Author: Sara Davidson
Release Date: April 21, 2021
Someone or something is watching Kathryn Ellison.
Kathryn thought she had buried memories of That Night for good—until Nick Lawson returns, reigniting her long-suppressed feelings for him. Seeing Nick has always reminded her too much of the horrible night that changed her life. As much as she wants to be with him, she wants even more to forget. When Nick unexpectedly shows up at her family ranch, Kathryn knows it is finally time to let go of the traumatic past that has held her captive for so long.
David Henley is a captive too—of the dark secret involving Kathryn, a secret he’s kept even from his wife. Now the truth is about to be revealed. And when it is, he could be stripped of everything in his life that matters to him.
A storm is brewing in the spiritual realm, and its effects reverberate through the natural world, summoning otherworldly Beings to the ranch. While Kathryn confronts the memories of That Night and struggles to let them go, she is not as alone in her home as she thinks.
As spiritual and temporal forces collide, Kathryn—and everyone she loves—is about to be caught in the crossfire.
Reviewer: Anna Bottoms
The Watcher definitely caused me to look deep inside myself and answer the question of whether or not I could extend grace and forgiveness if I found myself in the same position as Kathryn.
Kathryn is in the wrong place at the wrong time when she’s abducted and held hostage by two desperate men. When she faces death, the presence of God is so powerful each person’s life is changed.
Kathryn struggles for years with the after effects of her experience. Her kidnappers, David and Kevin, also must make choices that set the direction of the rest of their lives.
Nick’s sister was the actual target of the kidnapping and when he sees Kathryn at David’s hearing he is inexplicably drawn to her, but will there ever be a time to explore those feelings. There are several time shifts and the thoughts of the watcher which to me was a bit distracting, yet having said this I will add that the story itself needs to be read.
If you’ve struggled with what grace and true forgiveness looks like, or what it’s like to faithfully wait on the Lord, I recommend this book.
This book was provided courtesy of Mountain Brook Ink through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: Debra Webster
This is my first book by Sara Davison but it will not be my last. The Watcher tells the story of Kathryn’s abduction and rape by two men and moves forward twenty years. Kathryn loves God, but this event shook her faith and filled her with questions. The event's trauma continues for many years and keeps her from love with Nick. She has many milestones along the way from forgiving her rapists to letting go of the pain. The Watcher tells us the story of Kathryn allowing God to work in her to bring an end to this event’s shadow over her life.
I wondered who the Watcher was. I was sure it was hope, but then hope showed up in the Watcher’s narrative. So, I waited till the end of the book to meet the Watcher.
Kathryn has to face the pain to overcome it. This happens in many surprising ways. The author weaves flashbacks, with present circumstances, skillfully to bring redemption to the irredeemable.
This book may make you cry, it may make you chuckle, but one thing it will do is help you process your own responses to difficult circumstances. You will also meet the God who is always with us.
This book was provided courtesy of the Mountain Brook Ink, through Interviews & Reviews.
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