The Watch

By Karen Woods

Quiet streets hide the worst crimes

Manchester’s Manor Estate is the kind of place people want to live – smart houses, neighbours who look out for you. But what if you don’t want to be seen?

Behind the tidy front gardens and glossy painted doors it seems everyone’s got something to hide. Love, hate, addiction, jealousy – on a street where everyone’s watching, you can’t keep a secret forever.

For these families, it’s time to find out what is really happening on home territory. Someone’s selling their soul, someone’s selling their body, and someone’s going to pay…

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 20 Jun 2024
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-865686-7
Karen Woods started her career as a novelist after an adult literacy course aged 39. Since then she’s written more than 25 novels about her native Manchester, writing with true grit about the dark side of the city and drawing on her own life story. She works in a school for excluded pupils and campaigns to spread the transformative power of reading and writing in under-served communities.

”'The Northern Martina Cole. Karen Woods writes about Manchester with a pageturning fierceness.” - Melanie Blake

”'Wow! Karen Woods has delivered a gripping read full of grit and with characters to keep you turning the pages. And that ending! I didn’t see that coming at all. Loved it. 5 huge stars from me.” - Caz Finlay, author of the Bad Blood series