The Herd is about a group of women who have been best friends since college. These women are strong and feminists and willing to go above and beyond not only for themselves, but for their cause. They believe they know everything about each other. But do they?
THE HERD, HER D is a women’s only working space in New York. The wait list to become a member, very long. It’s conception the idea of one of the friends, Eleanor who is now The HERD’s CEO.
As THE HERD took off, she and the group of friends were able to make it what it has become, popular to women, empowering to women, but distasteful to some men. So much so that the three offices had recently been vandalized with graffiti in the bathroom.
The women: Eleanor who has always been in charge and always been the go to person for the other friends. Hanna is a PR person for THE HERD as well as a few other companies. Katie is Hanna’s kid sister who is a writer who has recently moved to New York after a book deal went very bad. Mikki rounds out the group as one of Eleanor’s right hands.
Everything is coming together for a merger with another company when Eleanor suddenly disappears on the night of the big announcement. Everybody begins to scramble to find her. But no one knows where she could be.
And with Eleanor’s disappearance the flood gates open as to who Eleanor really was and what was she hiding. What lies had been told not only by Eleanor, but by each of the other women through the years. Could they even trust one another?
As they delve deeper into Eleanor’s life, they soon realize she may not really have been who they thought she was…but neither have they, because they all have a secret they have been hiding for many years. Something which could destroy them all.
Can the women stay strong in the hopes of finding out what happened to Eleanor, or are they on the road to destroying THE HERD and each other.
Bartz, whose first book The Lost Night, which is another fantastic read, has once again succeeded in keeping the suspense flowing and the reader guessing until literally the last page.
Thank you to #NetGalley #Ballentine/RandomHouse #TheHerd #AndreaBartz for the advanced copy.