Just One Look

Lindsay Cameron. Ballantine, $27 (304) ISBN 978-0-593-15905-7
Cassie Woodson, the narrator of this entertaining, seamless story about obsession, stalking, and revenge from Cameron (Biglaw), ended her promising law career and the relationship with her boyfriend in a workplace act of violence that went viral. Now, the friendless, mentally unstable Cassie ekes out a living as a temp reviewing correspondence for a Manhattan legal firm’s large-scale fraud suit. The claustrophobic, crowded office matches her mood, as she fixates on her mistakes. Then she reads a personal, loving email from Forest Watts, a partner at the firm, to his wife, Annabelle. The couple’s revealing emails, which suggest a perfect life and love, soon become Cassie’s lifeline and give her hope about solid relationships. Consumed with Forest, Cassie follows him and Annabelle on social media and in real life as her tenuous grip on sanity continues to slip. Cameron skillfully makes the unlikable Cassie sympathetic, even as her propensity for anger and violent fantasies grows. The twist-filled plot contains myriad surprises. Psychological thriller fans will be more than satisfied. Agent: Alexa Stark, Trident Media Group. (July)
Reviewed on : 05/12/2021
Release date: 04/27/2021
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Book - 978-0-593-15906-4
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