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I'll Be Watching You

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Ella, sweet Ella, you were meant to be mine. You can’t begin to imagine all the things I want to do to you. When the time is right, I will come for you . . .

A series of hand-delivered letters leaves Ella scared for her life. Someone is watching her. Wanting her. Someone promising revenge.

Desperate for the nightmare to end, Ella will do anything to discover the truth. Even
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 9th 2014 by Avon (first published August 28th 2014)
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Oct 11, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-thrillers
I’ll Be Watching You – Brilliantly Twisted

I’ll Be Watching You by Beverley Barton is the first time I have read any of her crime fiction and after this outing I shall be reading more from her pen. Avon Books puts a handy content guide on the back of their books and on this they said it contained; terror, thrills, drama, law and order. Well it delivers on all levels with a wonderful twist at the end which I can honestly say I did not see that coming. This really is a story of forbidden love tied
Aug 27, 2014 Lily rated it liked it
Ella's very well laid out life is spiraling out of control! Daughter to a Senator and the highest ranking judge of her town, Ella has seen her share of heartbreak through her dysfunctional but loving family. When she starts to receive threats against herself and attacks against her family, some old and buried secrets are revealed that spin her reality off axis. The one person who stands a chance of helping her against all the odds, shocks and dangers ahead is the one person she should stay well ...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

I'll Be Watching You by Beverly Barton is a romantic suspense novel with elements of erotica and mystery. After spending fifteen years in jail for a crime he did not commit, Reed Conway is determined to return to Spring Creek and prove his innocence by outing whoever really slit his step father's throat. When Ella Porter, the daughter of the man who secured Reed's conviction, receives a vulgar and threatening anonymous letter the day after Reed is paroled, Reed is an immediate suspect but after
Megan Readinginthesunshine
Oct 22, 2014 Megan Readinginthesunshine rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Beverly Barton, and I was really keen to start reading and see what her stories were like.

Ella is frightened and scared for her life after she receives a series of hand-delivered letters. Someone is out there – watching, wanting her, and promising revenge. Ella will do anything to discover the truth, even if that means joining forces with a man who comes with his own danger warning…

I really enjoyed this! I haven’t read any crime books recently so it was great for me to g
Jun 18, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2014, net-galley, n
A page turner of a thriller!

Ella is receiving hand delivered letters threatening harm- someone is watching her. She is determined to get to the bottom of them even if she seems to put herself at risk in the pursuit.
Reed has been in prison for 15 years for a crime that he denies. He wants to be able to clear his name and not have to go back behind bars.

Everyone thinks Reed is behind the letters and Ella’s mum wants him put back in prison. The real murderer wants Reed to remain in the frame- he do
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Jan 01, 2015 Paris (kerbytejas) rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014
The book blurb (short) for I'll Be Watching You by Beverly Barton, was more exciting than the actual book was. The list of characters is vast, and for the most part they are all linked together by marriage, extra marital affair or as parents. The book reads like a daytime soap opera, filled with drama, secrets. jealousy, cheating, adultery, murder and made up evidence. What the book lacks is a suspenseful plot, and a quality romance.

I found the bulk of the book slow and bogged down with all of t
Natalie aka: PajamaBookGirl
Dec 07, 2014 Natalie aka: PajamaBookGirl rated it did not like it
After seeing a great cover and reading a strong blurb, I had seen some reviews for it which assured a strong plot, and a dark, creepy, sinister read. I'll Be Watching You became a book I couldn't wait to read.
Imagine by disappointment when that is not what I found myself reading. What I did find myself reading was a book, I agree, had a great plot, but was in fact let down by an overall lack of suspense due to obvious give aways, and was to me boring. It also had a very bizarre dialogue.

I do ha

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Oh, how I love a good romantic thriller!! This is my first Beverly Barton novel but I can guarantee that it won't be my last. I really, REALLY enjoyed this novel. Immediately after I finished it, I had to look this author up so that I could grab a few more books from her. I know that I won't be disappointed.

The entire novel was set up pretty well. I loved how Barton builds her characters. She gives you tiny tid-bits of info at a time and just pi
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Oct 10, 2014 Holly (epiloguebookblog) rated it it was amazing about masterful suspense!

I couldn't put down this thriller from Beverly Barton. As far as I can remember, I hadn't read anything of the author's before this one. Now I won't hesitate to pick up one or more of her previous works.

