Release date - 29th December 2016
Book length - 384 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
The Girl on the Train meets Rear Window, The Watcher is an absolutely addictive and on trend commercial psychological suspense read, with a captivating unreliable narrator and some powerful narrative twists. She's watching you, but who's watching her? Lily Gullick lives with her husband Aiden in a new-build flat opposite an estate which has been marked for demolition. A keen birdwatcher, she can't help spying on her neighbours. Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars and soon her elderly neighbour Jean is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat. But can Lily really trust everything she sees?
THE WATCHER by Ross Armstrong is completely different from anything I have ever read before. With a unique style of writing, it took me a while to get into the story and I did find myself picking it up and putting it down again after a while. At times I found the narrative confusing but as I read on everything became clearer as the plot developed, and the tension built up. The main character, Lily, is frustrating a lot of the time but there are reasons for that, and it is all part of the story as a whole. I don't want to give too much away so I cannot delve too deep in this review, but I am glad that I persevered with this book. THE WATCHER by Ross Armstrong is a book that I feel will divide opinion, but overall it is a solid psychological thriller.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖 3.5
Ross Armstrong is a British stage and screen actor who has performed in the West End of London, on Broadway and in theatres throughout the UK. Among others, he has acted opposite Jude Law (Hamlet), Joseph Fiennes (Cyrano de Bergerac), Kim Cattrall (Antony and Cleopatra) and Maxine Peake (The Deep Blue Sea). His TV appearances include Foyle’s War, Jonathan Creek, Mr Selfridge, DCI Banks and most recently, Ripper Street.
After gaining a BA in English Literature and Theatre at Warwick University, Ross joined the National Youth Theatre where his contemporaries included Matt Smith and Rafe Spall. A three year course at RADA followed and whilst there he won the RADA Poetry Writing Award. The idea for his debut novel The Watcher came to him when he moved into a new apartment block and discovered whilst looking at the moon through binoculars that he could see into his neighbours’ homes. Thankfully for them, he put down his binoculars and picked up his pen.
He is an avid cricket fan and regular contributor to All Out Cricket magazine. He also has a monthly column in You and Your Wedding magazine as he prepares for his own wedding in 2017. For more information:
Twitter - twitter.com/Rarmstrongbooks
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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