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Looker by Laura Sims
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really liked it

I agree with reviewers on Goodreads who say this book is being incorrectly marketed as a thriller. It’s not a thriller in the traditional sense of fast-paced plot twists and a satisfying whodunnit. This one is a slow and unnerving character study of a woman slowly becoming undone.

After years of fertility treatments and trying for a family, the unnamed narrator, estranged from her husband, now lives alone with her ex’s cat. Soon, she becomes fixated on her seemingly perfect neighbor and obsessed about making a good impression at the neighborhood block party.

Occasionally funny but also profoundly unsettling, I really enjoyed this short and elegantly crafted book about a woman slowly and subtly unraveling at the seams. Like a car stuck on the train tracks, you might guess at the inevitable, catastrophic conclusion, but you also can’t look away.
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Reading Progress

March 20, 2019 – Started Reading
March 20, 2019 – Shelved
March 22, 2019 – Finished Reading

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