Her by Harriet Lane
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Two women; two different worlds.
Emma is a struggling mother who has put everything on hold.
Nina is sophisticated and independent - entirely in control.
When the pair meet, Nina generously draws Emma into her life. But this isn't the first time the women's paths have crossed. Nina remembers Emma and she remembers what Emma did.
But what exactly does Nina want from her?
And how far will she go in pursuit of it?
This book has been a hard one for me to review. I finished it a few days ago and its taken me this ling to really think about how to describe this book.
Her has been already a big hit and got quite a bit of hype around it, so when I received this in the post for review I couldn't wait to get started.
Her is a psychological thriller with two main characters, Nina and Emma. We follow both characters and get both their point of view on each event. This I really struggled with as majority of the even would be repeated in the perspective of the other character. I enjoyed reading the event the first time around but by the time I began to read that chapter again but in th Point of view of someone else I began to get bored. Sometimes it would almost be.identical and have paragraphs which were a complete repeat. Once I identified this was the pattern of the book I found myself skimming the second chapter of that event.
Nina knows Emma from her past and she has done something to Nina, the who story is building up to us find in out what she has done an to be honest I found This was done very slowly. I did expect a lot more from this book an I think that is probably down to the amount of hype this book already has received. I felt I was constantly waiting for something to happen in th plot, I waited and waited until almost 90% through, when we as th reader finally fin out what is happening. When I did find out I was disappointed, I found it to be unrealistic and silly. I was really expecting more.
The Book is beautifully written , however and it s a pleasure to read from that respect, but unfortunately this book did not do it for me. There were too many issues I had to over come and then I felt left down at the end. I also felt that the ending was incredibly rushed. It felt like as the reader we waited forever for th plot to arrive, but blink and you miss it. I actually had to go back and reread what had just happened.
Overall the book was O.K, I have tried to be very honest about my review and as I said I have found it quite difficult to write. I wish the author the best of luck with this book, but unfortunately this was not for me. I would rate this book 2.5 stars, so rounded it up for Goodreads and Amazon.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending me this copy in exchange for an honest review.
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