*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.
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.
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!