Thursday, March 26, 2015
Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding
2.5 out of 5 stars - A private investigator is raped and her world is turned upside down as she tries to figure out who did this to her and why.
Meanwhile, the reader is treated to an unending stream of consciousness internal dialog. Bailey Carpenter completely falls apart, becomes a prisoner in her condo and sees every man as her rapist and a threat. She's a total mess and it got old quickly. Bailey stalks a man in another apartment with her binoculars, deals with her brother, Heath (a total loser), her half-sister (who comes to her rescue bearing food and a precocious niece), and her married lover. The resolution is a long time coming and by the time the conclusion is reached through a completely predictable climax, the reader is sick and tired of the character of Bailey and disappointed in the whodunit and the whole mess.
I've read other Joy Fielding books and enjoyed them, so I was quite let down by what started out as a compelling and interesting story. The main character of Bailey totally annoyed me and I disliked her. The pat ending will probably satisfy some suspense thriller fans but I really didn't like the direction the story line took. I hope this is not the beginning of some kind of series based on this character.
I'll probably still try another of this author's books, but won't really be recommending this one.
Thanks to NetGalley and LibraryThing for a copy of this book to review.