May 13, 2017

Book Review: Watching You

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.

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I admit it.  Detective Kerri Blasci is one of my favorite heroines.  She's a homicide cop that has learned to pay attention to her instincts or her 'hunches'.  They might not play out to be completely accurate all of the time but they are often enough to save lives.

WATCHING YOU is actually the third book in this series following Detective Blasco. I was lucky enough to stumble across HER LAST BREATH and was immediately hooked.  This is one series that is definitely on my radar and should be on yours.

Ms. Schneider does a wonderful job of blending terror and suspense caused by this murders with the warmth and caring of Kerri, her boyfriend Alex and the people that she meets at the homeless shelter.  It's the perfect mix that will keep you glued to the screen, or pages as the case may be.  

I highly recommend WATCHING YOU to any of my readers who enjoy thrillers with kick ass heroines and surprising conclusions.  I do want to offer a gentle warning that there is some descriptions of graphic violence and there is an attempted rape,  There are no sex scenes however for the folks that worry about that.  

*** I received this book at no charge from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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