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When No One is Watching
When No One is Watching
Author: Alyssa Cole
Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walk...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062982650
ISBN-10: 0062982656
Publication Date: 9/1/2020
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 9
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Tunerlady avatar reviewed When No One is Watching on + 581 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This story started out very slowly, and never really got "thriller" like until the final quarter of the book. It was more a social dissertation on racism and gentrification, than a thriller or romance. Ending very unbelievable.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have to say I couldn't finish this book & that almost never happens..The fowl language is not necessary & adds nothing & its a political commentary rather than a thriller..
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reviewed When No One is Watching on + 23 more book reviews
This was so iffy-to-bad, I was in fact shocked to find the author is 40 (!) and has trad published several books, including winning an Edgar award.

Echoing everyone else who wondered where the "thriller" was, until the minimum halfway point of the story.

although maybe this characterization is not the author's fault; it was more like "a straight up story where mysterious things occasionally happen", than it was a "thriller", and then all of a sudden, it turned lickety split into a fairly decent grade B horror movie...

also, the fact that I've actually strolled some of the streets of Brooklyn did not help.

For some books it might; for this it did not, because all I could think was "this is an area where the NYPD is in charge; not Barney Fife." You can say lots of things about the NYPD; you can't really say they're amateur, and it's really hard to believe in any type of world where they've ALL been bought off to look the other way... the author's literary style is good, though.


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