Title: When No One Is Watching: A Thriller
Author: Alyssa Cole
Release Date: September 1st 2020
Genre: Urban Life, Psychological Fiction
“From the first page of WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING, I felt like I was right there in the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, filled with sharply etched characters and dialogue that zings. Then bam! I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn’t let go until the final page. This is a terrific read.” – Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author
Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…
Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.
But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.
When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?
Intriguing. Riveting. Chilling.
These are the words I have to describe this book.This is my first Alyssa Cole read and I was not disappointed. The story is riveting, engaging, and thought provoking. The subject matter is important and relevant in today’s world.
I went in with no expectations of trying to figure out anything. I wanted to start and see where the story took me and took me it did! One wild ride. Strange and unexplainable things were happening and nothing was making sense. The more she looked into things the more she put herself in danger.
This book had me on the edge of my seat towards the end. It really had my pulse racing. Many twists I didn’t see coming and appreciated. After I was done I kind of sat there thinking wooooow. Mind blown. It’s safe to say this author has a new fan.
The writing is excellent as well as the characters. Wonderful and engaging read from beginning to end. I will look into other works by Miss Cole. I highly recommend this book! I give this 5 stars.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*