We'll be Watching You by Eileen Robertson
|We'll be Watching You by Eileen Robertson|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: A light, undemanding mystery set in the Leeds area.|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Maybe|
|Pages: 224||Date: September 2013|
|Publisher: Robert Hale|
It wasn't that Christine Brett was exactly nosy, but life hadn't treated her particularly kindly recently. Her marriage had ended in divorce and she'd lost her job. Here she was, middle-aged and back living with her mother. And checking that people were not breaking the law was a duty not a pleasure. Admittedly some of her accusations had been wide of the mark, but she had been a witness when the robbers left the hypermarket and the face of the driver of the getaway car was familiar - if only she could place it. Unfortunately Christine had cried wolf too often and the local police weren't too inclined to give her much credence.
It's a light, easy read with a nice air of menace as you wonder quite what the robbers are likely to do next and how Christine will cope. Her mother is an endearing character - post stroke, but determined not to give up her favourite treats, particularly the odd glass of wine. Christine annoyed me, as much of what she did seemed to be irrational and I really couldn't see what neighbour Harry saw in her, particularly after she tried to stitch him up as the owner of a car used in a robbery. As for the identity of the person behind a series of raids, which apparently netted millions, I'm afraid that was pretty obvious long before guns started being drawn.
If you want a pleasant, undemanding read then this will certainly fill a few hours. It's set in the Leeds area and if this appeals to you we can recommend Grief Encounters by Stuart Pawson, a police procedural novel or The Graveyard Position by Robert Barnard. For historical crime set in the same area you will struggle to do better than the Kate Shackleton mysteries by Frances Brody.
You can read more book reviews or buy We'll be Watching You by Eileen Robertson at Amazon.co.uk.
You can read more book reviews or buy We'll be Watching You by Eileen Robertson at Amazon.com.
Like to comment on this review?
Just send us an email and we'll put the best up on the site.