Looker by Laura Sims [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Looker

Author: Laura Sims

Publisher: Scribner

Publish Date: January 8, 2019

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

Looker by Laura SIms


Though the two women live just a few doors apart, a chasm lies between them. The actress, a celebrity with a charmed career, shares a gleaming brownstone with her handsome husband and three adorable children, while the recently separated narrator, unhappily childless and stuck in a dead-end job, lives in a run-down, three-story walk-up with her ex-husband’s cat.

As her fascination with her famous neighbor grows, the narrator’s hold on reality begins to slip. Before long, she’s collecting cast-off items from the actress’s stoop and fantasizing about sleeping with the actress’s husband. After a disastrous interaction with the actress at the annual block party, what began as an innocent preoccupation turns into a stunning—and irrevocable—unraveling.

Looker by Laura SIms


A woman is obsessed with a neighbor. The obsessed woman’s life is slowly unraveling, and the neighbor is a beautiful actress who appears to have the perfect life.

Looker is narrated by an unnamed woman who is going through a divorce, infertility, and a failing career. While struggling with various areas of her life, she becomes entranced with her neighbor’s perfect life. As the narrator’s life continues to unravel, she becomes more and more obsessed with her neighbor.

Looker is a dark tale of one woman’s descent into madness. This is a slow-paced story, but one that kept my interest. If you’re looking for a twisty thriller, then pass on this one. If you’re looking for a dark character study, pick Looker up. Dark, complex, and disturbing.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

7 thoughts on “Looker by Laura Sims [Book Review]

  1. Great review, Darinda! I just finished this one! Wasn’t sure what I thought of that ending but overall I enjoyed it!

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