The Watcher by Jennifer Pashley


The Watcher by Jennifer Pashley is an Adult Mystery story of a missing loner and a found girl..


From the award-winning author of The Scamp, Jennifer Pashley is back with a searing literary noir about what it means to live on the margins of society and what happens when no one is watching…

Pearl Jenkins is a nobody. She was a woman who lived as a hermit in the woods. One day, she’s nowhere to be found, and all that’s left behind is a pool of blood and a child no one knew existed, raised completely off the grid and in the grip of Pearl’s manic paranoia.

Kateri Fisher is used to being an outsider. Now, she’s the only female detective in the tiny upstate New York town of Spring Falls, where everyone knows everyone, but no one will talk. It’s fitting that she takes the case that no one else wants. But as Kateri struggles to navigate the harsh rules of a new town while trying to learn the truth about the Jenkins family, only one thing becomes clear: neither she nor Pearl are as invisible as she first thought. Someone’s always watching.


Unfortunately, I was completely bored with this one..

I was intrigued by the synopsis at first, with the mystery behind what was found and the idea of someone “watching” the characters. But throughout the writing, nothing truly jumped out to me and it all was a bit lackluster. A majority of the twists were a bitt predictable, leaving me to give this one a 2 out of 5 stars.

If you like a slow-burn mystery with ALOT of characterizations built into the writing, this one could be up your darkened alley. Unfortunately, this was just not for me.

Rating: 2 out of 5.


Published: 8 September 2020

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Genre: Adult Mystery

Pages: 295

How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*

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