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'Thriller of the Year' Daily Mail
'Hypnotic and scary' Stephen King
'Examines the fine line between seduction and stalking . . . Ludicrously readable' Guardian
When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten.
But there's more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences...
A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes' You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any YOU have ever read.
'I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious' Lena Dunham
‘Brilliant thriller with attitude, guts and true insight into the nature of obsession' Sophie Hannah
'A fantastically creepy thriller... The kind of book you put your life on hold for' Glamour
'Clever and chilling' Elle
'A brilliant tale… It's Gone Girl meets a sinister version of Girls' Marie Claire
'An addictive thriller!' Closer
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Step into the mind of a disturbed bookstore manager who develops a sick obsession with a flirtatious customer. Like Gone Girl, American writer Caroline Kepnes’ debut is an unsettling but entertaining psychological thriller that creeps under your skin. Joe Goldberg never went to college, but he knows more about literature than most of his more affluent and socially competent peers in New York City. When Joe encounters aspiring writer Guinevere Beck—a university graduate with party-girl habits and bad taste in men—he aims to conquer her affection through a deranged quest that takes many dark and unexpected twists.
Debut novelist Kepnes s seriously unsettling depiction of stalking nevertheless manages to invoke glimmers of sympathy for its perpetrator. Joe is working as a clerk at a bookstore on New York City s Lower East Side when M.F.A. writing student Guinevere Beck (known as Beck) saunters in. Joe knows immediately that they re meant to be together. What follows is a chronicle of Joe s psychotic preoccupation with Beck, told in Joe s relentless, alternately passionate and vitriolic narration and addressed to Beck as you. Astonishingly enough, his fixation materializes into a relationship of sorts. Joe, who is well-read but never attended college, has a chip on his shoulder about his education and class status and the assumptions people make about him. Beck, for her part, prefers to stir up dramas rather than seriously work on her writing. What s most chilling about this novel, besides its plausibility, is the way in which Kepnes makes the reader empathize with Joe during the journey into his troubled mind. Her book will have readers looking over their shoulders and examining their own motivations.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Had me at page one
Really good read, clever perspective narrated by the voice in the psycho’s head.
I could not put this book down. It had me totally hooked, well-written and addictive.
Great read; suspenseful, intense and cringey.