All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick
Published June 4, 2019
Hardcover, 384 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4/5 STARS
(Thanks to Netgalley & Margaret K. McElderry, I received an eARC)
Pretty Little Liars meets People Like Us in this taut, tense thriller about two teens who find their paths intertwined when an anonymous texter threatens to spill their secrets and uproot their lives.
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…
I’ve only read one book by this author, this one. This one was a lot more than I bargained for. I knew it would have harder hitting topics, but I didn’t realize how in depth it would go. I was waiting for just a young adult mystery/thriller, with a bit of drama. What I got was a lot more, the mystery aspect was done wonderfully, and it was definitely thrilling as well.
Both main characters showed a lot of growth throughout the book, which was great because I was annoyed with them both at the begining. I enjoyed the different backgrounds of each character, especially since they lived so close together. I definitely get the Pretty Little Liars comparison, with the anonymous texts, and I liked how each girl handled them.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one, and can’t wait to get my hands on this author’s first novel See All the Stars. If you are just looking for a mystery/thriller be warned there are a lot of trigger warning for this one. I would recommend this one if you are looking for drama, lies, and intrigue.