Hardback Watching you / Lisa Jewell.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Century,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781780896434 (hbk.) :
Everyone in the leafy suburb of Melville loves Tom Fitzwilliam. The charismatic head teacher has saved the local school from ruin and brought the community together as a result. His wife adores him, his students moon over him - and his next-door neighbour Joey Mullen is obsessed by him. And she believes he feels the same about her - he's been giving her signs recently that she simply can't ignore. Joey thinks her crush on Tom Fitzwilliam is a secret. But she doesn't realise that Tom's teenage son, Freddie, is also watching her. And then there's Jenna who is only just holding her own life together because her mother is having delusions- she is convinced that she is being followed, and that her stalker is none other than Tom Fitzwilliam.
490 pages ; 23 cm
Lisa Jewell can be a bit hit-and-miss I find - reserved and waited for this due to a couple of fairly breathless reviews I'd read, but it didn't work for me...self-absorbed people, a pretty unrealistic plot and, most of all, too tedious...man, it's long and dense and actually not that interesting. Skipped to the last chapters (no, really, cardinal sin that!!) and though 'ho hum, trying just a bit too hard for the surprise denouement there'. It's okay-ish I suppose....