The Watched

The Watched From the international bestselling author of TABOO and INFERNO For fans of Karin Slaughter Lisa Gardner and Patricia Cornwell Quantico trained forensic investigator Reilly Steel is back in the countr

  • Title: The Watched
  • Author: Casey Hill
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From the international bestselling author of TABOO and INFERNO For fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Patricia Cornwell Quantico trained forensic investigator Reilly Steel is back in the country of her birth Unsure about both her future and her position within the Dublin police force, Reilly hopes that a relaxing stay at the Florida beach home of her old FBI mentorFrom the international bestselling author of TABOO and INFERNO For fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Patricia Cornwell Quantico trained forensic investigator Reilly Steel is back in the country of her birth Unsure about both her future and her position within the Dublin police force, Reilly hopes that a relaxing stay at the Florida beach home of her old FBI mentor Daniel Forrest will help get her thoughts together When Daniel s son, policeman Todd Forrest, is called to the scene of a gruesome murder where the body of a beautiful woman has literally been torn in two, he is stopped in his tracks Not just because of the grotesque and theatrical nature of the crime but because he recognizes the victim as Daniel s goddaughter In an attempt to find swift resolution on her old friend s behalf, Reilly finds herself drawn into the investigation And when another disturbing murder occurs soon after, Reilly can t help but feel that she has come across something like this before But where And will Reilly s brief hiatus in the US force her into a decision about her future in Dublin, and the unfinished business she has there

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    1. I'm not sure how I feel about this book overall. There were some very good aspects to the book and although I 've only read book 1 I loved Reilly being back in the US, great to see her story taken forward in that sense. It was an enjoyable read but I just felt there were too many murders in the book and didn't really buy into the murderer and his reasoning. Also it was missing a big confrontation at the end between the murderer and the investigators so just felt a little let down by it. Although [...]

    2. I have blown through four Reilly Steel books in a week, thanks to midnight/2AM/5AM feedings, and have really enjoyed them. Procedural, quick, and smart--with none of the overblown cop cliches. Bonus--super cheap on Kindle.

    3. Not my favorite in the seriesUnlike the first few books this one doesn't seem to spend much time actually solving crimes. It is missing a lot of the lab/police procedural story I enjoyed in earlier books. There is more focus on emotional and personal story with some bizarre murders mixed in. Then Reilly seemingly randomly stumbles upon the killers identity and wraps everything up.

    4. The previous Reilly Steel novel was a rather gentle tale of kidnapped children. Well, don't relax because Hill has done a 180 here. Reilly is visiting America when she gets caught up in the hunt for a serial killer who likes to recreate gruesome death scenes from movies. The gore is copious, the murders quickly escalating, and the police force is basically running around in circles. Reilly and her retired mentor Daniel (who has a personal stake in the case) are brought in to work with Daniel's s [...]

    5. Not the best of the series, but still a decent thriller. Reilly Steel is back in the US visiting her old FBI mentor and, almost inevitably, gets caught up in a series of murders. All of them are based around classic movies, a good set up. One early quibble though was that there is a film festival in town - and it took a whole department of investigators an awful long time to make the link.Much of the book involved an introspective Steel wondering about her place in life. Stay in the US or head b [...]

    6. Such a long time since I read the last in this series I had forgotten how good they were. Looking forward to the next.

    7. Much more gruesome than the other books in this series--still enjoyable, but a little bloodier and more murder.

    8. very good I love all these Reilly Steel books. They hold my interest & never disappoint. crime scene investigation in Dublin, Ireland by an American Quantico graduate

    9. C S Why?This Reilly Steele CSI serial killer thrilla is set again a tropical backdrop of a Tampa film festival. So, here is how the Villain would have pitched the idea for The Watched in Hollywood:Hey baby, loves ya! You're looking fabulous, come by my beach house and I'll do the cooking. We'll kick back some Coronas and you can call me your old mentor. Now everybody loves gory slasher stories, ami right? Of course! If you're into forensics you wanna see guts strewn everywhere in technicolor. Ye [...]

    10. I have now read 4 of these books so feel confident I need read no more. As I have sad before, it's well written,bar issues with colloquialisms and grammar. The characters are interesting. Arguably the best part is the time the author's took to conceive of the crimes and capture.These books start out well, we are introduced to a bunch of characters and evidence but the rush of information is deftly handle so as not to overwhelm. The middle bit with the requisite twists and turn is just as well wr [...]

    11. Book 4 in this series finds CSI Reilly Steel back in the states after taking a snootful of something at a crime scene in Ireland, passing out and being put on forced leave during an investigation of what happened. She stays at the Florida home of her FBI mentor, Daniel Forest. His son, Todd, also a CSI, gets called to a crime scene, where he knows the victim, and Reilly steps in to help solve the crime. Another gripping crime novel, with gruesome deaths, great backstories and fascinating charact [...]

