Watching You by Michael Robotham. Read November 2014.

This latest instalment in the Joseph O’Loughlin series weaves an intricate plot and kept me guessing right to the end.
“Marnie Logan often feels like she’s being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on — a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye — and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin.”
This is the seventh book featuring Joe O’Loughlin and there are no signs of the series becoming stale. There was less focus on Joe’s family and personal situation this time, and having followed the development of these recurring characters I missed them, but there wasn’t much room for them in this complex story. Victor Ruiz features again and has Joe’s back when the going gets rough.
This was a gripping read with all the twists and suspense I expect from Michael Robotham’s books, but there was an added element this time with some horrific events that reminded me of the writing style of Mo Hayder. I would recommend this book to psychological thriller fans and I think it could be read as a standalone but would be more enjoyable if you have read the previous books in the series.
My copy was borrowed from Blackburn with Darwen libraries.

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2 thoughts on “Watching You by Michael Robotham. Read November 2014.

  1. I’ve read one in the series (I’d no idea there were seven!) and I think I have another of his somewhere in the stacks, but there are so many good books around, it’s hard to get round to everything – but I will make an attempt to read more of his work. Great review, thanks.

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