|Her: A Novel|
To be published January 6, 2015; Little, Brown and Company
Genre: fiction, suspense
Emma and Nina met years ago when they were teenagers, but they never became friends. Emma, now married and pregnant with a toddler and a baby, is courted in seeming friendship by Nina, who does remember Emma from those long ago days. Nina offers help to the overwhelmed Emma, with some babysitting and even offering Emma and her family her father's French villa for two weeks in the summer.
But Nina doesn't tell Emma that they knew each other years ago. This keeps you on the edge wondering what Nina is up to with her secrecy, her spying on Emma, and her little sabotages of Emma's life.
Enticing but subtle plot, lyrical descriptions of surroundings and place, and two intriguing women whose characters and personalities are the opposite but whose "friendship" kept me on edge with anticipation.
Thanks to the publisher for an early read of the ebook proof.