The Watcher by Jo Robertson
Riveting storyline and chilling suspense.
Forensic psychiatrist Kate Myers believes the killer of two teenage girls in Bigler County, California, is the same man who savagely murdered her twin sister over fifteen years ago. Working on sheer tenacity, she sets out to prove it. Deputy Sheriff Ben Slater hides his personal pain behind the job, but Kate’s arrival knocks his world on its axis. He wants to believe her wild theory, but the idea of a serial killer with this pathology is bizarre. Together, they work to find a killer whose roots began in a small town in Bigler County, but whose violence spread across the nation.
Review by Loucinda McGary:
I thoroughly enjoyed Jo Robertson’s romantic thriller THE WATCHER with its riveting storyline and chilling suspense. Ms. Robertson has created some truly memorable characters in the creepy murderer who stalks young girls and the forensic psychiatrist and small town deputy sheriff who are determined to stop him.
There’s plenty of romance between the psychiatrist and sheriff, as well as some authentic-sounding police procedures, so this novel should appeal to a wide audience.
Review by jcmulligan:
The title with “Romantic Thriller” caught my interest. I’m a big fan of romance and thrillers generally are not something I would read. However, both the romance and thriller aspects worked for me. As a matter of fact the thriller aspect of the story is what kept my interest most.
Kate a Forensic Psychiatrist who is working on a case to find her twin sister’s murder and she is convinced it’s a serial killer. Ben Slater is a cop that is charge of the latest victim. Both Kate and Ben have secrets of there own but work together to find the killer. Their romance develops slowly even though they are attracted to each other.
The killer’s identity is not known for most of the book and his character is written creepy good as you can imagine what a serial killer would be like. The author does a good job at bringing us into the mind of the killer who was to say the least unstable. Overall, a good read and I would recommend.