You by Caroline Kepnes


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


Physical or Ebook?
Ebook and Audio

Have you ever read a book by this author before?

Adult Thriller

Star Rating?
5 Stars

Nooooo. Neverrrr.

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

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


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:
Amazon CA

*Ebook and Audio are also available on Scribd!

Until next time,


17 thoughts on “You by Caroline Kepnes

  1. thebibliophagist90 June 4, 2018 — 11:21 am

    This sounds interesting! I like creepy crime novels, maybe I will add this to my ever growing TBR list.

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  2. Great review!
    I LOVED this book! Everything about it works so well. I can’t wait for the TV show! I think Penn Badgley will make the perfect Joe.

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    1. perpetualfangirl June 4, 2018 — 1:20 pm

      I just watched the trailer and I think they nailed it. I’m intrigued haha


  3. thebookishchick June 4, 2018 — 1:32 pm

    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. perpetualfangirl June 4, 2018 — 1:34 pm

      I was excited to find out that the sequel is on Scribd. I’ll definitely be reading it.. just taking a break first and reading a fluffy as hell sports romance first haha


      1. thebookishchick June 4, 2018 — 10:31 pm

        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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      2. perpetualfangirl June 5, 2018 — 12:14 am

        I’ll definitely review it! 😀

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  4. I’m so glad you liked it!!! It really plays with your head with how much you start to like Joe, idk how the author did it but I’m here for it

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    1. perpetualfangirl June 5, 2018 — 2:00 pm


      I was like.. “oh, he’s not that crazy…”


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  5. bookwormscornerblogspot June 5, 2018 — 5:38 am

    This sounds really good.

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  6. This seems super interesting! I love reading about crazy people.

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    1. perpetualfangirl June 5, 2018 — 4:09 pm

      Oh yeah.. you’d love this !

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  7. Your review drove me to read this book and boy was it intense!!
    It reminded me of Flynn’s Gone Girl for some reason.

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    1. perpetualfangirl June 5, 2018 — 5:52 pm

      I’ve never actually read Gone Girl! I might have to pick it up!

      Glad you enjoyed You though!❤

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  8. I’d like to read your review on Gone Girl. 😊

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