Zoe Rosi: Somebody’s Watching Me


Is someone dangerous out to get her? Or is it all in her mind?

Becky’s life is almost perfect. Growing up, she could never have imagined living in such a safe, beautiful home, with a boyfriend as loving and kind as Alex, and hopes for a little family of her own. But then stand-offish Max moves in next door, and things begin to fall apart.

First, someone starts trolling her social media. Then she finds her tyres slashed. By the time she discovers the dead bird, left waiting for her like a prize, she’s sure someone is after her. And having spied some strange goings-on beyond her kitchen window, she suspects that person is Max.

Frightened, Becky turns to Alex for help, but she’s surprised to find that he and Max have become firm friends—and that Alex is convinced it’s all in her mind. But when news of a missing young woman breaks, Becky knows she has to do something. She’s sure she’s seen this woman in Max’s home—hasn’t she?

With Alex concerned that she’s losing her grip on reality, does Becky dare keep digging, knowing her almost-perfect life could shatter into imperfect little pieces?


Zoe Rosi has written romantic comedies under a different name and I have enjoyed these, so I was interested in how she would turn her hand to a psychological thriller. Somebody’s Watching Me has all the elements you would expect in a psychological thriller: there’s a tense atmosphere, an unreliable narrator and lots of secrets and lies. Rosi’s writing style is very easy to read, so the novel is fast paced and I raced through this story in just one day. 

The protagonist of Someone’s Watching Me is Becky, who is also the first person narrator. It’s clear from the beginning that Becky has a lot of secrets from her past that are haunting her to this day and I was intrigued by what these might be. I wanted to keep reading to discover more and I would have liked this to be explored in more detail. 

The ending of Somebody’s Watching Me is really tense and I wanted to know all the answers to my questions. The build up to the final moments was well plotted and the anticipation kept me engaged throughout most of the novel and in view of this, I did feel the conclusion was slightly rushed. 

Somebody’s Watching Me is available from Amazon.

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