Synopsis from NetGalley:
The author of the smash 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 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 rape and 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. For now 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…
About: I See You is a thriller written by Clare Mackintosh. It will be published on 2/21/17 by Berkley Publishing Group (an Imprint of Penguin Random House), 372 pages. The genres are thriller, mystery, crime, fiction, and psychological thriller. The author has another book which was called I Let You Go, her debut published in 2014. Please see below for more info about the author. (Based on the author’s website, this book was originally published in the UK in July 2016).
My Experience: I started reading I See You on 1/30/17 and finished it on 2/7/17. This book is such an adrenaline rush! I love reading it even though my heart was pumping and my mind was racing with who dun it. I really like the plot. It’s so normal and everyday that we don’t think twice. Human is a creature of habit and we just plowed on everyday without second thoughts. The author takes our everyday routine and turn it into a thriller that will make us stop what we are doing and analyze if we are the same way. Most likely, we are.
“Every time I talk about what’s happening. I feel stronger. It’s secrecy that’s dangerous.” 67%
In this book, readers will follow the point of view of Zoe Walker, a mother of two adult children who still live at home, a police contact named Kelly Swift, and the mysterious bad person. I like reading all of their point of views and things that goes on in their separate lives and how it’s connected. This story takes place in London, focusing on the traffic – aboveground and underground. Zoe commutes to and from work underground using the tube, aboveground, and walk. Kelly is an officer with a past that interferes with her current life. She couldn’t move on and risk losing her job dealing with it. The bad person’s narrative is really interesting to read. It raises many good points that many of us can relate to. It makes me a bit paranoid after reading this book.
“So many cameras, so many people all around. But no one’s watching, not really. Everyone’s traveling in their own little bubble, oblivious to what’s happening to their fellow commuters.” 92%
This book is definitely worth the read. I like officer Kelly, despite her fallback, she knows how to get what she wants. I like how she pursue the job she wants. I like the suspense and so many potential of suspects that I couldn’t guess who. This book has great plot and good characters. The romance is minimal. The read is fast paced and interesting. I would for sure read this book again and I highly recommend this book to everyone. It’s a thriller comparable to The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl (books I have read). I truly enjoy this book and I can’t wait to read the author’s other book!
Pro: adrenaline rush, addicting read, page turner, fast paced, couldn’t put down, relatable, public transportation, who dun it, London
I rate it 5 stars!
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About the Author:
Clare Mackintosh is a Sunday Times bestselling psychological thriller author. Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time.
Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for 12 weeks, and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. It has sold more than 600,000 copies to date. In July 2016 Clare received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award, and won the Cognac Prix du Polar for International Novel of the Year that autumn.
Clare’s second book, I See You, was published in the UK in July 2016, with rights sold to more than 20 countries. It charted at number 1 in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children. (Info obtained from the author’s website. Follow the link on her name to learn more about her and her books).
***Disclaimer: Many thanks to the author Clare Mackintosh, publisher Berkley Publishing Group, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read & review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.