The Herd is a female-only shared workspace run by Eleanor. There is waiting list a mile long but Katie cuts the line. Katie’s sister, Hana is the company’s freelance publicist—and Eleanor’s confidante. On Katie’s first day, the company has a break-in overnight with nothing stolen—but an anti-women slogan is found scrawled on a single wall. The Antiherd, an online hate group, is suspected. Later, on the threshold of a big business announcement, Eleanor goes missing. The two sisters and another of Eleanor’s besties decide to investigate.
This sounds like such a great thriller based on the synopsis. Unfortunately, it is not and I struggled to get through it. Every character is unlikeable. I didn’t care what happened to them. The fact that all the “twists” were secrets that were foreshadowed excessively did not add to my enjoyment. I kept putting this book down and picking up another to read. However, I vowed today that I would finish it no matter what. Maybe the ending was great and would increase my enjoyment of the book? It didn’t. It seemed rushed like the author realized she had the exact number of words for which she was contracted to write so she just phoned the ending in. Overall, The Herd was very disappointing. 2 stars.
Thanks to Ballantine Books, Random House and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.