When I Wasn t Watching Every parent s worst nightmare Eight years ago Lucy and Ethan Randall s little boy Jack was abducted and murdered by teenager Terry Prince A moment s distraction had ripped a family apart and with

  • Title: When I Wasn't Watching
  • Author: Michelle Kelly
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  • Page: 322
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  • Every parent s worst nightmare Eight years ago, Lucy and Ethan Randall s little boy, Jack, was abducted and murdered by teenager Terry Prince A moment s distraction had ripped a family apart and with the loss of their son came the collapse of the Randalls marriage Tortured by memories, Lucy was left to battle her grief while raising her remaining son alone.Now, Jack Every parent s worst nightmare Eight years ago, Lucy and Ethan Randall s little boy, Jack, was abducted and murdered by teenager Terry Prince A moment s distraction had ripped a family apart and with the loss of their son came the collapse of the Randalls marriage Tortured by memories, Lucy was left to battle her grief while raising her remaining son alone.Now, Jack s killer has walked free, giving him the second chance at life that little Jack never had Lucy s wounds newly opened, her world is turned upside down a second time when another child goes missing and she can t shake the suspicion that Prince has struck again When DI Matt Winston, the same officer who found Jack s body, is assigned to the case, the echoes of Lucy s past grow ever insistent Bound by their tragic shared experiences, Matt and Lucy grow closer and become fixated on bringing the culprit to justice But now history has repeated itself, answers seem even further out of reach And for Lucy, it s time to face her ghosts, and ask the most terrible question of all can she ever really forgive herself

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    About “Michelle Kelly

    1. Michelle Kelly says:

      Michelle has been writing for a living since 2013 after seven years as a literacy teacher She still teaches a creative writing course.Michelle is the author of historical romance books The Virgin Courtesan Borgia Fever and The Rake of Glendir for Harlequin Mills and Boon and a paranormal romantic suspense series for Xcite Books beginning with The Lady is a Vamp She also writes crime, with her first contemporary thriller When I Wasn t Watching published August 2014 with Harlequin Carina and reaching number one in the Kindle charts The sequel Eyes Wide Open was released in May 2015 Michelle is currently working on a cozy mystery series featuring yoga instructor Keeley Carpenter These will be published by St Martins Press in the US and the first in the series Downward Facing Death will be released in January 2016.



    2 thoughts on “When I Wasn't Watching

    1. Actual Rating: 3.5 stars.I had a real love hate relationship with this book. The majority of it was absolutely brilliant, heart wrenching, emotional and giving a portrait of loss, grief and healing, with our main character Lucy still trying to come to terms with the loss of her child when his killer is released – setting off a whole new range of emotions that threaten to tear her apart.Things I loved: The difficult and emotional relationship Lucy has with her eldest child, who is now a teenage [...]

    2. This was a real page turner. Eight years ago Lucy's little boy was murdered by a young teenager whilst he was playing in the garden. The Teenager has now been released under a new identity and she really wants to know where he is and what his new name is.By chance her older son is brought back to the house by the original investigating officer after catching him trying to shoplift locally. They have a spark of attraction and a new relationship is kindled.Another little boy goes missing and he is [...]

    3. Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for my review copy of this book.Eight years ago Lucy's young son was murdered. Lucy turned her back for one minute and he was taken from her garden. She is still coming to terms with the pain and loss, which broke up her marriage. Lucy was married to Ethan. Her surviving son, Ricky, is finding life tough and is going off the rails. When her son's killer is released, it opens old wounds for the family. Matt Winston, the DI who was in charge of the case when [...]

    4. I enjoyed this book although it's not my usual read. Our main character Lucy is trying to get to grips after her life is blown apart due to the murder of her young son. Just when she is getting back to some sort of order she discovers the murder is being released from prison. This opens a whole can of worms. You may be led to believe it is a crime thriller at first, but it is more about family dynamics and how our main character copes with a brutal tragedy while trying to keep herself afloat. It [...]

    5. This book was okay, but it wasn't very original and I think it could've been a lot better if it weren't so predictable.

    6. This was a novel that I found very easy to read, yet it divided me at times as a reader between just liking it and loving it. I found the second half of the book much better and more intense (and better written) than the first and I enjoyed it a lot more. What's the book about?Every parent’s worst nightmare…Eight years ago, Lucy and Ethan Randall’s little boy, Jack, was abducted and murdered by teenager Terry Prince. A moment’s distraction had ripped a family apart – and with the loss [...]

