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Janet Stapleton – widowed, confined to a wheelchair, living in a remote Connecticut farmhouse - didn’t believe in out-of-body experiences until she had one and witnessed a brutal murder. The second and third ones were no less horrific. Her investigation into why she was chosen to see these murders, soon has the demonic killer pursuing her.

Janet lives in a tranquil little t
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Published July 29th 2010 by John Brinling
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Literary
Dec 24, 2012 Literary rated it it was amazing
This is the second ebook I've read written by John Brinling and, I must say, I am not disappointed.

This is a murder-mystery/whodunit/paranormal experiences all wrapped up in one. Once I began this book, I was quickly intrigued and did not want to stop.

I will say that the reader pretty much knew who was committing the murders early on into the story, but that did not take away from the story! All it did, for me, was to make one wonder how everything was going to work out so the evil person/people
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Gef
Mar 03, 2011 Gef rated it it was ok
I'm not particularly well-versed in the psychological thriller genre, especially when it pertains to detectives as the protagonists. So, when John Brinling contacted me about reviewing one of his books, I chose The Watcher because it seemed like an interesting premise and I wanted to challenge myself with the genre again.

The book in one sense is very familiar. There's a serial killer on the loose that has to be stopped with a police lieutenant hellbent on his capture. The not-so-familiar part co
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John Brinling
Sep 29, 2010 John Brinling rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
An exceptionally well written occult horror tale. Edge of the seat suspense, clever plotting, complex characterization, familiar but unique locations. Part mystery thriller, part moral tale.

Jim Dawson is hunting again, and this time his target is Janet Stapleton, a woman recently widowed in a car accident that placed her in a wheelchair. This novel is a voyage into the deepest, darkest recesses of the human mind. You will feel Janet's pain, her hopelessness, and her desperation as she struggles
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Debbie
Jul 10, 2011 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Frightful + Suspenseful = A Great Read!!

The horror was starting again....You know when a book starts with that sentence you are in for a spine-tingling thrill ride! "The Watcher" did not disappoint, it was that plus much more! From the first page to the last page, you are treated to alot of pulse pounding chills and thrills with a little romance thrown into the mix. Once I started reading, I didn't want to stop. If you enjoy murder mysteries,serial killers, paranormal, and story-lines where the
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C.
Nov 13, 2013 C. rated it did not like it
This book was overwritten to the point of tedium. Even the action scenes were robbed of impact and just dragged on unnecessarily. The novel reads like a poor copy of Dean Koontz's style, almost like the literary equivalent of a paint by numbers canvas.

Lastly, the Kindle edition was inexcusably rife with errors that should have been corrected by a copy editor.
Judy
Jul 27, 2011 Judy rated it liked it
I liked the story of this download to my Kindle. However, the many typos and wrong use of words was distracting. There was a lot of blood and gore, but when dealing with a maniacal serial killer, I suppose the author felt the need to be specific about what he was portraying. However, I wish he had considered using the same care with his use of words.


Sara
Aug 05, 2011 Sara rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish this one. Very odd, kind of occultish in some areas but then felt like the Goonies in other areas. I felt dirty after reading some of the book and it just didn't sit well with me. I love suspense/murder mysteries but this one was a bit to strange for me.
Jen
Aug 30, 2011 Jen rated it it was ok
A little long. It had alot of typo's to the point of being annoying. I'm glad it was a free book on the Kindle.
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