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What could Cammie McGovern have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I really wanted to like this book because it was written by Cammie McGovern who wrote the moving and beautiful Eye Contact. A couple simple things prevented that though. I didn't really like our main character Betsy, I found her at times boring, depressing and frustrating. Even hearing anything from her point of you made me feel like I was in a helpless fog, like she always seemed to be. I can't say that I liked any of the characters. To me, the characters are the main part of any mystery. But the worst thing about Neighborhood Watch was simply that the plot just goes berserk at some point. One moment we are following our unlikable characters through the secrets of their interpersonal relationships on their myndane cul-de-sac and the next moment people are babbling on about secret corporations working on cold fusion. Huh? It really was a bad book.