Hey there bookworms!
Today’s post is a book review as part of the blog tour for The Watson Girl by Leslie Wolfe. I hope you enjoy reading my review as much as I enjoyed writing it, and I also hope that this tour stop makes you want to add this one to your TBRs. Here we go!
Title: The Watson Girl
Author: Leslie Wolfe
Series: Tess Winnett Book #2
Genres: Crime & Thriller; Police
Format: Kindle eBook
A GRIPPING SERIAL KILLER THRILLER
An entire family is murdered and, by a quirk, a young girl is left unharmed. For fifteen years, she believed the killer had been caught, and he’s now on death row, awaiting execution. While trying to be content with her adoptive family, she’s living in relentless uncertainty and the fear of remembering what really happened that night when she was five years old. She’s The Watson Girl. A therapist has asked her to participate in regression session treatments to attempt to bring back those lost memories. The closer she gets to the truth, however, the less time she has to remain alive. Now, the real killer is going to silence her, before she can remember the details of that horrifying night, when she was an innocent witness. Laura Watson is young, she’s beautiful, and she’s a serial killer’s loose end. Join the smart, relentless, and short-fused FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett and her team in a heart-stopping search for the serial killer who has managed to stay hidden for many years. Explore the inner workings of the murderer’s mind, and find out what motivates such predatory, blood-lusting behavior, while following every twist and turn of an existence spent taking lives.
Laura Watson’s family was murdered fifteen years ago. That was only the beginning. His beginning. If you’re the apple of his eye, you’re already dead.
Special Agent Tess Winnett will hold nothing back to stop the killer before he takes another innocent life. She never fails, no matter what’s at stake. Even her own life.
Bestselling author Leslie Wolfe is passionate about writing fiction, despite spending a significant number of years climbing the corporate ladder. Leaving the coveted world of boardrooms for the blissful peace of the Florida-based “Wolves’ den,” Leslie answers one true calling: writing.
Leslie’s novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. Fascinated by technology and psychology, Leslie brings extensive background and research in these fields, that empower and add texture to a signature, multi-dimensional, engaging writing style.
Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.
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The Watson Girl grabbed my attention from the very beginning. I loved the sound of it, crime thriller, serial killer story. Although this book is the second book in a series about the FBI Agent, Tess Winnett, I had no issues reading it, as it works as a stand-alone as well as a series. However, I am interested to go back and read the first book, which I believe is called, Dawn Girl and see how Tess developed into the woman I read about in The Watson Girl.
This book follows three main characters – Tess, Laura Watson, and the murderer. Each chapter is a different person, however, the chapters that are from the killer’s point of view, are all written in first person, where as the others are all in third. I found this really interesting as it meant I was really in the ‘mind’ of the killer.
Tess Winnett is sent to interview a serial killer who is weeks away from death. He confesses that three of the murders he was charged with – including the Watson family – were not his. Tess is then pushed into finding the real killer before he strikes again.
Tess was a tough character, she found it hard to trust anyone, she tended to not worry about the feelings of those around her, as long as the cases get solved. She begins to soften as the book goes on, and I enjoyed following her in this story.
The Watson Girl kept me interested throughout the entire story. I needed to find out who the real killer was and how they caught him. When I did find out who it was, I was a little bit shocked. although I was half expecting a twist and for it to be someone else. Wolfe finished the story well and tied up all of the loose ends. I quite liked the way she ended it, it really felt finished, I didn’t sit there guessing afterwards.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys crime mystery/thrillers!
Thank you to Leslie Wolfe for sending me a copy of this book, and thank you to Silver Dagger Blog Tours for giving me the opportunity to be part of the blog tour.
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