From the first few pages of this book, I was hooked. I had to learn more, I had to know what was going to happen. The intrigue and mystery definitely got to me. The story of The Watcher by Eli Carros starts in an elevator of all places, where a girl’s life is taken from an unknown man-and after he is done murdering her, he wraps a birthstone necklace around her slit throat. That’s just the beginning of the engrossing tale, where you’ll be trying to decipher the killer the entire time.
Jack Grayson is on a mission to figure out who keeps killing blonde girls around the London area, and depositing a birthstone necklace on their necks as a keepsake of sorts. Each birthstone coincides with the girl’s birth month-so the attacker must know a bit about the girl before she is murdered.
Typically when I read a book like this, I have the killer pegged with in the first couple of chapters, but this was not the case for this book. I was as stumped as Chief Inspector Grayson. I enjoyed unraveling the clues with him, and I definitely did not see the end coming.
This book was almost reminiscent of the Zodiac Killer, to me, which is someone who has never been caught, even all these years later (still freaks me out a bit if I’m being honest). The Watcher is creepy, meticulous, and concealed in such an incredible way. You will not know what hit you when the end comes rushing at you like a linebacker. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was eerie, well thought out, and each of the characters had their own separate and real personality. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, thank you to the author for sending me this book!