Historical fiction · War

*12 Days of Clink Street* The Watcher – Monika Jephcott Thomas ★★★★★

Blurb; It’s 1949 when Netta’s father Max is released from a Siberian POW camp and returns to his home in occupied Germany. But he is not the man the little girl is expecting – the brave, handsome doctor her mother Erika told her stories of. Erika too struggles to reconcile this withdrawn, volatile figure with the husband she knew and loved before, and, as she strives to break through the wall Max has built around himself, Netta is both frightened and jealous of this interloper in the previously cosy household she shared with her mother and doting grandparents. Now, if family life isn’t tough enough, it is about to get even tougher, when a murder sparks a police investigation, which begins to unearth dark secrets they all hoped had been forgotten.

My Review; This book is so touching and heart-breaking in parts. It’s the aftermath of coming back from war, it doesn’t just affect that one person it affects the whole family.

My heart went out for little Netta and what she had seen, been through and witnessed. Poor girl, I loved her character. Max is struggling coming back from the war… His wife Erika has her own battles to fight while being there for Max and Netta.

I loved this story, I felt a whole range of emotions throughout reading this story. It is beautifully written. A must read. Powerful. Highlights how different and hard it can be for a soldier and their family after coming home. A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend. A must read. A must buy. A book that makes you open your eyes. A story that will stick with you forever.

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crime · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Watcher – Netta Newbound. ✶✶✶✶✶

Blurb:
Life couldn’t get much better for Hannah. She accepts her dream job in Manchester, and easily makes friends with her new neighbours. When she becomes romantically involved with her boss, she can’t believe her luck. But things are about to take a grisly turn.

As her colleagues and neighbours are killed off one by one, Hannah’s idyllic life starts to fall apart. But when her mother becomes the next victim, the connection to Hannah is all too real.
Who is watching her every move?
Will the police discover the real killer in time?
Hannah is about to learn that appearances can be deceptive.

My Review:
OMG! What a dark, edge of your seat thriller. I held my breathe throughout multiple parts of this book, I had forgotten to breathe. This is the first book I have read by Netta and it will not be my last either. WOW. The Watcher is brilliant with a very clever individual character! Hmm.. SHOCKING!!! I would highly recommend this story to you all, especially to those readers who love a dark thriller. I devoured this book in just over day. It is easy to read, written well and contains short chapters. Parts of this were extremely dark which may not be to everyone’s tastes but it worked well with this story and it just grabs you and your whole attention into it. Hard to put down.

I WANT MORE! You cannot just leave it like that!!! Another well deserved five stars from me. I need to calm down after that! I personally fell in love with Max too, he sounds the perfect man. Want to know more? Buy this book and dive in, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy.

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