Book Review: All Eyes on Her

A blue-eyed killer with a score to settle

Have you ever checked your screen time and realized you spent 70 percent  of your day on your phone? You are not alone. This past summer I decided I was tired of relying on my phone for entertainment. 

Whether it be social media apps, texting, calling or even emails, my phone was eating up way too much of my time. This is something most of us are probably more guilty of than we would like to admit. 

In an attempt to take back my time and be more present in the world, I went to my local library and picked up a few books. 

The key to reading is finding out what you are interested in and reading at your own will. If you are interested in reading, but do not know where to begin, here are a few suggestions to hopefully help you build your own library. 

The first book, and one of my favorites from this past summer, is All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn. This young adult thriller brings so much to the table. 

When an All-American athlete is found dead after going hiking with his girlfriend, Tabby finds that she is  the main suspect in the investigation. Here’s the catch; the story is told from the perspective of everyone but the alleged culprit. Flynn lets us inside the heads of Tabby’s best friend, sister, ex-boyfriend and even her enemy. 

The book includes several chapters that show us excerpts from the town’s newspaper, texts between characters and interviews of different suspects at the police station. 

This case then goes on to make national news and Tabby is soon known on the internet as “The Blue-Eyed Killer.’’ 

When hearing the testimonies of those surrounding Tabby, we find out that maybe Tabby and Mark’s relationship wasn’t as picture perfect as it was made out to be. 

In their small town in Colorado, we begin to see division amongst the community. While some think a killer is on the loose, others believe that perhaps it was a terrible accident, and nobody is to blame for Mark’s death. 

All Eyes on Her is written in a way that leaves the reader with the opportunity to form their own conclusion on what exactly happened in the woods that day. 

Personally, I really enjoyed this book. If you are a crime junky or you enjoy reading murder mysteries,  this book is a great mix of both. I appreciated the way that the author takes on multiple perspectives. When reading books like this, it really allows you to feel like you are in the story. Being able to make your own judgments based on actions, details and facts in the story is a great way to gain reader’s interest. 

L.E. Flynn does an amazing job writing from different character perspectives that make you see Tabby from multiple mind-sets. Each character in this book adds a lot to the plot. Hearing others speak of her gives you an idea of who she is, and we are left to make a judgment based on how others speak of her. 

This book is a roller coaster of emotions. One second, I believed Tabby was certainly guilty of murder and the next I was convinced that Mark had slipped off the cliff.

To be honest, it is very fun to be able to decide for yourself who to believe and why to believe them. This book adds the element of interaction which keeps its readers hooked from cover to cover. 

Overall, this book is incredibly well written, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I would rate it an 8.5 out of 10. If you are looking for a thriller that will get you thinking, All Eyes on Her might be perfect for you.