Happy Saturday y’all! Today I am bringing you my very first Net Galley review, for this fabulously disturbing book 📚 🖤
4.25 seriously disturbing stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25
For fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.
Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to never being noticed again. The follow-up novel to her successful debut tanked. Her husband left her for a woman ten years younger. She’s always been bright, beautiful, independent and a little wild, but now her glow is starting to vanish. She’s heading into an age where her eyes are less blue, her charm worn out, and soon no one will ever truly look at her, want to know her, again.
Sam Grist is Kate’s most promising student. An unflinching writer with razor-sharp clarity who gravitates towards dark themes and twisted plots, his raw talent is something Kate wants to nurture into literary success. But he’s not there solely to be the best writer. He’s been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years.
As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate’s life, they enter a deadly web of dangerous lies and forbidden desire. But how far will his fixation go? And how far will she allow it?
Not sure what it says about me that I enjoyed spending time in the mind of crazy… there is just something I find enjoyable (for lack of a better word) when people like Sam justify their crazy actions in their own mind….
Sam is definitely completely out of his mind…. he has spent the past five years planning his perfect life with Kate, the problem is Kate and Sam have never even met… Kate is a lesser known author, but after Sam saw her picture on the back of a book cover, he just knew they were meant to be!
Sam takes stalking to the next level… however, Kate (who I am assuming is an intelligent woman because she is an English professor) doesn’t seem to clue into this when it seems fairly obvious…. and then even when she does clue in she seems more flattered than anything else, I think this just encouraged Sam even more….
Ironically I really actually like Sam more than Kate in this book, he did have a certain charm to him (Please keep in mind I have extremely bad taste in men)…. Kate was really hard for me to read and very hard for me to relate to, I almost would have preferred a book from only Sam’s perspective…. perhaps then I would have more empathy for Kate….. The very ending to this book was ironic and perfect!
This book definitely is not for everybody, but if you enjoy twisted, disturbed, and interesting characters, I’d recommend this to you!
*** I’d like to thank Net Galley and St Martins Press for a copy of this book ***