Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: February 28, 2019
“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.
I devoured this exhilarating, deeply dark and disturbing tale. It’s everything you want in a psychological thriller: compulsive, gripping, intelligently written, and a perfectly paced crazy-pants kind of a ride!
Everyone wants to be Ann. She’s a successful psychotherapist and author of self-help books. She’s happily married to a doctor and of course, she’s gorgeous and perfect in every way. At least it appears that way from the outside looking in. On the other hand, Sadie is a bit of a recluse since her husband left her. She’s unemployed, has let herself go, rarely leaves the house, and spies on her neighbors, including Ann. From the outside looking in Sadie appears to be a sad, pathetic mess. Both of these woman are polar opposites, but are they?
What I love about King’s books is her ability to write the most intriguing, complex, and sociopathic characters I have ever read. Her characters are always well developed and brilliantly written and these characters are no different. The narrative switches between Sadie and an unnamed narrator, “Her”, but we aren’t exactly sure who she is until the intentional reveal. Sadie is such a fantastically fun character to read – some of her dialogue made me snicker aloud. The complementary sections from “Her” perspective are clever and brilliant.
HER is an addictive page-turner, filled with desire, tension, jealousy, twists and turns galore. I can’t recommend all of King’s books enough, but because of the ending, this one is my favorite. I rate this book 5 stars.
Thank you so much to author for my review copy of this book!
Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.
The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.
The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me.
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