Watching You

Atria. Dec. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781501190070. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501190094. SUSPENSE
OrangeReviewStarPrivate eyes are watching you. Jewell's latest (Then She Was Gone; I Found You) begins at a crime scene where someone has been murdered. The novel then alternates between the past leading up to the killing and the ongoing police investigation. There are people with multiple perspectives in this Bristol neighborhood. Melville Heights is a community where people interact with, observe, and judge one another. There's the newly married and bored Joey Mullen, who with her husband has moved in with her brother and his pregnant wife. Joey becomes infatuated with the local school's new headmaster, Tom Fitzwilliam, who is married with a teenage son, Freddie. Joey is not the only one; almost all his students are in awe of him, but not Jenna, who suspects something between Tom and her best friend, Bess. Neither is Freddie, who doesn't understand why everyone, including his mom, dotes on his father. Now someone is dead and Joey is the prime suspect. But did she do it?
VERDICT Jewell weaves a taut multiperspective, domestic/community suspense story that is sure to please fans of Ruth Ware and A.J. Finn. [See Prepub Alert, 8/27/18.]—Susan Moritz, Silver Spring, MD
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