Review: Out of Her Depth by Lizzy Barber

Author: Lizzy Barber
Publisher: MIRA
Released: July 12, 2022
Received: NetGalley

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Some novels will forever change the way you look at things. Take Out of Her Depth. After reading this book, you may not view summer vacations in the same bright and happy light.

Rachel thought she was the luckiest woman to land such a summer job. She gets to stay in a beautiful pensione, full of beautiful sights and stunning people. But you know the saying – if it looks too good to be true…

Her coworker, Diana, seems to be the perfect companion. At first. But as time goes on, it becomes clear that Diana is working under ulterior motives, and it might just be Rachel who ultimately pays the price.

I picked Out of Her Depth because I wanted an easy escape – something thrillers tend to promise, right? And I certainly got what I had hoped for. This is an ideal thriller in that there is tension, characters you love to hate, and the works.

The obsession over Diana got a bit tiring for me, though it is admittedly an essential premise for the novel. It probably became grating in combination with the slow-burning format, which is usually fine, but in this case, it drew out the elements I enjoyed the least.

Normally I like to promise that there are many twists in a thriller. However, Out of Her Depth didn’t have too many. Don’t get me wrong – it had a few (it has to!), but not as many as I would have liked.

Overall I would have to say that Out of Her Depth is a very run-of-the-mill thriller. It isn’t bad, but it isn’t an outstanding example of the genre. It’s still a fun and quick read, though; sometimes, that’s all one can hope for.

Thanks to MIRA and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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