Starting off April with some thrillers (obviously!)
Thanks to MIRA Books and TLC Book Tours for the free advanced copies in exchange for our honest reviews.
I’LL BE WATCHING YOU – Courtney Evan Tate (out now!)
Check out the #allthebookreviews thoughts below 🙂
Chandra’s Thoughts: 4/5 stars
As an avid thriller reader, I am always overjoyed when I find a “lighter” thriller that really hits all my buttons. I’ll Be Watching You certainly does that! The author brings us an extremely well written thriller with multiple POVs and I ALWAYS love it when we get the view of the predator.
The creepy thing about books like this is the plausibility. Creepy older man taking advantage of a young, naive girl. Here’s the thing with this book – if you read a ton of thrillers like I do, this will be nothing new in terms of story line. HOWEVER, the way the author pulls everything together is intentional and fantastic. There’s no unnecessary scenes or fillers – it’s just immediate satisfaction in terms of diving right into the story and never letting up until we get to the ending.
The ending only slightly bothered me in the fact that the perpetrator came a little out of left field. While I appreciate the red herrings, I would’ve liked to have seen just a tiny bit more in terms of puzzle pieces.
What I loved the most was how the author really draws you into this story and I felt myself getting angry, having hope and getting anxious. It’s rare that a lighter thriller will provoke so many feelings from me.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
This was my first book by Courtney Evan Tate and I had heard great things about her previous release, so I was ready to dive in! I’LL BE WATCHING YOU is a solid thriller that kept me engaged the entire time. I loved the writing and the character development. I feel like in some thrillers or suspense novels we can kind of miss out on that.
I’ll always be a fan of the stalker thrillers. It’s so real and a situation many people, unfortunately, find themselves in. You never know if someone is following you or watching your every move. The action begins right away with Leah’s disappearance. Emmy is shaken to her core when she hears that her daughter has disappeared – when her paddleboard washes ashore the missing person’s case turns into a death. Emmy is determined to find out what happened to her daughter and she won’t rest until she finds her body – dead or alive.
You really connect with the characters and I loved how Tate unfolded the events. There was a great pacing and plenty of twists thrown in to keep you on your toes. If you’re a fan of the stalker thriller/disappearance suspense genre, then this will be perfect for you. I will definitely be going back to pick up her other book!