cover image Eyes on You

Eyes on You

Kate White. Harper, $25.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-06-157663-8

Bestseller White’s breezy style belies the sinister doings of an enemy determined to undermine the recently resurrected career of TV chat show cohost Robin Trainer, in this novel of suspense set against a New York–media-chic backdrop. At first, the small subversive antics appear merely the work of a sullen prankster. But a nasty message scrawled across her notes for a speech at her book launch party and slashed book jackets are just the beginning. All the while, White (The Sixes) maintains a fine balance between crafting credible characters and building tension, as Robin starts to fray around the edges. Naturally, Robin begins to suspect her coworkers. Could Carter Brooks, her hunky cohost, be afraid she’ll overtake his lead on the show? Does news/talk-show host Vicki Cruz, aka “Cruz Missile,” have eyes on Robin’s enviable job? With pop culture references and attention to fashion detail, White keeps the story both timely and engaging. It’s her devious mind, however, that puts the thrill in this thriller. Agent: Sandra Dijkstra, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. (July)