Someone's Watching [NOOK Book]

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Twenty-something Robbie Ivy wants to keep her life as simple and commitment-free as possible. Who needs a high-pressure career, a relationship, or a family anyway? But Robbie's life gets inextricably complicated when her estranged father shows up with a shocking revelation about two teenage girls who disappeared in South Beach. One of the missing girls is Robbie's step sister Kate-a step sister Robbie never knew existed. Unwilling to reestablish family ties, Robbie is hesitant to get involved-until the body of ...
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Overview

Twenty-something Robbie Ivy wants to keep her life as simple and commitment-free as possible. Who needs a high-pressure career, a relationship, or a family anyway? But Robbie's life gets inextricably complicated when her estranged father shows up with a shocking revelation about two teenage girls who disappeared in South Beach. One of the missing girls is Robbie's step sister Kate-a step sister Robbie never knew existed. Unwilling to reestablish family ties, Robbie is hesitant to get involved-until the body of her step sister's friend washes up in Indian Creek. Desperate to find her missing step sister, Robbie immerses herself in the unfamiliar world to which Kate may have fallen prey: the sexy, sizzling South Beach club scene. Swept up in a corrupt, destructive society, Robbie searches for a cold-blooded killer in the hottest South Beach hotspots. But in this see-and-be-seen world, everyone is dressed to kill, people are dying for a chance to get beyond the velvet rope and someone is watching. Robbie may have to choose between saving her step sister-and saving herself.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Potts's shiver-rich follow-up to In Their Blood takes a hard look at Miami's intense South Beach club scene. Bartender Robbie Ivy learns that she has a half-sister the hard way, after her estranged father shows up on her doorstep wanting help in locating his other daughter, Kaitlin "Kate" Brooks, and Kate's best friend, Joanne Sparks, who's later found drowned in Indian Creek. Robbie turns for advice to her former boyfriend, Jeremy Stroeb, who suggests she consult Det. Judy Lieber. The stakes rise after Robbie meets self-help author Gina Fieldstone, wife of politician Stanford Fieldstone—and a local congressman kills himself following a visit to a popular bar the same night Robbie was there. Potts has created a sympathetic crime solver in Robbie, who wants to reclaim Jeremy and forge a new relationship with her family before it's too late. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608090143
  • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 111,684
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Sharon Potts a native of New York, graduated from New York's University's Stern School of Business. Before migrating to Miami, Potts worked in public accounting. In Miami, Potts served as a managing director of an International staffing company and president of an executive search/accounting recruitment firm. Sharon is the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of In Their Blood, Someone's Watching, and now The Devil's Madonna. Potts lives in Miami Beach with her husband, Joe.
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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    If you like a fast paced story give this a try you. I truly think you will like.

    What can I say about Someone's Watching a novel by Sharon Potts? I can say a lot. I will start with this is the first time I have read this author and I was very impressed. I found this book to grab my attention from the very beginning. I have to admit I felt is got a little slow for a moment or two, then I will say I hit the middle and I could not put it down. This book's ending gave me a surprise. This book is full of murder mystery, loss and found family. You will meet the main character Robbie Ivy. She is very likable and all she wants is a simple way of life. She is content with her job at the Garage a bar where she is a bartender. You will several characters from her bar. Her life is all but simple. The other main Character is her half sister Kate. She is a high school senior who finds her choices to be not so fun after all and costs her someone dear to her heart. I gave this book four and half stars. I rate the books I read on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with one being the worst and five being the best I had to put this book down to deal with a busy time in my life and would find myself wondering what happened in the story. I could not wait to get back to it. I believe this is the second book Sharon Potts has written. I plan on reading more of her writings she is that good. I must let you know that I won this book from the website The Library Thing. This is where I have to tell you that the review I have written is my own opinions. If you like a fast paced story give this a try you. I truly think you will like.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

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    SOMEONE'S WATCHING is a thrilling murder mystery that doesn't let up until the last page has been read. Sharon's unique writing style makes for a pleasurable way to spend the day. With an unrelenting plot and favorable characters, this book is sure to be a big success.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