    12. After reading the first three of Casey Hill's CSI Reilly Steel books, I discovered I had the fourth one on my Kindle already. The beginning trilogy scored two-out-of-three in the category of good reads. The third one was terrible; the first two had a lot of errors. So why not give it one more chance? On to "The Watched", book fourme things just jumped out as I read. The reference to burritos for lunch, then the coworker "put down his chopsticks"; reference to Reilly Steel's coworker in Dublin th [...]

    13. 'Watched' is the third book I have read from the team Casey Hill. I must say I am a little disappointed. I felt like it lacked the complexity and action of 'Taboo' or 'Hidden'. First of all, I did not like that Reilly Steel was just helping out in this book - she was not the main character, and she appeared weak compared to previous books. She lacked the usual strength and charisma that surrounded her persona. Secondly, I felt like a big proportion if the book was spent on personal/romantic even [...]

    14. I have been enjoying the CSI Reilly Steel series. Somewhat macabre, for those who are squeamish. Always love a good mystery, especially on a cold rainy day.

    15. This book read more like a romance novel than a crime thriller. The crime premise was an interesting one, but acted mostly as a backdrop for the main charecter's emotional journey. Inconsequential bits and pieces of evidence were never tied together as they were in the previous novels. The reader did not experience the investigation. I also missed the familiarity of the previous cast of characters, including the Dublin setting. I will be reading the next book in the series as the story line retu [...]

    16. Hard to put downI would have given this book five stars if it had not left you guessing what direction Reilly had chosen to go. I do not like cliffhanger books that require you to purchase the next in the series to find out endings. Having said that, the book was well written and kept you on the edge of your seat. The characters were very likeable and believable though I don't think in real life CSI's do much interrogating of suspects. They spend most of their time collecting evidence and workin [...]

    17. Riley Steel is back in the US enjoying the warmth of the Florida sun and beaches when she gets involved with the violent murder of her friends god daughter. And the race is on to catch the killer! I love the detail of the investigations that these books have. You can feel the frustration that comes as the clues are just not there and the bodies are piling up! I did have one issue with this book but it was a personal one that most people won't even notice.I can't wait for the next book!

    18. I actually finished this a couple days ago and found it as good and interesting as the others. one thing I like about this author is she finishes the story instead of leaving so many things opened ended in a ploy to have another book however that seemed to be a little lacking with this ending. Loved the murder story line, not so much the relationship story line. Otherwise, fast paced, original and quick witted.

    19. The Reilly Steel series are the first crime books I've read and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book! I found that I couldn't put the book down when I started reading it! at stages I even found the book to be quite disturbing but I must admit that it only added to the story! I thought that this book was very cleverly written and that it was a great idea for a story! it was full of suspence and it was nice to be introduced to some new characters!

    20. I would give all these books a five star if someone would proofread them before the public gets to read them. Fortunately I'm not so literal that I don't recognize when they have made a huge mistake in naming characters, however it does make me crazy that they go out that way. Sometimes I have to go back and read over a paragraph to make sure I do know who we are talking about, otherwise the characters would be contradicting themselves all over the place.Otherwise, love these books.

    21. I found the plot a bit slow paced throughout most of the book however the ending came thick and fast. Other than that, I found the plot well thought out and worked very well. I'm not sure if I've missed out by not reading Casey Hill's previous books, however you do find out snippets of Reillys life during the book.

    22. Super ThrillerWhew! What heart pounding thriller! No spoilers from me I just promise you'll bounce from one page to the next at a very fast pace and love the characters and suspense. Very descriptive and well written. Casey Hill does a good job with a definite invitation to enjoy this series.

    23. I've enjoyed this series and bought the 4th after finishing the third. This one is much more disturbing and it completely ignores the big teaser at the end of book 3, the main reason I bought it. I was also disappointed by the poor editing of the kindle version that even had the name of a major character completely wrong.

    24. The WatchedA great read with distinctive characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I am a fan of crime thrillers and I have read previous Casey Hill books. It was interesting to have a different setting the U.S. instead of Dublin and the plot was fast paced and action packed.

    25. I thought this was a little too formulaic for my particular taste it was to like a book I read recently However the characters were very well formed and I knew everyone including the killer well by the end of the bookThe story as previously referred to it was a very run of the mill one typical serial killer stuff which was a pity as this had the premise to be a really good page turner

    26. The WatchedHow can anyone read this book and not give it a 5 star! I have read all the books in this series in 3days though #4. I have #5 waiting! This is a series you cannot afford to miss. GREAT! Forget budget! Life's to short to miss a good thing!

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