Teenage Erica has an ultra-religious family. She also has night terrors and/or sleep paralysis, where she imagines a demon is after her. When the family moves to a new town, Erica has The Watcher as her next-door neighbor. Is he just a pervy peeper or does he want something more? And is it true that their new house is haunted?
The atmosphere here is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The dread is palpable. The plot is the typical 1980s movie tale. Unfortunately, nothing new is added. The artwork shows diverse ethnicities and life styles. However, I just couldn’t get past that Erica’s dad and her boyfriend, Chris, looked almost exactly alike. No wonder her parents liked him so much. He could be their child. [Don’t worry that’s not a spoiler.]
Due to these pluses and minuses, The Watcher gets a modest 3 stars from me.
Thanks to Zenescope, Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.