    7. This wasn't too bad. The actual story was fine but the somewhat pointless sex scenes annoyed me and added nothing to the story. The book info states the publisher is a Harlequin subsidiary so that might be the reason behind the implausible sex lol

    8. This review was originally posted on Between My LinesWhat was really interesting about this book was that it dealt with the aftermath of a horrific crime.  Lucy’s son was killed by a teenager in very traumatic circumstances and now the murderer is due out on parole release.  It is a still crime novel as a new crime is committed but the focus is equally on the past crime and the fallout from that. First Line of I wasn’t watching by Michelle Kelly:  "They told her over the phone.”  My th [...]

    9. This was a really good story only losing one star for me because of some howlers of mistakes I spotted !! What a great shame. However, it's still a super first story, I have to say.As others reviewers have mentioned, the cover really catches the attention. It's a very good one.It does smack of Broken Britain quite a lot and also has parallels of course with the Jamie Bulger case. I really wasn't a fan of Lucy. I thought she was selfish and thought little of anyone but herself and how she was fee [...]

    10. Took a while to get moving, I think because it seemed to be a series, which I couldn't really care about. However, it's a stand alone story. Matt comes across a shoplifting teenager who turns out to be the brother of a boy whose disappearance and murder he investigated years earlier. This happens right around the time the killer of the little boy is released under an assumed identity, to public knowledge (that he's released, not who he is now). Matt comes home with Ricky to talk with his mother [...]

    11. What a fantastic job this author did with this story. Its a real tugger at the heart strings. We have this nightmare that every Mother dreads. You take your eye of your child for a fraction of a second and they've wandered off. But in your own back garden? She could avidly see him from every angle but as she bent down to pick up some washing he was gone.At first she didn't worry too much, thought he may have wandered into a neighbors garden and seeing that it was a cul de sac where they lived sh [...]

    12. An action-packed, complex emotional roller coaster of a read. Not an easy book to read as a Mum, but definitely a rewarding one. The relationships, and the emotions portrayed here are painful, honest, and beautiful. I see a lot of Jodi Picoult comparisons online, but I think they're a bit off the mark. Kelly is way better. Why? Because there's nothing formulaic or artificial here. Maybe I've just read too many Picoult novels, but to me, there's nowhere near as much heart in them as I found in th [...]

    13. Confession time: I read this entire novel in one sitting. It took 3 hours. Why? I was super intrigued and literally couldn't put my Kindle down. That's the definition of a good book, right? WHEN I WASN'T WATCHING by Michelle Kelly is in league with great novel WHAT KIND OF OTHER ARE YOU?. Mystery and family drama fans, listen up! RELEASE DATE: August 2014PUBLISHER: Harlequin CarinaDISCLAIMER: Novel was sent via NetGallery in exchange for a honest reviewNOPSIS: Every parent’s worst nightmare. E [...]

    14. Eight years ago Lucy and Ethan lost their two year old toddler to a fourteen year old killer, a mere child himself. Eight years later the murderer is released with a new identity to a secret address. There is public outcry at the short sentence and feelings are running high. When, within days of the murderer's release, another toddler disappears from his garden, vigilantes are eager to mete out their own justice with devastating consequences.Lucy and Ethan's marriage couldn't cope with the devas [...]

    15. I felt like this novel had something important to say - about beliefs and the way we judge others - but didn't quite get there. The plot itself is an interesting one. A 14 year old convicted of murdering young Jack Randall is released on parole after only 8 years. Jack's family (Lucy and Ethan and brother Ricky) and investigating officer Detective Sergeant Matt Winston can't believe it. And naturally there's community outrage that the still-young man convicted of the crime has been given a new i [...]

    16. A fascinating twist on the aftermath of a child murder & the impact of the disappearance of another child. Further complications introduced by the relationship of the murdered child's mother & the officer investigating the new kidnap. Overall a page turn that keeps the reader's interest (almost) to the end.I had hoped early on in the story that the author was going to tackle the fact that a child who kills another child on the spur of the moment is always considered to be more heinous th [...]

    17. I received When I Wasn’t Watching from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Eight years prior Lucy’s son was murdered by a teenager. That teenager is release and given a new identity. Lucy wants to know who and where he is now. The officer who was on the case of her murdered son brings her older son home after he is caught shoplifting. Lucy has a very tough strained relationship with her eldest son. She is still trying to cope with the loss of her murdered son when the killer is relea [...]

