To the author’s credit, the Ten Tors Challenge played well as a device, but the overall lack of psychological depth limited the book’s impact. Driscoll needed to provide darker insight into human nature for the book to earn more stars.
I Am Watching You was disjointed, with too many points of view. The Watching chapters took me out of the story, while the Watching character played too minor a role to merit the title. Also, the author didn’t develop the murderer’s villainy sufficiently for me to feel invested when the character was exposed. Both Ella and her husband came across as saintly and perfect, to the point that I suspected one of them was far more guilty than she or he appeared.