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Review: Her

November 6, 2014

Her book

Emma is exhausted and overwhelmed by motherhood.  Nina is sophisticated and generous and, after a few chance encounters, comes to Emma’s rescue several times.  They strike up a friendship that seems innocent at first but, after a while, it becomes apparent that the encounters and the friendship aren’t as random as Emma thought.  It seems that Nina wants to destroy Emma’s idyllic life.

Her by Harriet Lane is a fascinating tale of cat and mouse.  The point of view alternates between Emma and Nina and, at first, their connection isn’t clear.  It didn’t matter, though, since both of their stories held my interest.  As the story progressed, though, it became obvious that one of them was up to something, but what?  I was drawn into both women’s stories as I tried to figure out their relationship and thought both of the characters were well written.

The storyline is compelling too.  It’s fraught with suspense and tension and I flew through Her because I just had to know what was going to happen.  The ending is a little open ended but I found it very satisfying.   Set aside some time to read this book because you won’t want to put it down!

Review copy provided by Hachette Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.


22 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2014 4:36 am

    I saw a tv show where someone became a nanny in a house just to destroy the family. This sounds a parallel to that one. Trying to solve the twists in the tale is interesting.

  2. November 6, 2014 6:26 am

    I love that it kept you riveted! Making note of the the title.

  3. November 6, 2014 8:23 am

    Sounds a bit like Single White Female?! Sounds like a great page turner..I might add this one to my TBR list.

  4. November 6, 2014 9:22 am

    I picked up a copy of this at BEA when the rep called it the next Gone Girl. I’ve been hearing good things!

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 6, 2014 10:38 am

    This one sound so good!

  6. November 6, 2014 10:42 am

    Glad you enjoyed this book so much! It does sounds good!

  7. November 6, 2014 11:01 am

    This is the kind of book I enjoy!

  8. November 6, 2014 11:25 am

    Sounds scary!

  9. Patty permalink
    November 6, 2014 11:34 am

    I keep seeing this book…love your thoughts about it…and I keep checking to see if I have read it because it reminds me of the cover of You! Red…one word! I need to read this one!

  10. November 6, 2014 12:48 pm

    You make this sound delicious! I must hunt down a copy.

  11. November 6, 2014 1:04 pm

    I really enjoyed this book especially as the reader gets an insight into Nina’s intention. Another book with a similar theme is Copycat by Gillian White.

  12. November 6, 2014 2:17 pm

    Kathy, this does sound like a page turner! Excellent, concise review.

  13. November 6, 2014 2:44 pm

    This does sound good! I am adding this to my wish list.

  14. November 6, 2014 3:44 pm

    My book club read this (we all received advanced copies which was nice) and it was a love/hate fest. But I found it to be one of those books that I could not stop thinking about and I loved the writing style. Most of the people who didn’t like it don’t like British books and/or felt the pace was too slow.

  15. November 6, 2014 5:12 pm

    I just got the e-galley for this one so I am glad you liked it.

  16. Ryan permalink
    November 6, 2014 6:55 pm

    You really need to read Gillespie & I by Jane Harris. If you liked this one, you would love that one.

  17. November 6, 2014 7:45 pm

    this sounds very good.

  18. November 6, 2014 10:41 pm

    Single White Female is all I thought of reading your review…then I started typing and thought of that movie The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (I think). Women be crazy!

  19. November 8, 2014 2:44 pm

    This sounds really good – hoping my library has it.

  20. November 9, 2014 9:50 pm

    This looks like my type of read! Off to add it to my list 🙂

  21. bookingmama permalink
    November 17, 2014 11:04 am

    Ok! You convinced me. This one is up next!

  22. November 24, 2014 9:48 pm

    this ones sounds like a definite novel I’ve got to get

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