The Watchers

The Watchers


You can't see them. But they can see you.

This forest isn't charted on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline. Mina's is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run to a concrete bunker. As the door slams behind her, the building is besieged by screams.

Mina finds herself in a room with a wall of glass, and an electric light that activates at nightfall, when the Watchers come above ground. These creatures emerge to observe their captive humans and terrible things happen to anyone who doesn't reach the bunker in time.

Afraid and trapped among strangers, Mina is desperate for answers. Who are the Watchers and why are these creatures keeping them imprisoned, keen to watch their every move?

Our Review

The Watchers has a bit of a Cabin in the Woods feel to it and had me hooked from the beginning. It lost me somewhere in the middle but soon reeled me back in.

Mina and three others are stranded in the middle of a forest after their cars broke down on it’s edge. The forest appears on no maps and creatures who terrorise them after dark.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, their shelter features a mirrored wall and a light that only activates at night. Within those walls they are studied by the creatures.

Mina wants answers but she may change her mind once she learns what these creatures are and what they want from her.

The writing in this is on a whole other level of creepy.

“The screams came from just outside, from the darkness where moments ago she had run towards the light. She looked to the many locks – some bolted, others mere chains – that stood between them and whatever had overrun the woodland.

‘You’re lucky to be alive’ the woman, said reaching out her hands.”

I can see why this book has received so much hype. I had an inkling about one of the major shifts but that just added to the suspense for the big reveal.

On the whole The Watchers was definitely a book worth reading.



Our Final Rating...

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