Watch Me is a really intense thriller following a college professor, Kate, and her student, Sam. Kate is recently divorced. Her first book was a mega bestseller but she’s had trouble with commercial success since. Essentially, her life is kind of falling apart. Enter Sam, a student from her creative writing seminar. He is attractive and massively talented, and Kate is intensely drawn to him. Little does she know, however, that Sam’s been following her for years waiting for his entrance into her life.
Told in perspectives shifting from Sam to Kate, this novel was an intense read. From the synopsis, I expected a stalker thriller, but I did not expect to be thrown into the head of the stalker himself. Due to the perspectives given, this book turned out to be a lot more creepy than I initially suspected. I’m talking full on skin crawling, lots of interesting noises, and cringing happening. I had to take some of it in small spurts–just because it was so fascinating, but also difficult to read that perspective.
As you continue to read, you come to understand Sam on more and more levels, even if you don’t really want to. You can also understand Kate and where she’s coming from, but there were times I also found her exasperating. That was totally fine with me, but I’m a fan of not loving every protagonist ever. I mean, we don’t like everyone we meet in life, so it makes sense we wouldn’t like every protagonist we meet. Anyway, I digress. This book was exciting to read, and the story was interesting. The creep factor is very high, so if that’s not your thing, this may not be for you. The voices of both characters were really well done and it was interesting to see cat and mouse being played from both sides. The ending kind of threw me for a loop, but overall it was a very interesting reading experience.
Note: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley & the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
What are your favorite creepy psychological thrillers?? I love them every once in awhile! Let me know in comments!