Charlotte Link's The Watcher starts out as if the writer (and hence, the reader) is looking at the world through an enormous panoramic lens, panning past dozens of seemingly unrelated scenes featuring what appear to be unconnected characters. The effect is disorienting and, especially since some of the scenes are violent, more than a little unsettling. In such novels, the reader needs to trust that the author will eventually narrow the focus, reveal the connections, and enable the reader—like the characters who populate Link's novel—to fit together the puzzle pieces that reveal the bigger picture...and, in this case, the identity of the criminal.
At first, it can be difficult to determine which characters are the focus of Link's narrative (and which, by contrast, are in the novel primarily to serve as victims for its serial-killer villain). Soon, however, two characters - ...
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