My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Her every fear? More like my every fear!
Somebody posted a picture of this book in one of the bookish Facebook groups I’m a part of and the caption was…
I. AM. SHOOK.
Of course, I immediately decided to check it out from the library (and bonus – no waitlist!).
I mean, I’m kind of hesitant to even give away the plot of this book because it’s so messed up that you have to read it for yourself. Let’s just say that if I were a young girl living alone, I would have a hard time sleeping at night.
Plot? Kate and Corbin are cousins, one living in Boston and one living in London. They decide to swap houses in a move that is reminiscent of The Holiday. Except this story doesn’t end with a charming Jack Black stealing the heart of our female protagonist. Instead, our main character, Kate, finds herself living a nightmare when Corbin’s neighbor is found dead inside her apartment. Who killed her? What was their motive? And is Kate in danger?
This book had the perfect amount of tension and suspense. I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next and as the story went on it kept getting more interesting. It unfolded perfectly, with little bits and pieces being revealed along the way to bring the pieces of the puzzle together for the reader.
The only downer for me was the ending. I found it to be slightly anticlimactic. I found the “killer” to be somewhat obvious and not entirely unexpected. I guess I was waiting for some big twist or surprise which never really came.
But, it was still a great read, and one that is easy to devour in a short period of time.
This book totally gave me Karin Slaughter vibes (cough… Pretty Girls… cough). It had the same bold and graphic detail that I’ve come to love and expect from Slaughter, but which also makes her work hard to stomach. Peter Swanson gave me the same graphic content which may not be everybody’s cup of tea.
All in all, four big stars for Her Every Fear. And I’ll pass along the message that “I. AM. ALSO. SHOOK.”