You by Caroline Kepnes

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When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder


Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook and Audio

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
No

Genre?
Adult Thriller

Star Rating?
5 Stars

Rereadable?
Nooooo. Neverrrr.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Yes.

Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who likes creepy thrillers or crime shows.

Conclusion:

You know, usually the books I read tend to be fluffy romances. The T.V. shows I watch tend to be true crime or crime documentaries. For some reason, I never thought about reading books about crime. But this book… it fucked with my head.

I seriously felt like I was on the other side of a Criminal Minds episode. Joe was creepy as hell. The narrator of the audio book played the part so freaking well I had to listen to it on 1.8x so it didn’t creep me out. Even then, I only listened to 10 chapters on audio before I had to switch back to reading.

I think what made this book so effective was how it was written. The fact that Joe was basically talking to Beck the entire time he developed a sick obsession with her made this novel so much better.

The whole story was intense, creepy and I 100% want to read the sequel. This isn’t normally my thing, but I’m here for it.

It’s summer.. the days are too bright, time to add some creepiness and get those fall vibes back.

If you’re interested:
Goodreads
Amazon CA
Amazon

*Ebook and Audio are also available on Scribd!

Until next time,

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17 thoughts on “You by Caroline Kepnes

  1. Told you it was super creepy haha!!

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, I’ve been putting off the sequel because I heard it’s not as good and I don’t want it to ruin You for me. But your review makes me want to pick it up now and get back inside Joe’s head!

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      1. Hahaha I can’t say I blame you, if you do happen to read the sequel soon I definitely want to hear your thoughts on it! 🙂

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