Thursday, September 4, 2014

ARC Review: Eyes on You by Kate White

Publisher: Harper Collins
Publishing Date: June 24th, 2014
Genre: Adult Mystery
Pages: 320 pgs
ISBN: 9780061576638
Source: received from publisher for an honest review

and a half

Summary from Goodreads:

From New York Times bestselling author Kate White comes a riveting psychological suspense in which a media star must battle a malevolent enemy who may be disturbingly close to her.

After losing her on-air job two years ago, television host Robin Trainer has fought her way back and now she’s hotter than ever. With her new show climbing in the ratings and her first book a bestseller, she’s being dubbed a media double threat.

But suddenly, things begin to go wrong. Small incidents at first: a nasty note left in her purse; her photo shredded. But the obnoxious quickly becomes threatening when the foundation the makeup artist uses burns Robin’s face. It wasn’t an accident—someone had deliberately doctored with the product.

An adversary with a dark agenda wants to hurt Robin, and the clues point to someone she works with every day. While she frantically tries to put the pieces together and unmask this hidden foe, it becomes terrifyingly clear that the person responsible isn’t going to stop until Robin loses everything that matters to her . . . including her life.

My Review: 

I was asked to review this back in June and I am just getting to it now. I was excited to read this book because I've always wanted to read something by Kate White. I have her novel Hush but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. This novel is about a television personality slash author named Robin with is just coming back into the limelight after a slight scandal. Her book is fast becoming a hit and she is impressing the audience of her newstalk TV show. Well, not everyone is impressed with Robin's fast track to success and they are starting to show their discontent by trying to sabotage her. The mystery culprit begins with some small scale scare tactics and then it escalates and Robin is actually physically hurt. Robin and her trusted friends spend most of the novel trying to figure out who is behind all these occurances.
Well, I don't know if it was my high expectations, or the mood I was in when I read this book but I have to say that while I really wanted to like this book I was more or less meh about it. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either. It's been about a week since I've finished this mystery but I already forget some of it. To me this means it wasn't that memorable. I was a little bit disappointing for me. I did enjoy the story while I read it but it did awe me.
I have to admit to figuring out who the wicked saboteur was pretty much from the 3rd chapter. There were times when I questioned it and thought of others but I had it pretty much locked in. In some ways I like figuring it out early because when you read the book you can look for all the subtle clues the author puts in. In other ways, I really like a good mind fuck. I like when the author makes my mouth gape in wtfery and when I never see it coming. In this case, it was fun seeing all the little signs but at the same time it also made the book slightly less interesting.
As a whole this is a decent read if you like adult mysteries but it isn't one that will blow your mind. This is no Gone Girl.  

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