I received an ebook copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley, the review is my own and in no way influenced by this.
All Eyes on Us is the second book from author Kit Frick, I had read her first one. I went into this one just from the synopsis and loved it. I’m a sucker for thrillers and young adult books, so combine the two and I’m sold.
Reading this at first, I did find myself disliking Amanda slightly. She is popular and her family are social climbers. They care about keeping up appearances and buying expensive things. It’s a world I know nothing of. As the story progressed, Amanda’s character evolved, and you could see that a lot of this was due to her upbringing.
Rosalie is a very different character. She is struggling to keep who she is a secret from her deeply religious Christian family. Seeing her girlfriend while dating Carter, Amanda’s boyfriend, to keep her secret.
The book was a little slow to start with, introducing the two characters but it did pick up quite quickly. The anonymous texter reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars. Private was like A, though unlike Pretty Little Liars I wasn’t left annoyed, or confused after the big reveal. (PLL fans, you know how disappointing that reveal was at the end of the 7th season!)
I found myself keeping guessing as to who was behind the private number, and keep changing my mind as to who I thought this was. Some people may think the culprit is obvious, but other like me, wont.
I think if you liked the show Pretty Little Liars, you’ll like this. Book synopis below!
Lou @ Wishful Books Reviews
PRIVATE NUMBER: Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?
AMANDA: Who is this?
The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He’s kind, ambitious, the town golden boy–but he’s far from perfect. Because behind Amanda’s back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.
PRIVATE NUMBER: I’m watching you, Sweetheart.
ROSALIE: Who IS this?
Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend–while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion “therapy,” her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.
When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage–and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives.
PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn’t have ignored me. Now look what you made me do…