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Review: What About Her by Emma Tharp

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About the Book

It’s been six months since Willow left Kate Bergman’s college dorm room to go for an evening run…and never came back.

Everybody else who loved Willow is ready for closure, but something deep inside Kate says that her dearest childhood friend is somehow still alive. And that obstinate conviction is alienating all the people Kate loves most.

Even River McEwan is upset with her, and that’s the deepest blow of all. River was Willow’s boyfriend, but the three of them—Kate, Willow, and River—have been friends since childhood.

When a professor assigns Kate and River to be partners in a joint research project, Kate hopes it’s a chance to tear down the barrier between them, but instead faces an even bigger challenge. As she and River meet over the school project, their renewed friendship flares into something more.

Soon River is enticing Kate to do things she’s never dreamed of. But while she can’t imagine giving up River, Kate doesn’t know whether she can—or even should—stop wondering whether Willow will ever come home….  


What About Her centered around three friends, Willow, Kate and River. Willow and River were in a relationship but the three of them had been friends since childhood. One day Willow disappeared from her daily run and after no leads or explanations for 6 months, her family decided to have a memorial service to let her go, except Kate.

Since the disappearance, Kate and River hadn't spoken with each other. Later we learn why but through this difficult situation, Kate can't let go of the belief that somehow Willow is still alive. This thinking hasn't exactly gained her any popularity with anyone especially River but through a chance project at school, they get paired together and work through their broken friendship. Not only do they mend what once was but they realize that there is something more beyond what lies beneath the surface meeting fate through their revelations. 

What About Her definitely tested my patience because the not knowing of what happened to Willow literally drove me crazy and the friendship/relationship that develops between of River and Kate makes you not want to put the book down. I'll admit, I was a bit judgmental about them in the beginning because so many questions came in my mind like who does that but as the plot unravels and their story presents more answers, they grew on me and I couldn't help root for them. Now, I'll leave it up to you to judge but overall it was a good story. The book had a nice flow to it and that ending was definitely a shocker. It definitely wasn't what I expected which completely changed everything. I've got so many questions now on the edge of my seat but just like you, I'll have to wait until the next book to find out what happens! Make sure you add this to your TBR! 

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