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Just One Look by Lindsay Cameron

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Book Summary

Eyes aren’t the windows to the soul. Emails are.

Cassie Woodson is adrift. After suffering an epic tumble down the corporate ladder, Cassie finds the only way she can pay her bills is to take a thankless temp job reviewing correspondence for a large-scale fraud suit. The daily drudgery amplifies all that her life is lacking—love, friends, stability—and leaves her with too much time on her hands, which she spends fixating on the mistakes that brought her to this point.

While sorting through a relentless deluge of emails, something catches her eye: the tender (and totally private) exchanges between a partner at the firm, Forest Watts, and his enchanting wife, Annabelle. Cassie knows she shouldn’t read them. But it’s just one look. And once that door opens, she finds she can’t look away.

Every day, twenty floors below Forest’s corner office, Cassie dissects their emails from her dingy workstation. A few clicks of her mouse and she can see every adoring word they write to each other. By peeking into their apparently perfect life, Cassie finds renewed purpose and happiness, reveling in their penchant for vintage wines, morning juice presses, and lavish dinner parties thrown in their stately Westchester home. There are no secrets from her. Or so she thinks.

Her admiration quickly escalates into all-out mimicry, because she wants this life more than anything. Maybe if she plays make-believe long enough, it will become real for her. But when Cassie orchestrates a “chance” meeting with Forest in the real world and sees something that throws the state of his marriage into question, the fantasy she’s been carefully cultivating shatters. Suddenly, she doesn’t simply admire Annabelle—she wants to take her place. And she’s armed with the tools to make that happen.


Condition: New

Hardcover, Published July 27, 2021 by Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780593159057


3 reviews for Just One Look by Lindsay Cameron

  1. Olivia F.

    Wow, I really enjoyed this thriller! I honestly felt entertained throughout the novel, and would totally recommend for anyone who’s a fan of obsessive thrillers.

  2. Chandra

    I LOVE obsession stories and goodness does JUST ONE LOOK show just how much we actually reveal about ourselves in emails, on social media, how easily someone an be manipulated based on the information they put out there and how there is probably at least one person out there obsessing about you and you have no idea. 😮

    For me, this starts off a bit slow and took a little bit for me to get into. Cassie is quite the interesting character and I did enjoy following her down her bat shit crazy path. As the chapters progressed, I found myself so very curious on how things were going to unravel. But oh my. She is her own very unreliable narrator, binge drinking, not knowing entirely how some things occurred bc of said drinking and, as we know, completely obsessed with Forest. Where it starts to unravel for me, is towards the end. Things blow up as we expect but the *news flash* that comes with it seemed a bit abrupt and rushed. I did groan a bit at this piece and roll my eyes because after all this build up,.. well, why did it need to go that far? Also the epilogue felt a bit much though I did enjoy where it landed, even if slightly predictable.

    My first Cameron and will definitely be keeping an eye out for her next release.
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  3. KC

    This one was such a great surprise. I did a mid year wrap up a and put this in as one my favorite books of the year.

    This one completely blew me away. I went into this one expecting an average thriller so it was a complete surprise how much I enjoyed this one. I adored the main character and her crazy out of control antics. I think Joe Goldberg fans will really enjoy this one. A great one to go into blind. I’ve seen a bunch of other amazing reviews for this one so if it’s not on your list, I am asking you to make sure you add it! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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