Sep 06, 2014
Her – Harriet Lane
I was recommended Her by my good friend Emma as our book club read for August of this year. I had heard a lot about this book on social media, so I was excited to get started.
I was instantly excited to get started on viewing the cover and the intriguing tagline, ‘You don’t remember her, but she remembers you’.
The story follows the lives of two women, Emma and Nina, and is split into their own respected narratives for each chapter.
Emma is a struggling mother who has put everything on hold. Nina is sophisticated and independent – completely in control. When the pair meet, Nina generously draws Emma into her life. But this isn’t the first time the women’s paths have crossed. Nina remembers Emma and she remembers what Emma did..
Her is a thrilling read that keeps you turning the pages to find out just what Nina might come up with next. I found the descriptions very evocative, and some of the actions taken out by Nina deeply disturbing.
The story gradually builds up the relationship of the two women, and throughout you find yourself on the edge of the seat as though the truth is going to suddenly come out. The build up is slow (in a good way!) and meticulously thought out, bringing the reader right into the centre of the two women’s relationship.
Her is a fantastic book, and one I’m very glad I had the chance to read. I’d recommend this to anyone who is a fan of a cleverly planned out thriller.
You can get your own copy of Her here.