Genres: Psychological Thriller, Suspenseful
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A woman’s suspicions about her ex-boyfriend become a dangerous obsession in a twisting novel of psychological suspense by Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.
Eight years ago, Grace McMullen broke Sutton Whitlock’s heart when she walked away. But it was only to save him from the baggage of her own troubled past. Now all she wants is to make sure he’s okay.
Only everything she learns about him online says otherwise. According to his social media accounts, he placed roots in her hometown, married a look-alike, and even named his daughter Grace. He clearly hasn’t moved on. In fact, it’s creepy. So Grace does what any concerned ex-girlfriend would do: she moves home…and watches him.
But when Grace crosses paths with Sutton’s wife, Campbell, an unexpected friendship develops. Campbell has no idea whom she’s inviting into her life. As the women grow closer, it becomes clear to Grace that Sutton is not the sentimental man she once knew. He seems controlling, unstable, and threatening. And what a broken man like Sutton is capable of, Grace can only imagine. It’s up to her to save Campbell and her baby now—but while she’s been watching them, who’s been watching her?
The Watcher Girl had me all over the place. Kent seems to be a master at leading you to one conclusion just to slip in another direction with no way to tell. I could see all the situations through all three of the main characters eyes. I’m starting to swear that Kent is the queen of twists. She never seems to fail to blindside me. Which I truly enjoy.
The Watcher Girl is a situation that some of us may find ourselves in to a point. This story will make you wonder if you should ever try to make things right between you and an ex. You also question why Grace felt the need to hunt down Sutton. Why she thought she had that big of an impact on his life. Sometimes you shouldn’t pop back in to meddle in affairs that have nothing to do with you.
While most of the story Grace was made to seem as though she was a just a concerned friend, you have to wonder if she isn’t just wanting to stir an empty pot. Minka Kent makes it easy to empathize with the characters. I have learned though that in a Minka Kent story you should never judge the book by it’s cover.