When No One is Watching

When No One is Watching

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…

Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.

But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.

When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?

Title:When No One is Watching
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062982650
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    When No One is Watching Reviews

  • Roxane

    Hmmm. I understand what the author was going for here, a gentrification based take on "Get Out," but the pacing is off. The ending happens all at once and is so wild and then it's the end. This had a ...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by the publisher via EdelweissReviews you should check out: Bee's, Jazmen's, Carole's I have adored everything Alyssa Cole has written, so when I heard about this new mystery thriller I k...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "People bury the parts of history they don't like, pave it over like African cemeteries beneath Manhattan skyscrapers. Nothing stays buried in this city, though."When No One Is Watching is an expertly...

  • Meredith

    “HISTORY IS FUCKING WILD.” When No One is Watching is a powerful and uncomfortable book to read. It is also difficult to describe, and although it's being marketed as a thriller, it is only part t...

  • daph_pink

    2.75 *Get out and Rear window gone terribly wrong* stars ✨Well it's been a week I guess since I completed this book and I don't know what was stopping me from writing a review , maybe the fact that ...

  • myo 🍒 (myonna reads)

    The craziest thing about this book? Is that this shit could actually happen. Usually when i read thrillers i’m like “okay this could happen” but like it’ll have to be like the craziest thing e...

  • Michael David

    A well-executed thriller and a very timely read all in one! Sydney’s predominately Black neighborhood in Brooklyn is going through gentrification. Her neighbors are moving out of their houses with n...

  • Jessica | JustReadingJess

    Full review https://justreadingjess.wordpress.com...When No One is Watching was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Alyssa Cole really surprised me with this book. I read her Reluctant R...

  • Christina

    EDITED TO ADD: To everyone, but especially white folks - if you are looking for a good book to read about what's going on in our country now with race and white violence, this is an excellent read. Th...

  • Gabby

    This book was just okay for me! I expected it to be more of a thriller but it felt more like a contemporary romance for me until the last fifty pages. Hear my full thoughts here: https://youtu.be/KYqD...