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They're Watching

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  2,738 Ratings  ·  318 Reviews

Patrick Davis is a man with troubles. First his Hollywood dreams crumble and then his storybook marriage hits a snag. Now, DVDs start being delivered to his house—DVDs which show that someone is watching him and his wife, that the two of them are being stalked and recorded by cameras hidden in their house. Then the e-mails start, and someone offers to fix everything, to ta

Paperback, 528 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published August 1st 2009)
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Aug 03, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hurwitz is quickly becoming a go-to author for me in the thriller genre. This is the second book I've read from him and I was very happy with it. The main character is Patrick Davis, a screenwriter who becomes a failure almost as quickly as he makes it big. He starts receiving DVDs of recordings of himself in his day to day life and has no idea why or who's doing it. Until he gets a phone call with a voice distorted saying, "So......are you ready to get started?". I was hooked for the entire rid ...more
Matthew Worland
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trying not to sound like a book jacket blurb, but I stayed up until almost 3 in the morning just to finish it. A gripping, suspenseful story with twists and turns that will leave you spinning. I'll admit to a bit of homefield advantage, if you live in the L.A. area the author does a great job of evoking well know landmarks all the way down to the back side of the Valley. It's refreshing to have a protaganist who isn't ex-special forces or law enforcement trying to deal with a situation out of th ...more
Jun 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eh, I am not sure about this book. It is clear other readers really enjoyed it, but I honestly lost my interest about a third of the way through. I was hooked at the beginning of the book, but near the end my patience was waning and I just wanted it to end. I can’t suspend my disbelief long enough to justify or understand the main character’s actions. He had nothing to hide, so why go about following directions from a strange source. Basically it began with “Oh no, you caught me at home peeing a ...more
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I first started this book I thought it would be really good. It was different than a lot of mystery/thrillers. For the first several chapters, the main character is trying to figure out who might be messing with him. On top of going through a tough time in his marriage and career it was interesting to see the scenarios he put forth. However, as the book went on, more and more less interesting characters were added and I began to lose interest and get confused with what became a pretty lame ...more
Betsy Hetzel
It has always puzzled me how an author can write one excellent book only to have another of their books be a complete bomb. This has happened often in my reading lately and has happened with the books that I've just read of Gregg Hurwitz. His YOU'RE NEXT was a wonderful read and THEY'RE WATCHING, which I'm reviewing here, was "OMG, when will it ever end?!" OR, how the first half of the book can be readable/somewhat interesting and the second half reads like the instructions for a root canal.
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I see this book reviews well, so I guess I'm in the minority on this one, but I gotta say..

This book is an implausibility sandwich with a side of cliche.

I completely checked out when (view spoiler)
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a twisty edge of your seat book, there were times I wasn’t sure what was going on but neither did the protagonists so it was perfect because I felt the same WTH moments as the Patrick did. I really enjoyed the way this was written, the suspense was palpable.

How would you react if you found out someone was watching and listening to everything you do? Then they tell you to go somewhere and what you find is a dead body with the cops on your heels? Is it the CIA? Is it Terrorists? Just
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars
I must say, if that prologue doesn't pull you in, are you even a thrill seeker?
If you are you will definitely enjoy this book.
I was a little turned off during the first chapter as it left me a little confused in minor aspects that you'll learn are major details in many in what's going on with the main character.
I'm so glad I stuck it out because this is my first Gregg Hurwitz and he gave me a good story.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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AKA Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 19 novels, including HELLBENT (2018). His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher)
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“I think of heroes as ordinary people who decide to give a damn about what they do, not what they might get.” 3 likes
“Not the smoking. The ritual. Tapping down the pack, my silver lighter, a smoke in the morning, in the car, with a cup of coffee. There was something so soothing about it. Knowing you could count on it. It was always there.” She ground out the cigarette” 3 likes
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