It’s my stop today on the blog tour for Someone’s Watching Me by Zoe Rosi. Many thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me an opportunity to participate in this blog tour.
Title: Someone’s Watching Me
Author: Zoe Rosi
Published on: 15 September 2022
Genre: Mystery and Thrillers | Psychological Thriller
Becky’s life is almost perfect. She has a good job and lives in a beautiful home with her lovely boyfriend Alex. She also hopes to have a little family of her own in the near future. But things begin to fall apart when someone moves in next door.
She finds her new neighbor staring at her – on the day he moves in. Then, Becky witnesses a tiff between the neighbor and his partner. She sees him drag the woman to his battered van and drive away. Someone starts trolling her social media, messes up with her open house events and her car tyres are slashed.
Becky is sure someone’s watching her. And she suspects it is her new neighbor Max. When she tells Alex about her suspicions, he says it’s all in her mind. Max is Alex’s client and is nothing but a good and fun-loving guy. Alex is concerned that his girlfriend is losing her grip on reality. But… is she?
Someone’s Watching Me by Zoe Rosi is a gripping, mind-numbing and bone-chilling psychological thriller.
Becky’s life turns upside down when Max moves in next door. She does not understand why he stood staring at her – she did wave at him but all she got in return was a stare. But Max seems to be friendly with Becky’s boyfriend Alex.
Soon after Max’s move in, Becky’s troubles begin. She goes for a drink with her work friends and posts a picture on Instagram. Someone’s commented on it, calling her an ugly bitch. She has an appointment with a prospective buyer but when she visits the house, the buyer hasn’t showed up. She hears a rustling sound and when she tries to investigate further, she’s locked out of the house. The next day, the buyer has posted a negative review on Google, highlighting Becky’s “unprofessional” behavior.
If this wasn’t enough, she’s once again insulted and humiliated in front of clients. This time, it’s on Saturday – Becky’s ready to leave for work when she finds her car tyres slashed. She takes a taxi to the venue and arrives late, only to see garbage strewn across the backyard. Clients are not happy with Becky’s unprofessional behavior once again. But Becky had nothing to do with it… Only if her boss could understand that.
Becky finds herself drawn to Max. She believes he’s stalking her and in return, she decides to
stalk keep an eye on him – through her kitchen window. When she discusses her issues with Alex, he tells her that she’s losing her touch with reality. Max is a nice guy and a client. (Alex is a trainer at the gym.) But Becky finds it weird that Max and Alex have the same likes and hobbies – maybe Max is stalking Alex and not Becky? But why?
As troubles began, it was quite clear to see that someone had it real bad for Becky. Stalking is terrible but to interfere in the victim’s everyday life, play double games and ruin their life, that’s downright creepy and horrible. I felt bad for Becky – the poor thing had things working out for her until someone started watching her every move. Her job is almost on the line, her relationship with Alex is in choppy waters – no thanks to Max, and someone is stalking her.
It was Max, all right. At least, he was two-faced – sweet to others and rude to Becky. Then comes a shocking twist – a young woman goes missing and Becky is certain she saw the missing woman with Max. Becky cannot ignore the fact that soon after his move in, Max had a fight with his partner and she’s disappeared. But Max has told Alex that he’s single. Is it possible that Max is a serial killer who prowls on young woman? Does this mean Alex is next?
I absolutely loved the storytelling. I was hooked on to the story and could not put it down until the end. The characters are well-portrayed. I liked Max’s role more than Becky – his identity was well-hidden until the end. We have an unexpected twist at the end. I never saw it coming.
If you are looking for an intense and completely engrossing psychological thriller, I highly recommend you to give Someone’s Watching Me by Zoe Rosi a try.