Someone Is Watching

Someone Is Watching

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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"Deeply shaken after a brutal attack, Bailey Carpenter struggles to reclaim control over what had once seemed like a neatly-ordered life. Unable to face her job, her friends, or even the world outside her apartment, Bailey is trapped with her thoughts, replaying the attack in a desperate search for a detail that will help the police uncover the identity of her unknown assailant. Bailey sees her attacker in the face of every stranger, and is unable to trust anyone other than her half-sister, Claire, and Claire's snarky teenage daughter Jade. To pass the time in her lonely apartment, Bailey plays with the binoculars she once used in her career as a private investigator, scanning the high-rise buildings around hers for entertainment. She quickly discovers a favorite source: a handsome, wealthy playboy in the apartment across the street. But she watches him strut around his bedroom, she starts to wonder if he's putting on a show - with her as his intended audience. Looking out the window late one night, she sees him looking tauntingly right back at her, binoculars in hand. Could it be the assailant she's been so desperate to identify has been right there, watching her, the whole time? The police, exasperated after Bailey's many paranoid false alarms, believe she's crying wolf, and Claire tries to convince her she's wrong. Doubting her own sanity, Bailey has only Jade left to turn to, and together the two hatch a dangerous plot to discover just what exactly is going on in the apartment across the way"--
"Perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner, Mary Higgins Clark, and Jenny Milchman, Someone Is Watching is a pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat novel of suspense that features the extraordinary storytelling gifts of bestselling author Joy Fielding on full display"--
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780385677400
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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pharra19
Jun 27, 2017

Reading the first two thirds of this book was like slogging through snow up to your knees: tiring and tedious. Okay, we get it! The heroine was raped and totally traumatized.
Somehow, however, it just didn't ring true. This was a capable, trained investigator, and she totally fell apart after the event?
Thankfully, the book somewhat redeemed itself towards the end...when something actually happened!

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Zoelexi777
Nov 16, 2015

This was another good book by Joy Fielding. The ending was unexpected.

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nannerl
Sep 02, 2015

At 369 pages, this book was 300 pages too long. Lots of repetition, unlikeable characters, and unbelievable scenarios. Rather than torture myself unnecessarily, after reading a third of the book I checked the end to find out 'whodunit', and that was the end of my relationship with this book. Very disappointing.

garnet51 Jul 24, 2015

Tedious. Too long. Profanity from young girl. Skipped to ending to avoid more duplication of main character's
"thoughts". Surprise ending.

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lpreston214
Jul 15, 2015

Good, and I think, realistic book about the consequences of rape. Bailey Carpenter, raped while on the job as an investigator, struggles with sleeping, feeling clean and being around men. Slowly, however she begins to recover as she tries to take more control of her life and of the investigation. I also like the reactions of those around her, heartfelt sympathy, the patience of the police, the help of her therapist. No tells her to "snap out of it". But who could it be? A former boyfriend, a stranger, someone she has investigated, the man in the apt across the street, and what's the connection with a pending lawsuit involving an inheritance? As Bailey gets back to living her life, she finds out who her real supporters are.

karcoldelharvic5 Jun 15, 2015

Loved this book. Well written, fast paced.

Pat2686 Jun 01, 2015

I was disappointed with this
book. I read some of her previous books which I thought were quite good.
I didn't like the main character
and I thought the rear view
window drama was boring.

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Granof5
Apr 14, 2015

Excellent as always. Couldn't put it down.

debwalker Apr 10, 2015

Messed-up family, creepy stalker...and then a powerfully written story about the impact of a horrible crime....saying no more, but every woman needs to read this for that alone. Fielding is on her game.

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