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The Watcher by Kate Medina

Genre: Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rating: 
4/5
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About The Book

Some secrets can’t be hidden.
The Fullers are the picture-perfect family, a wealthy couple with a grand home in the middle of remote woodland. But even they have something to hide – and it will prove fatal.
Some crimes can’t be forgotten.
Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn and DI Marilyn Simmons arrive at the Fuller’s home to find a suburban nightmare. A crime scene more disturbing than anything they have ever encountered.
Some killers can’t be stopped.
Jessie knows that this is no random act of violence. And if she can’t unlock the motivation behind the crime and shine a light into this killer’s mind, the Fullers won’t be the only family to die…


My Thoughts

This had been an interesting read, with some horror references and painful deaths, The Watcher is not a read for faint hearted, believe me!
This book is part of the Jessie Flynn series, but you can read it as standalone, there is chemistry between Jessie and his working partner that you can feel during all book, but you don’t feel lost between the characters and all the relations are well explained. But believe me, after reading one book of this series you’ll be addicted to the characters and will want to read more about them.
As I said this is quite a gore case, the killer tortures the victims, first the woman and next the husband, enjoys watching their pain. But there’s something disturbing about the killer, seems that he is taken from a horror movie, so don’t worry if you have nightmares after reading this story, it will be normal.
I really liked the main character of this story, Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn, her way to see the crime scene taking a step back from the victims and see it from the killer’s perspective, it is a quite original view from the reader, more personal and scary than ever. I liked that she didn’t try to be brave and talk to the suspects alone, she is always on DI Bobby ‘Marilyn’ Simmons side, they make a great partnership, their trust and friendship made the story more real and the perfect human touch on this terrible case. There are some abuse and psychological trauma related to the case, but you feel that Jessie and Marilyn will try to understand the killer’s mind, the motive and the situation, it will not be easy, but sometimes “karma” is real.
I felt a little bit lost with Jessie personal life, the problem of not having followed all the series, but it made me want to know more about her and how Callan’s situation will progress, I really can’t wait to read the new case, I am sure it will be a must read.
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About The Author

Kate Medina has always been fascinated by the ‘whys’ of human behaviour, an interest that drove her to study Psychology at university and later to start a crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and her debut novel
White Crocodile received widespread critical acclaim, as did Fire Damage, Scared to Death AND Two Little Girls, the first three books in the Jessie Flynn series.
Before turning to writing full time, Kate spent five years in the Territorial Army and has lectured at the London Business School and the London School of Economics. She lives in London with her husband and three children.