Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eyes on You by Kate White

Robin Trainer is coming back to work after a two year hiatus.  She's got the right clothes, the right make-up, the right moves and quick repartee as well as exudes confidence.  She's got it back and she wants to make it big.  Someone else wants her to fail...

Harper sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published this month, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is an interesting look at how media works on the front line.  It's not easy to always look your best and act cheerful all the time.  You also have to watch the others on the set because each person there is trying to get ahead.  They don't care who they step on.

The story quickly turns into a psychological thriller when Robin finds a nasty note in her purse that was only unattended for a few minutes.  Her photos on the back of her best seller have been cut in pieces.  A Barbie doll is left on her chair with the eyes cut out.  And if that's not enough, she gets burned by a chemical put in her makeup.

You flip pages through the story trying to figure out who has Robin in the crosshairs.  It's suspenseful, interesting and imaginative.  On the other hand, Robin is a shallow character I had a hard time liking.  She does some dumb things, call her shoes nicknames, and it made me wonder how she got to be a favorite.  It takes all types.

The ending is exciting and it takes all Robin's friends to help her find out who was after her.  The final confrontation is thrilling.  It's a good beach read.  And you may wonder afterwards what you would do it if someone was trying to destroy you...

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