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    Good mystery with a surprising ending

    Roberta Brooks had a wonderful life as a young child. In fact, as the daughter of a physician and his wife living in Deland, Florida, Roberta seemed to have it all. Unfortunately, as with quite a lot of fairytale upbringings, the castle fell down around her when her beloved doctor dad left Roberta and her mother to run off with his nurse. Dealing with the massive heartbreak, Roberta's mother chose to leave their painful past behind and moved them to Boston where Roberta spent the rest of her early life, and ended up becoming a CPA in the corporate world. Even with the past turmoil, Roberta found herself on the quick path to career success. Sadly, the turmoil wasn't over; her mother passed away and Roberta found herself with a decision to make. She'd had enough of the fast track and wanted to get back to basics. Putting yet another past behind her, Robert chose to move back to the Florida sunshine and start all over again. Enter - her father - who immediately claimed that he had been watching Robbie all her life from a safe distance but never bothered to keep in contact. When he finally does "step back" into her life he offers up a huge shock: Robbie has a half-sister named Kaitlin who has disappeared into the wild world of South Beach with a supposed friend. He relates the story of how Kaitlin had come to South Beach on spring break with friends and turned up missing after a night of bar hopping. Robbie never knew that she had a sister, let alone one on the missing persons list and, at first, she had no interest in involving herself in a search for a stranger that would put her back into her absentee father's world and simply tells him to call the police. Unfortunately, when Kaitlin's friend is found drowned in a local creek things spin out of control. Robbie suddenly feels the pressure of knowing that somewhere out there, perhaps locked in a nightmare, a woman who shares her DNA is lost and she wasn't the one who ever did anything wrong. Turning to her former boyfriend, Jeremy, as well as a detective by the name of Judy Lieber, Robbie asks for help in finding her missing half-sister. Crossing paths with a motley crew of characters, both rich and poor/good and evil who might have had something to do with Kaitlin's disappearance, the mystery ensues. Not only does Robbie have to concentrate on finding a sibling that she feels more and more for everyday, but Robbie also can't lose the feeling that someone is watching her. Not sure that her sister is still alive, Robbie is determined to find the answers that will allow her to find Kaitlin, and try desperately to leave the feeling of dread behind. Not only is the mystery invigorating but readers will certainly like Ms. Potts' main character. Robbie is a very sweet and forgiving investigator and wants nothing more than to mend fences with her family, such as it is, reunite with her boyfriend and, hopefully, save her sister before something or someone takes her out in the process. Quill Says: A very good mystery that comes to a surprising conclusion. Although parts will perhaps bring back some bad memories of the Natalee Holloway disappearance, readers will enjoy the suspense while at the same time wanting nothing more than to lock their children up and not let them travel anywhere by themselves.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

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    Exciting and enthralling

    Once a corporate suit, Robbie Ivy works as a bartender in Miami's South Beach section. Her estranged father arrives at the club where she works to ask Robbie for a favor. His other daughter Kaitlin "Kate" Brooks and her BFF Joanne Sparks are missing somewhere in the concrete South Florida jungle; he wants Robbie to help find her.

    Robbie is stunned to learn she has a sibling as she had no idea until her dad's visit that she had a half-sister. Not knowing how to start, she asks her former boyfriend, Jeremy Stroeb for advice. He suggests she speak to Detective Judy Lieber who cautions Robbie to watch her step as coeds like Kate are targets of nasty predators especially when Joanne is found dead. Her amateurish inquiry turns deadly as Robbie realizes time is running out on her meeting her younger half-sister alive.

    Relationship damaged Robbie makes a terrific protagonist as she hopes to make it with Jeremy, reunite with her father and become friends and sister with her sibling. Thus she has a major impetus to find Kate. Mindful of the exhilarating mindless action movie Taken (even though the heroine is an amateur while Neeson's character Mills is a former CIA field operative). Filled with spins and stunning red herrings, readers will appreciate this engaging, timely but sordid tale of kidnapping teens and forcing them into prostitution (right out of the headlines).

    Harriet Klausner

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