The WatcherBook - 2008
Evil has eyes that see in the dark...
A thirty-year-old murder haunts a small-town detective. Then a shocking twist gives him one last chance to solve the case... The Watcher is the fourth gripping murder mystery in the Jonathan Stride series by Brian Freeman, author of The Nightbird and The Voice Inside.
'His most ambitious - and accomplished - work to date' Publishers Weekly
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride has never forgotten the case that made him decide to join the police force. Back in the 1970s, Laura - sister of Stride's girlfriend - was murdered. The obvious suspect was a vagrant, who slipped through the hands of the police, including Stride's detective hero Roy. Now, though, Stride's looking at the case in a new light.
Tish Verdure, an old friend of Laura's, has come home: and she's certain that the killer was a local boy, now an attorney with connections at the highest level. Stride's soon convinced that there was a deliberate decision to direct the investigation towards a simple solution and away from Tish's suggested perpetrator: but he's also convinced that Tish is hiding a secret about the past.
A secret that could have shattering consequences - including a second murder...
What readers are saying about The Watcher :
' One of the best novels I've ever read . The characters , the plot , the ending , all first class and more than equal to Patterson's highest standard '
'There's always another twist coming , and just when you've sussed who did what, you are suddenly compelled to think again'
'A gripping and absorbing thriller '