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They're Watching Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 6, 2010
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It seems as though each and every novel he has ever written has been not only suspensful, but so engaging that I could never figure out the "ending" before he chose to tell it to me.
In They're Watching, we, once again, find Hurtwitz is supreme shape - although I have to admit that I had my doubts in the very first chapters as I thought they were, to be honest, boring and drawn out.
However, having said that, I am incredibly happy that I persisted because the rest of the book is an absolute powerhouse of twists and turns that had me baffled and more than a little curious.
Patrick Davis, the main character is actually an interesting "main" because he is not all that likeable, which is also something that I like about Hurwitz - he is not afraid to write characters with flaws. When we first meet Davis, it is obvious that he quite miserable and that his marriage is in deep trouble. However, he hasn't seen nothing yet!!!
Hurwitz truly delivers in this one - like I said, everytime I turned the page, I had no idea what to expect next - and, in the end, the author somehow managed to make me say "how did he do that?" once again.
Loved, loved this book.
Then the phone calls begin. And the e-mails. And then the demands. Whoever is watching Patrick knows everything about him--what he does, where he goes, whom he talks to. He can't go to the police, and he has no choice but to do what is asked. But when the true intentions of his stalkers finally come to light, Patrick will have to decide whether to give up or fight back. In the process, he will learn what his true priorities are and how to value what really matters most.
They're Watching is a tightly constructed thriller. Author Gregg Hurwitz spins out the suspense in the first-person narrative little by little until the tension is so high there's nothing to be done but stay up all night and finish the book. The plot manages to avoid being formulaic while still giving readers the twists and turns they expect. The author is to be commended for telling a great story full of intrigue, betrayal, and high stakes without resorting to the graphic sensuality and violence adopted by many of his peers. Utterly entertaining, They're Watching is an ideal escape for mystery/thriller aficionados. With sympathetic characters, great pacing, and superb writing, this book should easily secure Hurwitz's place among today's premier writers in this genre.
The biggest flaw throughout the book was its TOTAL unbelievability. The first half = a struggling novelist/screenwriter Patrick Davis whose book is in movie production has a physical altercation with the lead actor, causing Patrick to be fired from the set w/ a lawsuit pending. Thereafter, and things not going well between him and his wife, he starts receiving electronic secret messages that ORDER him to do certain preposterous things for which he feels a sense of responsibility but that make NO sense other than he will do their bidding. (One example: he is ordered to pick-up a duffel bag containing $27,000+ and take it to this house (fake), to this woman (fake/actor), for her to use for her sick granddaughter's (there is none) operation; w/out this money, she will die.) "They" have completely rigged his home with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment and have tracking devices in his shoes and on his car so that they know his every move = all designed to control and keep him on edge and in-line but.... WHY would he ever play their game in the first place ? They obviously aren't going to harm him because IF they wanted him dead, he would be by now, so doing all these strange things he feels he must do stretches one's credulity, big-time.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very enjoyable with enough turns to keep the interest up. Once the events stop being benign the pace really picks up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Emerson (email@example.com)
I nearly gave up on this book, as it took me a while to invest in the main character and his plight. I'm so glad I persisted! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrea F. Ozment
This is a solid, well-plotted suspense thriller. It has an Alfred Hitchcock feel--an average guy caught up in a complex plot involving domestic surveillance, kidnapping and murder. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim Lester
I expected a much more savvy cast of characters - but they were not there. The Lead character was a writer, and professor - but made decisions which would not have been made by an... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rosie Lee
What do you do when you get fired from the set of the screenplay you have written, "They're Watching"? Now you discover that someone is watching you. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary Lou
Probably closer to a 3.5 for me, but giving the author the benefit of a half star because he is a really good writer. Read morePublished 8 months ago by crmacgal
Very intriguing book. Each page turn keeps you wondering! Love Gregg Hurwitz books. The good guy definitely wins. Read itPublished 8 months ago by Cheryl Huber
Didn't draw me in for reasons I'm not sure I even understand. The plot seemed clever enough though it went on for ever... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lynda