The undercurrent of social class distinction reminded me somewhat of Dirty Dancing--(view spoiler) Although this didn't take an
This is the very first time I have read a book by this well known author. I have always wanted to read one of her thrillers, she gets really good feedback, however, I think I chose the wrong one to start with :(

I thought, reading the blurb, that this was going to fast paced, exciting and keep my attention throughout. It didn't.

The thing for me is, I have read over 400 books this year and in all the thrillers I have chosen to read, this one doesn't stand out in a crowd at all, its actually simil
Sep 20, 2015 Mandy rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
I was rather shocked by the amount of graphic sex in this book. I have read porn with less sex, and more realistic depictions. Also some of the behaviour of the men skimmed close to abuse, forced sex, and I was uncomfortable reading that. In old movies I watched as a kid, you'd have a woman scratching and clawing at a man until he kissed her, when she would melt into his embrace, and in this book when women say 'no', all they need is a good enforced kissing to bring out behaviour showing that ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Debra rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy-read
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Nov 28, 2014 Clare rated it it was ok
Im afraid to say that this book was awful.
The main female character was so weak and simpering that I hoped someone did bump her off and the main male character was so arrogant and sure of himself I kind of hoped someone would kill him as well.
I normally really enjoy Beverly Bartons book but this one didn't make the cut in my opinion.
Sorcha O'Dowd
There’s nothing better than getting lost in a really good thriller, and that is what ‘I’ll Be Watching You’ is, a really good thriller. Beverly Barton interwove the romance, crime, mystery and suspense of this story to perfection and made me feel like I was reading a real life account, not just a story. It is the sign of a very good author that you forget whilst reading that the story is purely fictional, and with the brilliant development of both the main and secondary characters and the slow ...more
Feb 15, 2015 ItsAboutTheBook rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2shay
Review can be read at It's About The Book

I liked this book. This is a pretty good exploration of the class divide in small town America. The very rich, educated and well connected Porter and Carlisle family on one side of the tracks, with the working class Conway family on the other side. Fifteen years ago, Webb Porter was the DA who prosecuted eighteen year old Reed Conway for murdering Junior Blalock. Reed Conway is the son of Judy Conway Blalock and the housekeeper for Jeff Henry and Cybi
Sep 19, 2014 Keira. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Thanks to Netgalley for providing this title in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first Beverly Barton read, and while I'll Be Watching You wasn't what I expected, it won't be my last.

Beverly Barton told a thrilling tale, that kept me captivated until the end. The character growth and continual twists left me awed. The way each detail - even the ones that seemed insignificant - came together, made me want more from this author.

Reed Conway is fresh out of a fifteen-year prison sentence f
Sep 29, 2014 Izy rated it liked it
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Sep 04, 2014 Deborah rated it liked it
Fifteen years earlier Reed Conway was convicted and imprisoned for the murder of his abusive stepfather – despite his claims of innocence.

He’s now being released on parole and returning to his hometown – not to cause trouble, though he realises it may be likely – rather to find the real culprit.

Judge Ella Porter remembers the athletic, handsome bad boy and has to remind herself ‘who’ he is and avoid any growing attraction. After all, Reed may have an agenda where she’s concerned as it was her o
Sep 23, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it
Well I didn't expect that!!!! That goes for many things in this STEAMY yes... very steamy crime-thriller!

Reed a young man from the wrong side of the tracks has spent 15 years in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit. Upon Reeds release someone is adamant he ends back inside and soon Ella is bombarded with letters, phone calls and more... But Ella, a US senator's daughter and a judge herself believes his innocence and soon finds herself attracted to him and his rugged look. Ella manages to
Aug 28, 2014 Heather rated it it was ok
The language in I’ll Be Watching You is overblown and florid, particularly when it delves into the erotic romance between Reed and Ella:

The sounds coming from his mouth were those of an alpha male, roaring to the pack that he had just made this female his property.

For heaven’s sake, just write a shapeshifter erotica and get it out of your system already. This prose is so purple it’s practically ultraviolet. It’s a shame, too, because it tends to spoil what is otherwise some rather raw chemistry
Angie IsA ReadingMachine
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Wow. I'm so impressed. This book blew me away. I love a good whodunit and I'll Be Watching You is one of the best I've read. It was full of suspense. I was constantly kept on my toes and I didn't figure out the killer until Barton wanted me to know. Brilliant.

