Top positive review
One of the most atmospheric & gripping police procedural crime stories I have read this year.
9 December 2018
If you enjoy atmospheric police procedural novels that have great characters (both good and evil), virtually non-stop action, and a plot containing plenty of twists and turns, then I expect you will enjoy 'He Is Watching You'. This is one of the best crime thrillers I have read recently. I read it in just two sittings as I found myself glued to the story and needing to find out how it would end ... and the ending did not disappoint.
The writing is crisp and taut and there are a number of aspects of the novel that struck me as being very authentic; the various locations featured in the story, the way the police investigation develops, how the police speak to each other, etc. In this respect, the glossary at the back of the book helps explain some of the abbreviations and slang that is used in the telling of this tale.
There are some gruesome passages that had me wincing as I read them but they are not excessive and they certainly enhance what is already a very dramatic story. It takes a little while to warm to the character of D.S. Maddie Ives but I think this may well have been the intention of the author; certainly by the end of the novel I wanted to read more stories featuring D.S. Maddie Ives and D.I. Harry Blaker, as well as other books by Charlie Gallagher.
So if you are looking for a gripping, action-oriented, crime story, featuring some great characters, then I recommend you take a look at 'He Is Watching You'.