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Girl Watching You is the latest stand alone thriller by lovely Joyce Schneide,author of the brilliant Detective Kerri Blasco series. It's a captivating tale of love,obsession,betrayal,deception,revenge and murder that keeps the reader guessing throughout and causes you to gasp out loud in shock when the killer's identity is revealed.

During the day Ava Beck is your average normal (albeit reluctant) florist in a West Village flower shop but once night falls Ava's need for justice causes her inner vigilante to take over and she finds herself climbing fire escapes and helping people who are in distress.

One day,whilst she is working in the florists,Ava notices bruises on the wrists of a troubled looking young woman called Chloe. Ava's sister was a victim of domestic violence and died at the hands of her violent boyfriend and Ava suspects that Chloe is being abused by her handsome,womanizing hedge fund boyfriend Peter Greer. So that night Ava follows them to Chloe's studio apartment,hears them arguing,climbs the fire escape and finds herself plunged into a world of danger,murder and deception.

Ava Beck (love that name) is a complex character who you can't help admiring because of her determination to get justice for her sister and Chloe. But at the same time there were moments when she frustrates the hell out of you. She could be very head strong,stubborn and refused to listen to the advice from the people who cared about her welfare.Although I couldn't blame her with one of them who came across as a bit obsessive and controlling. The other characters were a diverse bunch of personalities,some likeable,some not so likeable and more than one of them was definitely not who they appeared to be.

Girl Watching You is a extremely well written,twist packed thriller that hooks the reader in from the first page and holds the readers attention throughout. The author's words flow with ease,drawing the reader into her realistic character's fictional world. I think that Joyce Schneider deserves more recognition than she gets for her brilliant books and look forward to whatever she has planned for her next thriller (hopefully a new Kerri Blasco investigation)

Many many thanks to Joyce Schneider for a arc of this book in exchange for a honest review
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June 7, 2019 – Shelved
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June 13, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read

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J.A. Schneider Oh Nicki, thanks so much for your beautiful review! I love it!! :)

Nicki J.A. wrote: "Oh Nicki, thanks so much for your beautiful review! I love it!! :)"

It was my pleasure,Joyce. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to read a advanced copy of Girl Watching You

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