Reed Conway was just released from prison. He served fifteen years for the murder of his stepfather, Junior Blalock, a man who abused Reed's
Alima Livzletlivz
Oct 12, 2014 Alima Livzletlivz rated it it was amazing
I rarely read Beverly Barton (not by choice mind you), and the handful that I’ve read have been very impressive. Her latest release, “I’ll Be Watching You”, is another brilliant thriller with a combination of passion, evil and suspense.

Reed Conway returns to Spring Creek, AL on parole, after being imprisoned for the murder of his stepfather. His main goal is to stay out of trouble and try to find the real killer to prove his innocence. Prison life had turned Reed into a strong and fearless guy,
Amy Wanstall
Thanks to Alex at Light Brigade PR for allowing us a copy of I’ll be watching you for review. Advised that was a Gone Girl meets 50 Shades of Grey I was intrigued to see just how this genre mix would work, but work it does.

I’ll be watching you follows Reed just released from prison after being convicted of the murder of his step father, but he is still protesting his innocence and vows to clear his name. But the man who prosecuted him is still convinced he did it, and that Reed will want his rev
Celeste Ní raois
Thanks to Netgalley I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

Ella, sweet Ella, you were meant to be mine. You can’t begin to imagine all the things I want to do to you. When the time is right, I will come for you . . .

Reed Conway is fresh out of a fifteen-year prison sentence for having murdered his abusive stepfather. Upon his release he's vowed to find the true killer and clear his name, but at one time, his main focus was revenge on the man who was responsible for putting hi
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Sep 09, 2014 Gill's Great Book Escapes rated it really liked it
I didn’t expect that! This crime thriller turned out to be a complex STEAMY crime-thriller, oh yeah!

Barton gives us characters that would not look out of place in a major American Soap it reminded me a tiny bit of ‘Dallas’ the TV series, so many wonderful characters in the main family. Reading this book is like watching an episode and being left on a cliff hanger till next week. I was so excited to find out what was happening next.

An intriguing ‘who done it, way back and whose still doing it’. I
Aug 23, 2014 Cassandra rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really loved the way this book wasn't easy to figure out! The culprit wasn't obvious from the beginning, though I did eventually come to suspect the person behind everything. But at the same time, I was suspicious of everyone. That's the mark of a great mystery!

While I enjoyed the suspense, I felt that it was really background to a story about a bunch of people hiding a bunch of secrets. This book seemed more a
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reed Conway spent fifteen years in the Donaldson Correctional Facility for a crime he didn’t commit.

After beating up a man attempting to rape a young woman, Reed had been arrested after the man’s throat had later been slit with Reed’s penknife. Once in prison the teenage jock toughens up, and, feeling wronged, writes threatening letters to the Judge’s adopted daughter Ella, saying what he’d do to her.

By the time Reed is released he’s determined to find out who killed his mother’s ex-boyfriend (t
Oct 07, 2014 Tina rated it it was ok
I was kindly given a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I want to firstly say that this book was not what I was expecting. This was the story of Reed who had served time in prison for murdering his Step Father. A crime he said that he did not commit. On his release he was determined to find the real killer and clear his name. Ella the highest ranking judge in town and daughter of the senator starts receiving threatening hand delivered letters. Someone is watching ...more
This is the first book I've read by Beverly Barton and I would be open to trying some of her other works. After reading the blurb, I had in my mind a different story. Now that I've finished it, I do see a little bit the direction of the the synopsis, but it felt a little misleading at the beginning.

Unfortunately, I didn't really connect with this story, particularly the heroine, Ella. I did like the hero, Reed and he was not quite what I expected. Bold and confident whereas Ella came off more as
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Oct 07, 2014 Books and Spoons rated it liked it
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You just have to picture in your mind, a tiny southern town, in Alabama, where people still believe in the upper and lower class of folks. Then you take the senator's 30 something daughter, who is a judge, still living with her parents, and acting like a little girl. And the housekeeper's son, who claims to be innocent of the murder he sat in prison for 15 years for. And the only job this college educated man could get after pa
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Beverly Marie Inman was born on 23 December 1946 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. Daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D. Inman Jr. A born romantic, she fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age, when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale. Even before she learned to read and write, her vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters ...more
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