This debut novel by Laura Sims has one of the more interesting covers that I’ve seen lately. The lipstick smeared all over the photo of this anonymous woman makes me want to read more. Looker is the story of an obsessed neighbor, an actress who has no idea, and an incident that changes the narrative from peeping Tom to over the edge madness.
Although the cover pulled me in, the story, to me, felt like what I read in The Girl on the Train and so many more of these “obsession” thrillers that have become popular lately. I felt no connection to the narrator in this book, I didn’t want to know why she obsessed over the actress, nor did I care to find out what happened in the end of the book. This was one of those books that I was hoping was going to be one of my favorites of the year, but it fell short, very short, for me.
Sadly, this book gets a 1 star from me. I wanted to like this, I wanted to be invested in the story, but it didn’t do anything for me.