I have been waiting all year for a book like this. I am so happy that I got a chance to read this before it’s release because it was so damn amazing. If you enjoyed You by Caroline Kepnes, then you are going to devour Watch Me by Jody Gehrman. I’m pretty sure I said that You was one of my favorite books, but I think this story just blew that one out of the water.
Kate Youngblood is a Creative Writing professor at a local college, she’s sort of just there, in a way. She likes her job but feels that most of her students are just drifting along, not really caring about the work that they do. Then Sam comes to class, he’s charming, smart, and an extremely talented writer. Probably one of the best writers that have strolled through the classroom doors in a very long time.
What Kate doesn’t know, is that Sam’s been watching her, he knows exactly what she wants, needs, and desires. He knows where she lives, and he is going to do whatever he can to make her his, even if that means killing anyone who comes near her. It’s out today, so go pick it up!
As their relationship becomes more friendly, and less student/professor, Kate’s guard comes down, and she welcomes Sam into her life. He’s extremely talented, and pretty handsome after all. He seems to always know what to say, and where to be. The two run into each other constantly, so there must be some sort of sign she keeps missing. When Kate’s new boyfriend ends up murdered, she’s the usual suspect, but she can’t figure out how this could have happened, who would have hated him so much that they wanted him dead?
Then Sam gets clumsy, his web of deception starts to unravel, and he may be losing his momentum. He hopes Kate doesn’t find out that he’s the one behind every misplaced item, every random occurrence that pulls he and Kate together. When the glass finally cracks, and Sam’s mask comes off, the situation heightens so quickly that your head will be spinning.
It’s not often that a book makes my mouth hang open in shock, but this one did it for me. I especially loved that there is a dual narrative in this book, so you get to watch Sam as he obsesses over Kate, and you get to see how Kate reacts to a seemingly innocent student. I just want to hug this author, she did an exceptional job. I give this 5 out of 5 stars, plus many more. Thank you so much Netgalley for providing this book for me to devour.