We Recommend… Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding

Someone is WatchingSomeone is watching
Joy Fielding
Random House, 2015

Someone Is Watching, the new thriller by Joy Fielding, does not disappoint.  Bailey Carpenter is a beautiful, wealthy, and smart private investigator.  When she is raped during a stakeout, her world falls apart.  She is afraid to leave her apartment and every man she sees seems to be the same average height and weight with brown hair as her rapist, and she keeps sending the police to different men she thinks might be the one.  When her half-sister, with whom she has had no contact all of her life, shows up to help, Bailey accepts her help, and they develop a close bond.  When her sister notices a man parading around nude with no curtains in an apartment easily watched from Bailey’s, they joke about him.  But Bailey is receiving phone calls with no one there in the middle of the night, and when she looks out she sees this man bringing young women home and having sex, and then she sees him beating and then shooting his girlfriend, but the police can find no sign of it, and the girlfriend is alive and well.  It seems Bailey is having hallucinations due to PTSD, and after numerous times of being called out, the police no longer believe her.  The story takes twists and turns, and finally there is resolution for Bailey that proves she isn’t crazy or hallucinating, but this is only one problem solved—for Bailey still doesn’t know who her rapist is, until, finally, she does …

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