Thanks to the author for sending me a free copy of the book.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
“After four, I quit counting. What’s the point if you know it isn’t going to stop?”
Sadie is jealous. Why wouldn’t she be? Her life is falling apart. Meanwhile, her new neighbor is everything she is not.
Ann is perfect—the kind of woman everyone loves to hate—and a best friend to die for. She hosts over-the-top dinner parties, takes parenting to an entirely different level, and makes ambition look sexy as hell.
Sadie learns quick: the best way to cure jealousy is to befriend it. She also learns there’s more to her new friend than meets the eye. She’s patient, she’s kind, and possibly a serial killer.
It isn’t until Ann’s proclivities hit a little too close to home that Sadie has to ask herself how much she’s willing to overlook in the name of getting what she wants.
Exquisitely paced, Her is an unnerving and electrifying psychological thriller about jealousy, passion, and the dangerous places desire can take you. Full of enough tension and twists to make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat, it keeps you guessing until the very last page.
You know how sometimes you can read a book by an author and it’s EVERYTHING and you’re convinced there’s no way anyone will ever be able to top it? That’s Britney King. I picked this one up expecting it to be a great ride, and it turned out to be insanity at its finest. I read Speak of the Devil last fall (I know, I know, I started that trilogy at the wrong end) and was gobsmacked. I remember everyone telling me to read more by her and wait for it, but they’re not always right, you know? It turns out they were, though.
Ok, so about this book. . . I don’t even know where to start. I mean, King gives us a prologue that drops us smack dab in the middle of a psychopath’s mission.
She thinks she can migrate, start a new life elsewhere, someplace where she can be whatever she wants to be. But she’s forgetting two things: wherever you go, there you are. Also, there are people like me.
Seriously. How do you read something like that and not start tearing through the pages at a breakneck pace just to figure out who these people are?! You don’t. Or at least that was the case for me. I stayed up until a highly inappropriate hour for someone who had an 8:00 AM appointment the next day as I found myself falling deeper and deeper into this web.
At first, I thought it was going to be pretty straightforward: she’s a total jerk, and she’s a victim (these vague ‘she’ references are intentional. You’re welcome.). But it definitely wasn’t that simple. Personality traits were revealed, morals were thrown right out the window, and the proverbial poop was hitting the fan a little harder with every page turn. Every time I’d finish a chapter, I’d have a moment where I thought Ok, now I get it. Now I see where this is going. And then I’d read the next chapter and it would happen all over again.
If you are looking for a psychological thriller to blow your socks off, to keep you up past your bedtime, to keep you guessing about every next move and motive, or characters that you’re going to love to hate, Her needs to be your next read. I can’t rave about this one enough. GO READ THIS BOOK!!
Highly recommend. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Book stats: paperback, 269 pages, Hot Banana Press, February 28, 2019
Thanks to Enticing Journey Book Promotions for organizing this tour.