Entertaining and Gripping Debut Novel
Watchers by Craig Priestley is an entertaining and gripping novel that will leave any reader on the edge of their seat!
The story follows Charlie, whose life is on a downward spiral. Not only is he dealing with personal issues, but his city is being plagued by a rise in crime and dread. On the brink of losing control, Charlie fights to save himself and the city he calls home.
I was unaware this was a debut novel by the author, but I have to say KUDOS for an amazing first book. The bright and mysterious cover drew me in initially. But the story packs a punch and each chapter will make you want to keep reading. I read the novel in one day if that tells you anything :-).
The characters seem real and relatable, which can sometimes be lost in multiple genre books. I enjoyed the mix of genres and it kept things interesting until the end. I appreciated the touches of humor throughout. I am a romance writer/reader, so I typically prefer light reads. The humor was a welcomed break in the otherwise "deep" plot. The author did a nice job with descriptive words and I am not going to lie, I am definitely picturing Charlie being quite attractive!
I thought the novel cut off abruptly at the end, so I was happy to see the epilogue. I would have liked more information about the characters in it, but I assume (which I hate to do, but here we are) that may be in a second book. I noticed repeating of certain words throughout the novel, but there wasn't enough to deter me from finishing.
I would give this novel 5 out of 5 stars. For a debut, it is well-written and exhilarating. I feel there is a lot more to explore with these characters, so I hope the author writes a sequel.
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*I received a complementary copy of this book, in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are mine*