“[A] well-told suspense story...refreshingly realistic.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Danger feels real in the brilliant I See You…Mackintosh seems destined to do important work for many years to come.”—The Washington Post
“Mackintosh allots her characters the perfect amount of back story, allowing them to carry their own weight throughout the investigation. She also casts enough extras to keep readers guessing who could be behind these attacks…readers may find themselves wanting to reread this one.”—Associated Press
“[A] deliciously creepy tale of urban paranoia.”—Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10
The author of the New York Times bestseller I Let You Go propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller, in which a normal, everyday woman becomes trapped in the confines of her normal, everyday world...
Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her...
It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.
Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes—including murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose...A discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target.
And now that man on the train—the one smiling at Zoe from across the car—could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move…
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Being stalked is bad enough, but having your daily routines blasted on the internet for any creep to see, that’s a nightmare. After Zoe Walker finds a photograph of herself in a sleazy classified ad while riding the subway, she goes down a rabbit hole, discovering a sinister website and an unnerving set of connections between her commute and a string of violent crimes. Clare Mackintosh sharply depicts Zoe’s anger and fear, as well as that of policewoman Kelly Swift, who will stop at nothing to keep women safe. The characters’ emotional perspective is riveting, driving this tense thriller at least as much as the switchback twists that keep the villainous mastermind’s identity concealed.
Divorced middle-aged mum Zoe Walker, the narrator of this outstanding psychological thriller from Mackintosh (I Let You Go), is stunned when, during her daily commute to work as bookkeeper/office manager at a London real estate firm, she spots a photo of herself in a newspaper ad for sex chat lines. But the real fear kicks in when she combs through earlier ads and recognizes one face as that of a recent crime victim. After another woman she recognizes from the ads is murdered, Zoe connects with police constable Kelly Swift, who's chafing under a disciplinary demotion. As Kelly and the task force she worms her way onto race to crack the baffling case, an increasingly terrified Zoe starts to turn a suspicious eye on just about everyone in her life, including her solicitous live-in boyfriend and her overbearing boss. Although some shocking final twists don't quite convince, Mackintosh scripts a hair-raising ride all the scarier because its premise that our predictable routines make us easy targets is sadly so plausible. Author tour.
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Going to give it a 4 because I enjoyed it but it doesn’t deserve the description “deliciously creepy”. Kept me guessing until the end though.
Great writing. Common every day characters, feel like neighbors or friends. A real thriller. Hard to guess the outcome. Impossible to put down. All the elements of a terrific author and book.
Great book but a little hard to read if you’re not British. Lots of acronyms - doesn’t take away from the story. Quite an ending!