Thursday, June 26, 2014

Eyes on You by Kate White

Author: Kate White
Publisher: Harper
Date of publication: June 2014

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.

Eyes on You is definitely one of those books that sucks you right in.  Robin is finally getting her career back. A successful book and a new TV show have her thinking that life is pretty good.  But someone has other ideas.  Slowly, she starts to feel like someone is following her and watching her.  She starts to get threatening messages and someone drugs her more than once.  The problem is that Robin thinks she knows who is doing it, but no one believes her.  

I thought the psychological suspense was was spot on and could feel the frustration building in Robin as things begin to unravel.  For the most part, I liked Robin's character.  She is ambitious and likable, if a little too trusting.  I just thought she made some incredibly stupid choices throughout the story. She did redeem herself in the end and I was satisfied with her growth.

There were a multitude of suspects in the book.  I was happy that I wasn't able to figure it out early on.  I like it more when I'm kept guessing and was surprised at the identity in the end.  I definitely recommend this one.  It's the first I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more by her.

About the author:

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of nine works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and three suspense novels, including,  Eyes on You, which will be published in June. For fourteen years she was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author. Her books have received starred reviews from a variety of publications and she has been covered everyplace from The Today Show to The New York Times. Her first Bailey Weggins mystery, If Looks Could Kill, was named as the premier Reading with Rippa selection and soon shot to number one on Amazon. (And it’s now being made into an opera!). She is published in 18 countries around the world. Kate is also the author of several very popular career books, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve, and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do.

 Find out more about Kate at her website and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Kate’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, June 3rd: Jen’s Book Thoughts
Wednesday, June 4th: The Year in Books
Thursday, June 5th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Monday, June 9th: Tales of a Book Addict
Tuesday, June 10th: Drey’s Library
Wednesday, June 11th: A Bookworm’s World
Thursday, June 12th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
Wednesday, June 18th: Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tuesday, June 24th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, June 25th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Thursday, June 26th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 30th: BoundbyWords
Wednesday, July 2nd: Sara’s Organized Chaos

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine being in Robin's shoes ... how scary!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.