winfield, a young volunteer for the homeless, has been shot. Her cell phone displays the frightening text, WATCHING YOU, and into her back, hideously pushed with a hat pin, is a note with the same awful message. Leda’s socialite family and friends insist that no one would have wanted to harm her, but Detective Kerri isn’t convinced.

Until another random young woman is killed in exactly the same way. Kerri and her team profile a monstrous killer who enjoys terrifying his victims before stalking and killing them. But how does he get their phone numbers?

Kerri soon finds that the killer is after her, too, and that the key to finding him may just be in the homeless shelter. When the body count rises, she vows to stop the madman – even if it means battling her own personal trauma, risking her job, her love relationship with her boss Alex Brand, and her life.


Enthralling, fast-paced, and twisted aka the best ingredients for a good thriller!

The thrill starts right off the bat and then keeps on building up quite nicely till the big reveal towards the very end of the book. Although I had glimpses inside the twisted mind of the killer, it was still hard to identify the who and the why. The second-guessing and trying to piece everything into a more coherent shape kept my curiosity at its peak and I loved it.

The plot is quite clever to say the least and the characters have all this rather realistic tone to them. All in all, this author surely knows how to engage her audience and keep them entertained and on their toes till the very last page.

I highly recommend this book and I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading more of J.A. Schneider’s work!

I would like to thank the lovely J.A. Schneider for sending me a digital copy of this outstanding thriller.

Goodreads link: Watching You

Amazon link: Watching You


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