I am excited to bring you my review for The Watcher by Jennifer Pashley for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
Release Date: September 8, 2020
About The Book:
From the award-winning author of The Scamp, Jennifer Pashley is back with a searing literary noir about what it means to live on the margins of society and what happens when no one is watching…
Pearl Jenkins is a nobody. She was a woman who lived as a hermit in the woods. One day, she’s nowhere to be found, and all that’s left behind is a pool of blood and a child no one knew existed, raised completely off the grid and in the grip of Pearl’s manic paranoia.
Kateri Fisher is used to being an outsider. Now, she’s the only female detective in the tiny upstate New York town of Spring Falls, where everyone knows everyone, but no one will talk. It’s fitting that she takes the case that no one else wants. But as Kateri struggles to navigate the harsh rules of a new town while trying to learn the truth about the Jenkins family, only one thing becomes clear: neither she nor Pearl are as invisible as she first thought. Someone’s always watching.
Miss W’s Review:
The Watcher by Jennifer Pashley is a fantastic novel that kept me on the edge of my seat.
Detective Kateri Fisher has been reassigned to a small town in upstate NY after she was involved in an unfavorable incident. This small town of Spring Falls is one of those places where everyone knows everyone and Kateri is the only female detective.
There is a mysterious crime that needs to be solved. There are secrets hiding in every corner.
The story is told in multiple points of view and time periods which works in this story.
The characters are well fleshed out with secrets of their own, even Kateri.
I hope there is more to come of Detective Kateri.
About The Author:
Jennifer Pashley is the award-winning author of two short story collections, States, and The Conjurer, and a novel, The Scamp. Her stories have appeared widely in journals like Mississippi Review, PANK, and SmokeLong Quarterly, and she has been awarded the Red Hen Prize for Fiction, the Mississippi Review Prize for fiction, and the Carve Magazine Esoteric Award for LGBT Fiction.
Until the next chapter,