Publisher: Hot Banana Press
Release Date: February 28, 2019
Genre: Adult Fiction / Psychological Thriller
Goodreads Average: 4.52 *as of 2/27/19*
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.
What it’s about: Sadie is jealous of her neighbor Ann who seems to have it all while Sadie’s life is falling apart around her. She decides that the best way to treat her jealousy is by befriending Ann. But there is more to Ann than meets the eye, plus she seems like she might be a… serial killer? As their relationship deepens, Sadie begins to wonder just how far she will go to get the things she wants, and what the cost will be.
I will not lie to you, HER is very DARK, and very DISTURBING, plus there is an addition of a couple lesbian scenes that may not be for everyone. Luckily for the readers, Britney King has a wonderful way of writing where things aren’t too descriptive but you still know what is going on. Key words being: too descriptive. This isn’t a romance novel after all, it is a thriller, and psychological thriller it sure is!
The viewpoints switch mostly between Sadie and “her” although you don’t know for sure who exactly ‘her’ is until later on. I had a couple guesses and while I was right about something, I was wrong on another. I love what King did with the ‘her’ part of the novel and it kinda throws you for a loop.
Once again, HER is one of those addictive, can’t put down, watch the train wreck, devour in a day type of books. It’s pretty short at just under 300 pages and I was able to read it in a little over 3.5 hours. The pages go quick, and I honestly have come to expect nothing less from the lovely Britney King. This is also a standalone novel! While it does mention New Hope and Instalook a bit, the story is all it’s own and not specifically related to the New Hope novels.
Final Thought: If you are unable to handle triggers or dark thrillers, I wouldn’t recommend reading HER. But if you love dark, disturbing novels that will shake you to the core you should DEFINITELY read this. The plot and characters are well developed, and HER is my favorite book by this author yet!
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 / 5
Thank you so much to the author, Britney King, for providing me with an advance review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I love being a part of your review team and I know I will love everything you write! All opinions are my own.