I’ll Be Watching You by Courtney Evan Tate @court_writes @harlequinbooks @tlcbooktours #bookreview #illbewatchingyou

Happy Thursday all!

Excited to share with you today my review for this thrilling and disturbing story that will keep you glued to the pages! A huge thank you to Lisa from TLC Book Tours for my invitation to the tour!🧐

My Thoughts

A dark disturbing domestic drama that will have you furiously turning those pages!

Courtney Evan Tate has written an unsettling story that hit a little too close to home. Ugh as a parent some of this book was tough to read, I couldn’t help but put myself in Emmy’s position. I can’t even imagine what I would do if my daughter were to go missing off the water right in front of my house. This entire book I spent grieving, questioning, and investigating right along with Emmy. What really happened to Leah that night? And how far was Emmy willing to go to find out the truth? Even if the truth isn’t necessarily something she wants to believe?

Emmy is a single mother running a bed-and-breakfast on the Florida Keys. The day before her junior year Emmy‘s daughter Leah goes out on the ocean right in front of their house to settle her nerves. Emmy goes inside for just a few minutes and comes back to find her daughter missing. The police are quick to close the case, ruling it a drowning that may have involved sharks that had been seen in the vicinity earlier that day. BUT there is no body, and Emmy is not convinced. She is determined to find out what was going on in her daughter’s life prior to the disappearance and the more she digs the more she realizes she didn’t really know her daughter at all.

The book jumps between present and past so we get the complete picture of what was going on. We are also privy to Leah‘s blog posts. As Emmy is digging through her daughters past she discovers pornographic pictures and some blog postss that lead her to believe that Leah was having an inappropriate relationship with an older man. Ugh talk about adding insult to injury. Emmy is obviously distraught determined to figure out who this older man is and suspicious of everyone! My heart really went out to Emmy her grief was palpable. This was an addictive story that had me furiously turning those pages, I needed to find out what had happened to Leah. I was suspicious of everyone at one time or another. I must have changed my mind at least 10 times, and I have to admit the ending surprised me.

Riveting, unsettling, and real this book will leave you reeling. recommend!

*** many thanks to Harlequin Mira for my copy of this book ***

About the Book


In an unthinkable flash, Emmy Fisher’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Leah, seemingly drowns close to shore one summer night—at least that is what the police report says.

In deep grief, Emmy needs time and courage before she can enter Leah’s bedroom. But when she does, she finds something at first bewildering, then unspeakable, as she begins to understand the full implications…

She uncovers evidence that Leah had been secretly involved with someone, someone perhaps older, someone with dark appetites.

Bit by bit, the last few months of Leah’s life unfold in a terrifying way that Emmy can hardly imagine.

All she knows is that she has to find the person who took her sweet daughter’s innocence. No matter the cost.

The truth will set her free. Or bury her.

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13 thoughts on “I’ll Be Watching You by Courtney Evan Tate @court_writes @harlequinbooks @tlcbooktours #bookreview #illbewatchingyou

    • Thanks so much, yes I was surprised and disturbed! So I’m not sure if that’s wonderful or not, LOL but it was very good!


      • We went there on our honeymoon 😊 We spent a few days in NYC and then did a road trip in Florida and Key West was our last stop. Loved it! I love it when books are set in a place where I’ve been.

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      • Oh that sounds like a wonderful honeymoon! And yes I agree I live in Southern California so I love when books are set here!

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      • It was bliss! We went to Cali 2 years after our honeymoon 😊 The US had stolen our hearts and we had to go back! We went on a road trip in the South-West: LA, Vegas, San Francisco, national parks. One day we’ll go back for Yosemite and I’d love to a cross country kind of trip, like maybe follow Route 66.

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  1. I keep reading books that will scare me as a parent and I have no idea why, I’m sure my kids are completely sick of it too. Ha! BUT… I have this on my list because I can’t stop. Thanks for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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  2. Where do you live? We went via Palm Springs and Joshua Tree NP and made a little loop to include Bryce NP and Zion, if I’m remembering the sequence correctly 😄 Also, I’ve just realised, I meant go back for Yellowstone, we’ve been to Yosemite. Although I wouldn’t mind going back, I loved it 😊


    • I live in between LA and Palm Springs pretty much, I live in Riverside, it’s a pretty big city but I don’t think many people heard of it unless they live in California?


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