Eyes on You. Finished 11-19-18, rating 4.5/5, mystery, 306 pages, pub. 2014
After losing her on-air job two years ago, television host Robin Trainer has fought her way back and now she’s hotter than ever. With her new show climbing in the ratings and her first book a bestseller, she’s being dubbed a media double threat.
But suddenly, things begin to go wrong. Small incidents at first: a nasty note left in her purse; her photo shredded. But the obnoxious quickly becomes threatening when the foundation the makeup artist uses burns Robin’s face. It wasn’t an accident—someone had deliberately doctored with the product.
An adversary with a dark agenda wants to hurt Robin, and the clues point to someone she works with every day. While she frantically tries to put the pieces together and unmask this hidden foe, it becomes terrifyingly clear that the person responsible isn’t going to stop until Robin loses everything that matters to her . . . including her life. from Goodreads
First, I need to set the stage. We are living back home, but only in a few rooms with pretty much no furniture. We have two mattresses on the floor in the family room and in the kitchen we have one metal outside chair and one basic wooden stool. The only real option for reading is the kitchen and the seats are only comfortable for about 10 minutes at a time (already I’m standing to type this). So, reading has not been easy in the past month. Imagine my surprise when I got sucked into this one and alternated between those two seats until I finished it at 1:30 am! It was that addicting.
Now for the rundown. Robin was making a career comeback. Her book was being released at the same time her on-air TV gig was catching on. She should have been flying high, but creepy and dangerous things started happening to make her feel threatened and she was afraid to make waves at work. He sexy co-star offered his body for comfort and for a few hot minutes she resisted. But good sex can take you only so far and Robin was feeling the pressure.
This was a great who-dun-it with real drama and lots of suspects that never felt like to many. I learned about the TV business and how cutthroat it can really be. This read so fast and I recommend it for everyone, but only when you have a few free hours. I kept telling myself only one more chapter until there were none left. The writing and the story were excellent.