The Watcher

The Watcher

Book - 2008
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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 '

Publisher: London : Headline, 2008.
ISBN: 9780755335299
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jun 18, 2015

This was a re-read for me. I thought it wasn't nearly as good as the previous 3 books in the series with Stride/Bei/and Dial. It was interesting but the book's rhythm seemed to stall at times and it was hard for it to get going again

SUNRISE12 Jan 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I have just discovered this author upon reading Stalked. I found this book moved more quickly than the previous one. The plot takes quite a few turns and I had no idea who the guilty party was so that is always a bonus!

Nov 30, 2012

This Minnesota author is excellent. I can relate to the areas in Duluth because I am from there.

Mar 16, 2012

This book is also called The Watcher (depending on whether or not it's the US or UK edition).

Nov 04, 2011

A peeping Tom is the subject that the story keeps coming back to. Stride is asked to look into an unsolved murder from his youth of his future wife's sister. He and she were tangentially involved at the time.

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