Someone’s Watching Me, by Zoe Rosi, published by Thomas & Mercer, @AmazonPub @zoerosiauthor #blogger #review #thriller

I was so excited to receive a paperback of Zoe Rosi’s new book: Someone’s Watching Me. OMG what a brilliant book, full of twists and turns, I couldn’t stop reading!

Book Description:

Is someone dangerous out to get her? Or is it all in her mind?

Becky’s life is almost perfect. Growing up, she could never have imagined living in such a safe, beautiful home, with a boyfriend as loving and kind as Alex, and hopes for a little family of her own. But then stand-offish Max moves in next door, and things begin to fall apart.

First, someone starts trolling her social media. Then she finds her tyres slashed. By the time she discovers the dead bird, left waiting for her like a prize, she’s sure someone is after her. And having spied some strange goings-on beyond her kitchen window, she suspects that person is Max.

Frightened, Becky turns to Alex for help, but she’s surprised to find that he and Max have become firm friends—and that Alex is convinced it’s all in her mind. But when news of a missing young woman breaks, Becky knows she has to do something. She’s sure she’s seen this woman in Max’s home—hasn’t she?

With Alex concerned that she’s losing her grip on reality, does Becky dare keep digging, knowing her almost-perfect life could shatter into imperfect little pieces?

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09RQQ9B6W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (September 15, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 15, 2022

Someone’s Watching Me is one of those fast-paced books you can’t put down. Sharply written with characters that keep you guessing, it immediately drew me into Becky’s life with Alex-and her job at the estate agent. 

Working for Cartwright and Brooks, Becky works her way up from admin assistant to the sales team where it’s all about the commission, a cutthroat, dance around the political environment where you either sink or swim. Clearly Becky has her work cut out for her, showing properties to clients that should have made for productive sales. But things go disastrously wrong, making her appear unprofessional, not to mention tardy for her appointments.

Office politics aside, there are secrets she is keeping from Alex. None of this bodes well when she’s trying to prove herself. I kept feeling a sense of foreboding every time she had her showings. But when she witnesses something shocking and gets entangled in a mystery of a missing person, the stakes escalate. 

Max next door was my idea of hell, just as Susan was in the office. There were other nightmarish goings on that kept me racing through the pages. The allure of this book is not so much the whodunit element. It’s how Rosi creates tension between Becky and her new neighbor, her work colleagues and her partner, all of whom struggle to maintain the finely tuned facades they present to the world. 

The only person I felt disappointed in was Alex. I wish he’d been more helpful given their closeness. (Personally, I’d have bought telescope!) But Becky continues to obsess over her new neighbour and her peers at work, and as she inserts herself into these lives, as all the best protagonists do, her stalking tendencies seem to match those of her stalker. Becky goes from strength to strength and any hesitation on her part to include law enforcement is completely realistic. I really felt for her as they left her to process and address her concerns alone. 

This book quickly blooms into a solid page-turner with unexpectedly dark undertones. I want to thank the author for including me in her list of reviewers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this outstanding book. 

About the Author:

Zoe Rosi has a background in journalism and copywriting. She worked as a reporter for local and national newspapers before moving into the fashion industry as a copywriter.

Zoe had four romantic comedies published before writing her debut thriller. It was while working as a fashion copywriter that Zoe had the idea for her first thriller, which she describes as ‘The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho’.

Someone’s Watching Me is Zoe’s second thriller.

Look out for her next book Pretty Evil will be published on January 19th, 2023.

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