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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.
I’m very late to the book series party, deciding to read them after watching the show a few times.
Joe in the books is more terrifying in his delusions. He’s sick and says some disgusting things that really makes you uncomfortable. I honestly enjoyed the book far more than the show.
Kept me reading
I found this book difficult to read to start with I just admit. I am guilty of having watched the Netflix series first!
The book is different to the tv show, much more unnerving. There’s something about seeing graphic depictions of Joe’s actions in written form that makes it so much more intense than the tv show.
I feel that Beck and Peach come across completely differently in the book, Beck is a lot less likeable somehow!
I would definitely recommend, although not one for the tube… always found myself worrying that someone would look over my shoulder on the wrong page and get the wrong end of the stick!