We Watch You by NS Ford #BlogTour #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller

Thank you to The Write Reads for my spot on this blog tour.

FOUR FRIENDS. THREE ENEMIES. TWO TRAGEDIES. ONE TERRIBLE TRUTH.

A small English town is rocked by the disappearance of a local woman, Tina. As the search continues, someone is targeting her former best friends for revenge. Lauren, Jess, Claire. They all hide secrets. Who knows what they did? Who’s watching them? The truth is stranger and far more sinister than they can ever imagine.

A dark, twisty thriller which will grip you until the very last page.

What’s it about (in a nutshell):

Three friends can’t believe that one of their own could be dead, so they go on a fact-finding mission to determine what happened to their childhood friend.

What I Enjoyed:

The characters were unique and well-developed. I loved how interesting the characters’ unique aspects and personal challenges are. Each one came to life on the page and compelled me with their journey separate from each other.

The sci-fi angle definitely intrigued me. Like Wendig or Koontz, the surprise sci-fi element of the story fascinated me with its implications. It also adds to the thrills even after I closed the book and thought back to the story. It created that lasting creepiness that marks a good psychological thriller.

The story is full of thrills and fast-paced. I adore a story that keeps me on the edge of my seat from page 1 until the last page, and We Watch You is just that type of novel. The stakes stay high for the three friends as someone may be after them as well as the friend they are trying to find. And, I never could have guessed the conclusion, and it is absolutely jaw-dropping.

Characters:

I adored Louise, the main character, and that she contends with being on the Autism spectrum. I thought that her challenge was portrayed realistically and intriguingly. It is also handled with the utmost respect and not as a plot device. Or is it? 😉

Reminds Me Of:

The sci-fi twist reminds me of the twists in Dean Koontz and Chuck Wendig’s books.

What I Wish:

I wish the setting were more descriptive and immersive. I love to be pulled into the story through sensory descriptions of the surroundings. It’s a potent tool, and I can imagine it would make even an exciting read such as this one go to the next level

I also wish there had been more clues or innuendo leading up to the sci-fi reveal. I’ve seen this done, and it works better for me, as a reader, if the reveal is hinted at throughout the book or more obviously hinted at (if it’s indeed there and I just missed it). I would also love that plot aspect to have been developed more. It is so intriguing that I really wanted to know more about it.

To Read or Not to Read:

If you are looking for a psychological thriller with a unique sci-fi twist, you won’t want to miss this indie-published book by NS Ford.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

N S Ford is a book fanatic, blogger and cat lover who lives in the UK with her family. She has a First Class degree in English. When not reading or blogging, she juggles her writing time with parenting, working in heritage and playing the piano.

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17 Replies to “We Watch You by NS Ford #BlogTour #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller”

  1. This sound pretty good, Tessa. Too bad it wasn’t more descriptive because that’s important for me too. I’d still give this one a try though. Excellent review!

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  2. You know I love a sci-fi angle, but I’d also hope there were hints throughout the story. I hope it wasn’t dropped out of nowhere just for the shock factor.

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    1. I kind of gather from her comment that perhaps it was but I kept thinking about Wendig’s last book that we both read and how you knew something was off from early on so that when it was explained it was still jaw dropping but also an “a-ha that’s what all that was” moment, you know? Much easier to suspend disbelief that way.

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  3. Sounds a little like a mixed bag. The sci-fi angle would intrigue me, but I would feel cheated if there wasn’t enough foreshadowing to account for the ending.

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    1. Yeah – that’s how I felt exactly. I need those breadcrumbs to justify suspending my disbelief, I think. But it is very suspenseful with interesting characters and I loved that about it.

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  4. Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! I’m glad there were a lot of thrills in it for you 🙂 I have to say, I was writing the kind of book I like to read (always the best thing for an author to do!) and I actually love massive twists being dropped from nowhere! But I appreciate not everyone does.

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  5. I do love sci-fi so this sounds great – I’m not a very visual person and often skim descriptions of surroundings, so even that wouldn’t bother me. Great review as always.

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