PositiveShelf Awareness\"Tense, twisted and briskly paced, poet Laura Sims\'s debut novel, Looker, is the progressively disturbing story of one woman\'s grief-fueled spiral downward to an irredeemable rock bottom ... Somewhat surprisingly, the most disturbing thing about Looker is the creeping sense of complicity that Sims engenders in the reader. Her first-person, present-tense narration forces readers to join the narrator as she grows more daring, as though we too are peering in the actress\'s kitchen windows and stealing things from her front yard. However, the actress is never more than an image, while the narrator\'s psychological unraveling is starkly, brutally real.\
MixedShelf-AwarenessMore illustrative of the dramatically different universes that can exist within just one reality--or one city, or one family--than it is of technology\'s increasingly expansive role in our lives. The effect of these shifting viewpoints ultimately feels a bit uneven, and Schulman takes for granted that her readers will be as invested in some characters as they are in others. But, while flawed, Come with Me is a sharply observed, entertaining and occasionally heartrending novel that may help readers appreciate their own, singular, similarly flawed realities.