TITLE: All Eyes on Us
AUTHOR: Kit Frick
PUBLICATION DATE: June 4th, 2019
GENRE: Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Young Adult, LGBTQ+
PRIVATE NUMBER: Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?
AMANDA: Who is this?
The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He’s kind, ambitious, the town golden boy—but he’s far from perfect. Because behind Amanda’s back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.
PRIVATE NUMBER: I’m watching you, Sweetheart.
ROSALIE: Who IS this?
Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend—while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion “therapy,” her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.
When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage—and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives.
PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn’t have ignored me. Now look what you made me do…
I had the hardest time connecting with this book.
I liked Rosalie and her story well enough. I truly hated how she used Carter though. I know she was just doing what she thought she had to do to stay safe, but still. Carter is a cheater and deserved it, but it still didn’t feel quite right.
I disliked Amanda a lot and didn’t have a ton of sympathy for her. Her parts were boring and felt unnecessary.
I also really disliked all the thriller-y drama. It just felt out of place, which was odd seeing as it’s the main plot of the book.
I think I would have liked this a lot more if it wasn’t a thriller, if Amanda hadn’t been a main character, and it focused more on Rosalie and her faith/situation.
I can’t really go into much more detail about why I disliked it for fear of spoiling it, so this will have to be a short review.
Special thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review.