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“[A] beautifully crafted thriller that will give you chills.” (People magazine)
From debut author Caroline Kepnes comes You, one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2014, and a brilliant and terrifying novel for the social media age.
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.
A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.
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This audiobook took a little getting used to as it was primarily told in second person narrative. I can't speak for the written format, but the audiobook was great. There's no question it's a 'dark' book but because it's told from the psychopath's POV, all his bad deeds are minimized as he doesn't really think he is doing anything horrific. Kepnes is an exceptional writer; almost poetic at times. It's so refreshing to hear a good story that's not ruined by mediocre dialogue and rambling narrative. It also didn't hurt that the narrator did a fantastic job too!
If there hasn't been a character like Dexter Morgan, Joe Goldberg is definitely the man. The only difference is Joe feels, deeply. He captures your attention from the first chapter and keeps you interested with his sarcasm and cynicism. Looking forward to the sequel, 'Hidden Bodies'.