Sunday, November 30, 2014

Watched by C.J. Lyons

He's being stalked, cyber-stalked.  King knows everywhere he goes, everything he does and commands him to do disgusting acts or his sister will be hurt.  There's no way out...

Sourcebooks sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

The cyber world makes many things possible that would never have happened when I was growing up.  Some are good and some are bad.  This story focuses on the bad.  King controls Jesse's life.  The worst part is that it's not just King.  His uncle is involved, too.  They use Jesse to make sex tapes they can sell on the net.  Jesse sees no way out and can't turn his uncle in because he's given his family a roof over their heads after his father gone away.

When they want him to recruit other younger men to tape, he tries to revolt.  Then King shows him a man following his little sister off the school bus.  The man has a knife and "likes" little girls.  What's Jesse to do?

When he gets an envelope that has a phone number and a note that says:  "I can help." he wonders if it's true or another of King's plots?

Whatever I was expecting this to be, it wasn't what it was.  This is an intense read that made me angry for the young characters this man had destroyed.  He ruined lives for fun and money.  The young man and woman are strong and fight back.  They use the truth against him.  

The final confrontation will have you sitting on the edge of your chair.  It's not until the final pages you find out just how it's going to end.  You'll be turning pages and hoping all the way to the end.

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