Audrey Miller has an enviable new job at the Smithsonian, a body by reformer Pilates, an apartment door with a broken lock, and hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers to bear witness to it all. Having just moved to Washington, DC, Audrey busies herself impressing her new boss, interacting with her online fan base, and staving off a creepy upstairs neighbor with the help of the only two people she knows in town: an ex-boyfriend she can’t stay away from and a sorority sister with a high-powered job and a mysterious past. But Audrey’s faulty door may be the least of her security concerns. Unbeknownst to her, her move has brought her within striking distance of someone who’s obsessively followed her social media presence for years–from her first WordPress blog to her most recent Instagram Story. No longer content to simply follow her carefully curated life from a distance, he consults the dark web for advice on how to make Audrey his and his alone. In his quest to win her heart, nothing is off-limits–and nothing is private.
I’m not going to lie, I was a bit disappointed with this one. It’s such a shame because I was so looking forward to reading it and I enjoyed the story right up until near the end. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I have to say the ending was quite disappointing. For me, those involved in the conclusion of a thriller should be characters who were involved in the story throughout and that just wasn’t the case here. I honestly feel like the whole book could have been about Audrey and Cat and they dynamics of their relationship. By the end of the book, Audrey’s stalker felt like a secondary story when it was the main story all along. Cat had an interesting past and I really think the book could have focused on that more. I would have read a whole book just about their friendship. The story of this was good but I think the conclusion massively let it down.