I See You by Clare Mackintosh | Chilling thriller

February 21, 2017 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 22 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
I See You by Clare Mackintosh | Chilling thrillerI See You
by Clare Mackintosh
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Publication Date: February 21st 2017 by Berkley Books
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
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4 Stars
Source: Publisher via Mail

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!

I See You Clare Mackintosh

 

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  • I have I Let You Go but need to get to it. Sounds like I might need this one too. I am such a sucker for good twists!!! Great review!!

  • Oh crap. I definitely have the wrong release date for this as I thought it doesn’t come out until April. Guess I’m moving it up the pile. LOL.

  • This sounds like my kind of book. I love twists so this is right up my alley, great review! I’ll have to read this as soon as I can!

  • twisted…but I am a little confused, how did she not know positively it’s her, was it modified?

  • Ooohh.. I love this. Sounds intriguing. The stories with crazy twists are my favorites. I’ll add to my list. Awesome review, Genesis. Thanks for recommending this book. I will definitely consider this one. 🙂

  • Nadene

    Wow! This sounds thrilling and mysterious. I have this on my TBR pile, I guess I need to bump it up. Thanks for sharing.

  • I was really impressed and yep that twist was fantastic 🙂

  • I’ve heard a lot about this book/author. I love twists in stories–but it didn’t have a cliffhanger, right? ~Aleen

  • Seeing this one a lot. Glad you enjoyed the story. I love creepy books so this one is right up my alley. You have me so curious now as to what happened and why you were so shocked. Thanks for your honest review.

  • Dammit, I have this but have been putting it off. Maybe I’ll read it next.

    • You should!! Another thriller read I recommend is Never Let You Go! I just read it and wow wow wow! Comes out in March 🙂

  • I have a copy of I Let You Go for review– I definitely want to get to it soon after reading your review! I have yet to read anything by Claire McIntosh, but I’ve heard nothing but praise for her writing. I love a good psychological thriller, and I especially like when the author throws a crazy twist at you (when the twist is done well). Books that can keep me guessing are my favorite! Awesome review, lovely!