Perfect for a Rainy Day: Intriguing and Suspenseful | Review: All Eyes on Her by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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It was only fitting that I devoured All Eyes on Her on the rainiest day (so far) of our quarantine. Talk about setting the tone!


All Eyes on Her 
by L.E. Flynn

You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did….

Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her.

But what’s the real story? All Eyes On Her is told from everyone but Tabby herself as the people in her life string together the events that led Tabby to that cliff. Her best friend. Her sister. Her enemy. Her ex-boyfriend. Because everybody thinks they know a girl better than she knows herself.

What do you think is the truth?


All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5)
 
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the authors in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.  

When I say that this novel is an addictive substance, I'm not exaggerating. Maybe I was in the mood for a thriller. Or maybe Flynn's prose is like a drug. Whatever the case, I blew through All Eyes on Her within just a few hours and found myself unable to tear my eyes from it. (Ahem. Unintended joke but here we are. Who knows.)

All Eyes on Her is truly something. There's this inexplicable quality to it that leads to the novels overall potency--it compels you from the very second you read its synopsis. A quick, one worded review would be simple: enthralling. And it is just that, despite being a bit predictable. (Side note: this isn't an insult. I read a lot of thrillers in a similar vein, and sometimes things feel familiar to me.) 

What makes the story all the more indulgent and chilling is the way that the central storylines tie into the bigger picture. All Eyes on Her was appropriately titled due to how quickly the puzzle pieces begin to merge. Flynn toys her readers into the mysterious air. The psychological ton the story takes as it unravels makes All Eyes on Her even more impossible to put down.

Uniquely, this story shows us the many angles of a crime vs. the complexities of humanity--the ever changing POV elevates the tension to new levels. And I especially enjoyed how All Eyes on Her approached the character at the center: the story is never told from the suspects point of view, which makes the story even more engaging.

At the end of the day, All Eyes on Her all but begs readers to question everyone and everything.

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