Watching You by Arne Dahl 

*Many thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for my review copy*

About the book:

Someone is watching.

At each abandoned crime scene there’s a hidden clue: a tiny metal cog, almost invisible to the naked eye. Someone is sending Detective Sam Berger a message, someone who knows that only he will understand the cryptic trail.

Someone knows.

When another teenaged girl disappears without trace, Sam must convince his superiors that they’re dealing with a serial killer. As the police continue the hunt to find the latest victim, Sam is forced to unearth long-buried personal demons. He has no choice if he is to understand the killer’s darkly personal message before time runs out.

Somebody is killing just for him.

Watching You by Arne Dahl

My Thoughts:

I’m a huge lover of Scandinavian crime so I was thrilled to be approved to read Watching You. I had no expectation as I’ve not read anything by him before, so I was hoping for greatness!

Watching You started out really well, as you would expect with a solid and gruesome premise. There were plenty of twists and turns along the way, some that were more shocking than others. There is a great sense of momentum at the beginning of the book and I was intrigued right from the beginning. 

I really liked Sam. Typically, he is a flawed and tormented lead detective. I’m drawn to characters like him so I definitely enjoyed his journey during the course of Watching You. I also loved the camaraderie he shared with one of the other characters in the book. 

 I found that towards the end I was less interested though, It seemed to become detail-heavy and lost its way a little for me personally. In saying that though, it’s an enjoyable read. Nothing new in the Scandinavian crime genre, but still a good read.
Recommended if you’re a new convert to Scandinavian crime thrillers!

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