By Bella Jewel
Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
**On Sale May 30, 2017**
Mass Market Paperback | $7.99 ISBN: 9781250108388
Ebook ISBN: 9781250108395
Bella Jewel’s self-published novels hooked a whole audience of readers in and landed her on the USA Today bestseller list. Jewel debuted in print with 72 HOURS in April, hooking readers with her tense romantic suspense. Now she continues the series with THE WATCHER (St. Martin’s Press; May 30, 2017), another thrilling novel. When her sister goes missing, a woman must confront her horrific past with the help of the sexiest man she’s ever met.
After killing the serial killer who kidnapped her, Marlie Jacobson became famous overnight. She never wanted the fame and left to live in the shadows. But when her sister disappears, Marlie returns home and enlists the dangerously handsome, world-famous tracker Kenai Michelson to help find her missing sister.
Kenai agrees to work with Marlie, and as they grow closer, they can’t deny the powerful desire simmering between them. As their relationship heats up, the investigation takes a terrifying twist: is the serial killer who kidnapped Marlie back from the dead? And what lengths will Kenai go to protect the woman he loves?
A nail biter from start to finish, Jewel’s new venture into romantic suspense is enthralling and will have you cheering on Marlie and Kenai as they track down a terrifying serial killer. THE WATCHER is a tightly spun plot with serious heat between the pages. This is only the start to Jewel’s new series as she will follow with her next romantic suspense book Blind Date this August.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Chief Stars ~
WOW!!!! We have another hit on our hands with this book!! Juts like with 72 Hours, The Watcher is an exciting, thrilling, romantic suspense story. This book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.
I was captivated with this story right from the start of the prologue. The storyline completely sucked me in. Of course, because this is a suspenseful thriller, I won’t be able to discuss the plot of the story at all. You will want this story to unravel itself as your read the book. I will say I had a feeling where this story was going and I was partially right, but I NEVER could’ve thought up the twists and turns that Bella added to this story. I truly believe this book deserves more than 5 stars but that’s all I can give. This is definitely a MUST READ!!!
Bella Jewel’s romantic suspense stories are exactly what I look for in this type of story. They have interesting storylines, relatable characters and even a great romance story built in. I warn you though, if graphic violence isn’t your thing, then you might want to pass on these books. She doesn’t get overly graphic, but it is enough to make you squirm while reading the book. I know my stomach dropped a couple times reading what was happening to Kaitlyn and Marlie. It was kind of tough to read. Because the truth of the matter is I know that there are situations like this happening in real life and that scares me!!!
The Watcher is a standalone novel told primarily from Marlie’s POV but we do get a little bit of Kenai’s POV in there too. This book is a fairly quick read, but not because of it’s length but because it will suck you in and you won’t want to put this story down. As with 72 Hours, I really have nothing to complain about with The Watcher….it was everything I expected and more!!!! Very well written!!!! She gave us the perfect mix of suspense, mystery, angst, love and romance. You will totally walk away from reading this book feeling fulfilled. Hands down this is one of the BEST book of 2017 I have read so far.
The Watcher is such a strong story about strength and survival. Another great aspect is she gave us an enemies to lovers story. To say that Marlie and Kenai don’t exactly get along in the beginning is an understatement. I will say I loved their banter though….it had me chuckling on many occasions. I also loved Marlie’s strength….not only with Kenai, but with everything she did in life. Yes she is a broken heroine, but she was also so very brave!!! This is one heroine you will want to meet.
I honestly could go on and on about this book, but I don’t want to slip and spoil any of this book. Just READ THIS BOOK!!! You won’t be sorry. If you are a fan of Bella Jewel’s books and love a great thriller mixed with the perfect love story, then don’t miss out on this book!!!
USA Today bestselling author Bella Jewel is a fun-loving Australian who lives in sunny Queensland with her two playful daughters. She’s been writing since she was fifteen and has authored a broad range of stories with wild characters ranging from bikers to pirates. When she’s not writing, Bella can be found kicking about on dirt bikers or riding horses. Bella has many more books planned for the future. She is the author of 72 Hours and The Watcher.