BOOK REVIEW: EYES ON YOU BY KATE WHITE

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Eyes on You by Kate White
Harper (ebook), 2014
320 Pages

Author Website

Amazon (UK)

I borrowed this ebook from my library and read it on my Kobo. This book was part of Overdrive’s Big Library Read.

BLURB
A rising media star must battle a diabolical enemy in this riveting tale of psychological suspense from Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sixes and Hush.

After a painful divorce and losing her on-air job two years ago, Robin Trainer has fought hard to regain her career. Now, as the popular co-host of a nightly entertainment show and the author of a hot new bestseller, she’s being dubbed a media double threat. In a business full of rivals eager to see you fail, making a comeback was tough, and Robin isn’t about to do anything that could jeopardize her newfound success.

But suddenly things begin going wrong. A few small but nasty incidents shake her confidence: a vicious note tucked into her purse at her book signing; the photo on her book jacket slashed in her office; a doll that looks just like her—but with its eyes gouged out—left on her desk chair. Soon the meanness turns threatening.

Someone has eyes on Robin, an adversary with a dark agenda who wants to hurt her and see her fall, and the clues point to someone she works with every day. As she frantically tries to put the pieces together and unmask an enemy hiding in the shadows all too close to her, it becomes terrifyingly clear that the person responsible isn’t going to stop until Robin loses everything that matters to her . . . including her life.

OPENING SENTENCE
The shoes had made a nasty dent in my paycheck, but I wasn’t sorry I’d splurged.

REVIEW
I logged into the e-book catalogue of my library and noticed the Big Library Read promoted heavily on the front page. Overdrive is the system the library uses to store their e-book’s. It’s used by a lot of libraries. I decided on the spur of the moment to take part.

I wasn’t impressed by Eyes on You. The main issues (and there are many). I had to wade through pages of pages of waffle about what the insipid characters were eating and wearing. Colour me tedious. The dialogue was wooden and awkward constantly and the book is full of the most awful demeaning stereotypes. Successful women are ball breaking bitches. Blonde women are dumb as shit. Women in their late thirties are ugly, bedraggled skanky hounds. I couldn’t get invested in the main character Robin who’s so bland it made me want to puke. Grow a pair already and stop whining. Who’d want to stalk someone so dull? Eyes on You wasn’t the worst novel I’ve read but it was far from the best. When a novel needs to have the sub-heading a suspense novel you know it’s not going to be that great. There was nothing unique about this novel that made it stand out from the thousands similar published all the time. Eyes on You is forgettable and I probably won’t remember it next week. I didn’t know who the stalker was but the author didn’t make me care about anyone in this novel or what happened to them. Eyes on You was a huge disappointment.

RATING

1 STAR

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