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The watcher

by Armstrong, Ross,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Summary
She's watching you, but who's watching her?

Lily Gullick lives with her husband, Aiden, in a brand-new apartment opposite a building that has been marked for demolition. A keen bird-watcher, she can't help spying on her neighbors.

Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars, and soon her elderly neighbor Jean is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat.

But can Lily really trust everything she sees?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Early references to Alfred Hitchcock suggest to the reader that what Lily Gullick thinks she sees from her apartment window may not be the whole picture. Her husband teases her for using the same skills and notation when observing her London neighbors as she did when birding with her father. There's lots to watch lately as an older building on their block is set to be demolished to make way for fancier digs like their own. Among the squatters in the old building is an old woman who is murdered. Did Lily see something that could identify the killer? As her belief that she can track down the culprit escalates, so does the reader's sense that Lily may not be an entirely reliable narrator. This first novel will appeal to fans of Girl on the Train. Armstrong is a British actor whose screen credits include Mr. Selfridge and Ripper Street.--Keefe, Karen Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bird and people watcher Lily Gullick, the narrator of Armstrong's uneven debut, uses binoculars to observe her neighbors in nearby flats in London. She names them, invents stories about them, and talks to her husband, Aiden, about them. Lily lives in a new apartment building, while older buildings across the street are slated to be demolished and their residents "rehoused" elsewhere. Lily tries to befriend Jean, a resident resisting demolition, and when Jean is murdered, she becomes obsessed with finding the killer. Only gradually does the reader get a clear picture of Lily as she reveals more about herself and her troubles with other people, including the police. Alfred Hitchcock fans will appreciate the many nods to the famed director, from the obvious Rear Window scenario to Aiden's planned book on Hitchcock, but this novel, with no memorable characters other than Lily, fails to generate much suspense. Agent: Juliet Mushens, Caskie Mushens Agency (U.K.). (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Neighbors -- Fiction.
Apartment dwellers -- Fiction.
Witnesses -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher Don Mills, Ontario :2017
Language English
Description 328 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780778330721
0778330729
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