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Watching from the Dark

(2020)
(The second book in the DCI Jonah Sheens series)
A novel by

 
 
You never saw him. But he saw it all.

When a vibrant young woman is murdered while on a video chat, a small-town detective wades into a circle of friends and lovers with dangerous secrets—from the acclaimed author of the “enjoyably chilling” (The New York Times Book Review) She Lies in Wait.

Aidan Poole logs on to his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. To his horror, he realizes that there is someone else in her flat. Aidan can only listen to the sounds of a violent struggle taking place in the bathroom—and then the sound of silence. He is desperate to find out if Zoe is okay. But then why is he so hesitant to call the police?

When Aidan’s cryptic messages finally reach them, Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens and his team take the case—and discover the body. They soon find that no one has a bad word to say about Zoe, a big hearted young artist at the center of a curious web of waifs and strays, each relying on her for support, each hiding dark secrets and buried resentments. Has one of her so-called “friends” been driven to murder? Or does Aidan have the biggest secret of them all?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An excellent detective novel. The opening scene is superb, and sets up the story beautifully. Gripping, multi-layered and fresh. Terrific." - Will Dean

"A brilliant premise, perfectly executed. A genuine page turner - it kept me guessing right until the end." - Chris Hammer

"An absolute gem - I was hooked from the first page." - Jo Jakeman

"The first scene was brilliantly terrifying and the rest of the novel lived up to the strong opening - I had no idea who the killer was and it was superbly plotted. I loved the characters, too, especially the investigating team. I can see that this series is going to be a huge hit." - Emily Koch

"A riveting new book, with such vivid characters." - Holly Watt

"A cold blooded chiller from first page to last. I loved She Lies In Wait, Watching From The Dark is even better." - Chris Whitaker


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February 2020 : Hardback
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Title: Watching from the Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
ISBN: 1-984818-07-4 / 978-1-984818-07-2
Publisher: Random House
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February 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Watching from the Dark: The gripping new crime thriller from the Richard and Judy bestselling author
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
ISBN: 0-241-36303-9 / 978-0-241-36303-4 (UK edition)
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January 2021 : Paperback
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Title: Watching from the Dark: A Novel (Jonah Sheens Detective Series)
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
ISBN: 1-984818-09-0 / 978-1-984818-09-6
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Watching from the Dark: The gripping new crime thriller from the Richard and Judy bestselling author
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
ISBN: 1-4059-3850-1 / 978-1-4059-3850-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Watching from the Dark: The gripping new crime thriller from the Richard and Judy bestselling author
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
ISBN: 0-241-36304-7 / 978-0-241-36304-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Watching from the Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Watching from the Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Watching from the Dark
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Watching from the Dark
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Watching from the Dark
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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February 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Watching from the Dark: A Novel (Jonah Sheens Detective Series Book 2)
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
Publisher: Random House
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February 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Watching from the Dark: The gripping new crime thriller from the Richard and Judy bestselling author
Author(s): Gytha Lodge
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU