by Clare Mackintosh
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Publication Date: February 21st 2017 by Berkley Books
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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...
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I’ve only heard wonderful things for Clare Mackintosh’s writing. Not having read I Let You Go, I had no idea what to expect from this author, but I was so impressed and intrigued with what I got!
I see you. But you don’t see me.
When Zoe sees her face on an ad in the newspaper for the website findtheone.com, she’s creeped out. She’s convinced it’s her, but her family thinks it’s someone who looks like her. The next day, another woman appears, and so on. What happens when one of these women ends up murdered?
I admit, it took me a bit to get completely hooked on the story. Our main character Zoe lives a very normal, boring, relateable life. There wasn’t anything outstanding about Zoe and if it had been just her POV, I would have been very bored with the story seeing as a lot of her thoughts were monotonous. Thankfully, the author introduced Kelly, who’s a police officer investigating Zoe’s case and soon, all the cases from the women featured in the ad. Kelly was a strong and level-headed character that I instantly liked. Her POV was much more entertaining and intriguing.
There are short chapters that give more insight to why the website was created. They are also the creepiest chapters of the story! They make you second-guess everything you do, where you go, your routines, what you post on social media, and just every aspect of your life. Especially for those who use public transportation all the time. This book will make you rethink public transportation and everyone who looks at you while commuting.
How many of you are being followed? Would you even know?
The last two pages of the story left my mind going crazy with the sudden twist that Clare introduced! I was so shocked! I remember screaming, “WHAT?!” and re-reading the last few paragraphs. So shocked, you guys! It’s safe to say I did not see that coming at all.
I believe readers will be impressed by this story. You will be second-guessing everybody and wondering what the heck is going on, why the person is doing what they are doing, who is the person!!! The tension that the author slowly built up for the climax kept me on edge!
I See You is a chilling and powerful psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! It is slightly slow but the tension and the shocking ending makes it all worthwhile!
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