Book Review | The Watcher by Kate Medina

Title: The Watcher

Author: Kate Medina

Publisher: Harper Collins UK

Release Date: 5th May 2020

Source: Book Sirens

Buy: Amazon UK
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…

I always choose the worst possible times to read books for example The Watcher I decided to read on my kindle in the dark whilst a massive electrical storm clashed and banged its way overhead, possibly not the sort of environment for a happy sleep but actually it was the perfect environment as this book was quite frankly creepy as anything and the fact I couldn’t sleep was credit to this books disturbing atmosphere.

Starting with a double murder, The Watcher finds a wealthy husband and wife brutally slain in their home, DI Bobby “Marilyn” Simmons is tasked with finding the killer and he enlists psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to help.

Now I don’t want to say too much about the plot because I think if I give too much away it’ll spoil it as there are scenes in the book which you need to be fully invested in without knowing what’s about to happen.  You need to be frightened!  But I will say the main characters Jessie and Marilyn are a great pairing, the grumpy cop, the young doctor, each with their own problems teaming up to solve the case works really well.

The Watcher kept me guessing, I literally had no idea until the very last minute who was going to be the culprit.  The atmosphere it chilling too, a country setting, remote houses, small communities, nobody for miles, anybody could be watching and you’d never know it.

A chilling read with some good twists.

Thanks to Net Galley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.



  1. Great books you mentioned. Love me some audiobooks so i added one to of yours to my list.

  2. Love the sound of the grumpy cop and that remote setting. And I also love chilling reads. Will be adding this one to my TBR list. :)

  3. I am sorry you lost sleep but the book sounds compelling!

  4. I like when you can't guess what's going to happen next!

    1. I know, some books you can guess quite quickly but not this one.


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