    18. ARC provided by NetGalley:As so often happens after a tragic family event, Lucy's life as she knows it slowly disintegrates after the brutal murder of her young son. And when she's finally beginning to put a bit of normalcy back into her life, she finds out that her son's murderer, himself not more than a child, has been released from prison. Just like that, her life is in turmoil once again as she tries to with an ex-husband, a possible new love interest, and a troubled teenage son. This is a g [...]

    19. This book has a really good story line and is well written. It is based on every parent's nightmare of a child disappearing during the few seconds we weren't watching. The main story is based on the killer being released on parole and the effect this decision had on everyone from the parents and sibling to the police officers involved in the original arrest. The book would have earned the full 5 stars BUT there are a couple of steamy sex scenes that bring nothing to the book at all it is as thou [...]

    20. This story is about a family who’s young son was murdered by a teenager. The murderer has been in prison for years but is released for good behavior and put into a protection program. This sets off a chain of events as well as certain behavior by this family that will wrap this story around your brain and not let you go until the very last page. I will definitely be looking for more by this author!

    21. Lucy's 3yr old son was kidnapped and murdered 8yrs ago and the story starts from when her sons killer is released from prison. A very sad read at times feeling the mothers pain still as raw so many years later,the suffering the whole family went through.Filled with many twists and turns that even though we're kind of predictable so no mysteries for me there,I was still eager to find out for sure. A book that as horrible as they are will have you questioning things.

    22. I received a free copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review - I wrote my full review here.Het plot zit ontzettend goed in elkaar. Regelmatig heb je in een boek als dit al lang door wie het gedaan heeft, of is het compleet onwaarschijnlijk. Dit boek zit er precies tussenin: op het eind denk je, ja natuurlijk, en je groeit door het boek heen naar de wending toe, zonder dat het voorspelbaar wordt.

    23. Reasonable premise - woman grieving after her son is abducted and murdered is devastated when the killer is released on licence, and then another child goes missing.But the writing is bad, and I'm not sure the manuscript was proof-read. Apostrophes in the wrong places, wrong use of affect/effect, and numerous other errors in my Nook copy. Clunky language, cliché after cliché, excruciating sex scene. The plot needs a better writer.

    24. This story is about a family who’s young son was murdered by a teenager. The murderer has been in prison for years but is released for good behavior and put into a protection program. This sets off a chain of events as well as certain behavior by this family that will wrap this story around your brain and not let you go until the very last page. I will definitely be looking for more by this author!

    25. I started this book not expecting it to be my "cup of tea", but I was mistaken. Once I started I could barely put it down. It is more fiction with a bit of thriller tossed in. It deals with a family who's one son is killed by a teenager and then he is released from prison and put in witness protection and the effects it has on them as individuals. She has another book, Eyes Wide Open, that has a couple of the characters from this book. I'm hoping to find it since it just came out in May.

    26. ​When I Wasn't Watching grabs the reader within the first few pages. Excellent writing by Ms Kelly as you feel you know the characters and are part of their lives. Some joy and a lot of heartbreak which goes with the subject of the book. Some edge of your seat page turning. Child murders are never pretty. Will read more by this author. I was given a copy to review.

    27. Good story line, poor editing Ill be honest, I'm not the best with grammar. Ill probably misspell something in this review myself, but I'm not an editor. The story was great I truly enjoyed it. It did seem to have been poorly edited, however. That small problem didn't change the fact that the story was very good. I liked this book a lot.

    28. This book is heart wrenching! I don't think I would know what to do put in the place of these parents. I pondered on so many things that I would do, but never sure until you are in a situation as this! The author's writing skills takes this book to a whole other level. The realistic feel of the story! It's as if you are living the characters lives!*Received for an honest review*

    29. I enjoyed this book. 8 Years after her baby was kidnapped and murdered, the convict was released on parole. 2 weeks later, another child was kidnapped. Some mystery and women's lit in this story. Wasn't sure why the hot romance was put in and it seemed a bit unrealistic but other than that, a good story.

    30. 3.5 I found the concept of the book very interesting and it kept me turning the page to see what happened. My only problem was there were some love scenes that didn't seem like they really fit with the main story, at times it seemed like 2 different books.

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