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Every Move She Makes

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,913 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
Ella Porter is the pampered daughter of one of Spring Creek's prestigious Southern families, but that can't stop her receiving disturbing letters. She wants to believe that Reed is innocent, but his attempts to prove it put both their lives in jeopardy.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Zebra (first published September 1st 2001)
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Paul
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Lily
Aug 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Megan Readinginthesunshine
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
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Kim
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Izy
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Paris        (kerbytejas)
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
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Michelle
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Before I started reading 'Every Move She Makes' I read 'Close Enough to Kill' which was a complete disappointment for me. I vowed I'd give Beverly Barton's books one last chance to win me over, and if it fell short I'd cut my losses and move on.
A few days ago I was looking for a book in my collection, and came across 'Every Move She Makes'. My first thought was to put it back and find the book I was originally looking for, and then I thought, "Well, no time like the present" and started reading
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Natalie TBGWP
Oct 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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Julie


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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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Holly (epiloguebookblog)
Wow...talk 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
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Sue1958
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
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Mandy
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 th ...more
Debra
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Yona
Nov 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I don't want to say anything bad about the book, but what I read I didn't like at all.
Ella is a 30 year old woman and she is blind to all around her especially her parents.
I didn't like the way the book was written, I just couldn't read any more.
I read the end of the book and still not impressed at all, but it made me glad i haven't finished it.
Clare
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jenn
May 20, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a good book, not her best. I found the main female character extremely naïve considering her being a judge. This is a 30 year old woman with no life experience. Other than that, it has good suspense.
Samie Kauchis
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed it a lot more then I thought I would, what with everyone cheating on everyone else, and everything being so convoluted... But I was pleasantly surprised. Things worked out well, and I was even rewarded by having correctly pegged the real killer. :)
Elusive
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
In 'Every Move She Makes', Ella leads a wonderful life - she's successful career-wise, she's the apple of her father's eye and she has all the money anyone could ever want. However, the release of Reed Conway who was locked up for murdering his stepfather Junior turns her life into a nightmare. Someone is sending her threatening notes and calling her up. Her father Webb had been the one to put Reed behind bars. So is Reed taking revenge or is he being framed?

Although the synopsis hinted at a mys
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Amanda
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I did not see the book ending the way it did! For an avid reader it is difficult to find a book that doesn't feel like the same story as other books that have been read. It feels like reading the same book over and over again by different authors. This book definitely stands out from the crowd. It is the first book I have read by this author and I'm excited to dive into to another that she has written!!!
Tara Brady
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than loads of Beverly Barton ones I read. although most of the females appeared to be irritatingly simpering waifs (as seems to be the norm here) at the beginning, a few of them gained personality and gumph.

The story seemed to lose its way a few times, but always veered back onto path.

Overall, a nice easy evening's read
Claudia Blanton
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting a lot more from a thriller that was supposed to be very suspenseful. Instead of being full of action, I was bored, could not connect with the characters, and gave up after reading about a third of the book.
Cherry
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Ann
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story, very gripping. Did not see that coming.
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 b ...more
ItsAboutTheBook
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Keira.
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Deborah
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
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Anna
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ren
Bisa dibilang ini adalah buku Beverly Barton pertama yang Qbaca, berdasarkan rekomendasi dari teman2 di FB :)

Reed Conway dibebaskan dari hukuman 15 tahun penjara dengan tuduhan membunuh ayah tirinya Junior Blaylock. Namun Reed bersikeras bahwa dia tidak membunuh ayah tirinya itu dan mulai menyusun rencana penyelidikan, dimulai dengan menyeidiki keluarga hakim yang dulu menjebloskannya ke penjara, Keluarga Webb Porter.

Ella Porter, adalah anak kesayangan Webb Porter. Ella tahu dirinya hanya anak a
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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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