Someone Is Watching
Booklist Reviews 2015 March #1
*Starred Review* Bailey Carpenter's life isn't perfect, but it's hers. She works as a private investigator, lives in one of Miami's nicest high rises, and has a close relationship with her brother. The cons? Her job's long hours, a pending lawsuit with her extended family, and an ill-advised affair with her married boss. Utterly eclipsing these annoyances, Bailey is brutally raped one evening while staking out a client. On leave from work and terrified to leave her apartment, Bailey hurtles between paranoia, anxiety, and depression. Forced to rebuild her identity, career, and mental health from the ground up, Bailey must face the biggest challenge of her life. Bailey wants to take charge of her pending police investigation and regain control, but her undercover experience proves to be a huge liability. Someone Is Watching is a gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller reminiscent of Rear Window and the works of Lisa Gardner. Fielding has crafted a flawed yet likable heroine in Bailey by allowing her to experience the varied emotions of recovery instead of pigeonholing her as a helpless victim or bloodthirsty vigilante. Not geared to the faint of heart, Fielding's story of one woman's search for justice, understanding, and internal peace is nothing short of arresting. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2014 October #2
Devastated by a brutal attack, private investigator Bailey Carpenter withdraws to spend her time staring out her apartment window with her binoculars, noting especially the hunky guy across the way. One day, she finds him staring back mockingly and becomes convinced that he's her attacker. More suspense from the New York Times best seller after Shadow Creek.[Page 63]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
PW Reviews 2015 January #4
This engrossing standalone from bestseller Fielding (Shadow Creek) makes you care about Bailey Carpenter, a Miami-based investigator who's raped while on surveillance. Previously, the biggest problems in Bailey's life had been her mother's death, her affair with a married colleague, and her five half-siblings' attempt to overturn their father's will, which left millions to Bailey and her often-stoned brother, Heath. Now Claire, a nurse as well as the half-sister Bailey barely knows, becomes her guardian angel as she starts on her slow path to recovery. Not sleeping and afraid to leave her high-rise apartment, Bailey suspects every man of evil intent, and she has a number of encounters, both frightening and embarrassing, in her quest to re-establish some control over her life. The characters pulsate with life, and there are a few shocks in store—for Bailey and the reader—before the denouement. And the presence of Jade, Claire's outspoken teen daughter, blows everyone else off the page. Agent: Tracy Fisher, WME Entertainment. (Mar.)[Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC