The Joe O'Loughlin series is one of my favorite suspense/thriller series so I immediately requested this book when I saw it on NetGalley. I love reading about Joe O'Loughlin and the work he does to help the police solve gruesome crimes (most of the time he ends up accidentally getting dragged into the investigations). This book had everything that I love about this series: enough suspense to keep you up all night reading it, mind-blowing twists, an awesome and at times humorous friendship between Joe and Ruiz, some absolutely twisted people, and a whole lot more.
I was so excited to read about Joe and I was glad to see him working again with Ruiz. I love Joe and Ruiz's friendship, they are so funny together yet they are also really good at solving crimes together. My favorite exchange between them from this book had to be:
"The team needs you."
"Pick a team-it needs you."
There wasn't much of Joe's family in this book and I was hoping to have read more about them, specifically Charlie and Emma. I still can't stand Julianne so I was fine with her not showing up in this except for one part. Getting to see Joe with his daughters really opens up a different side to him.
I wasn't really sold on DI Gennia when he first appeared in the book, he seemed way too over-the-top. As I read further in the book he did seem to become more realistic and I started to like him more.
I was sucked into this in the beginning and flew right through it. I felt just horrible for Marnie having to raise her two kids by herself after her husband disappeared. I kept trying to guess what had happened and the book really leads you in one direction and then gives you whiplash with all the twists it throws at you towards the end. I don't want to give too much away but the events leading up to the end are awesome yet horrifying.
I loved Watching You and would highly recommend this book and series to fans of suspense and thriller books. I look forward to reading more of this series. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the galley.