Book Review: 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.

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.


I wonder what kind of research was needed in order to write this?

This novel is weirdly addictive.
You are in the mind of Joe who is very analytical and presumes everyone else is as well.
I think it must be his crazyiness. It sucks you in in how he behaves. He is so honest which is refreshing as people bullshit all the time. But he is also a dash of crazy.
I really enjoyed the audiobook it is a must for this book!

I recommend this novel if you are looking for suspenseful, creepy and mysterious and funny into one.

5/5 Stars


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