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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Watch Over You by M.J. Ford

Watch Over You

Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 9th 2020 by Avon

Goodreads synopsis: 
‘Superb, gritty and realistic’ MEL SHERRATT, million-copy bestseller

The hunt is on. And this time, it’s personal…
When DS Josie Masters is called out to a house in North Oxford to investigate a serious incident, things take a personal turn. The body is Harry’s – her friend and former colleague.

Josie thought Harry lived alone, but evidence suggests he’d had a lodger – a young woman who has fled the scene.

And as more killings stun Oxford, the police discover the picture is more complicated than it appeared.

The young woman is on the run, and someone is following her – leaving a stack of bodies in their wake…


4.5 stars

This is a really good police procedural/detective fiction story. I wonder if it is the beginning of a series since it does feel like the cast would easily move into recurring characters verses main characters.

I wasn’t really a fan of having James as a main POV character. I would have left his POV at just the prologue and then pushed him back to background status until he showed up in the story. 

To me, Jo (DS Josie Masters) was the main character here. Her conflict between leaving her young son and then having to work the case of her old boss was compelling.

I would have loved to see a partner come into the picture at some point but most of the people working with her really seemed more of the recurring variety than the sidekick variety.

Definitely want to continue on with this author. Definitely loved her style.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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