Thursday, September 17, 2015
Review: You by Caroline Kepnes
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I've been meaning to read this book for ages (I could never find it at the library) because I received the second novel from netgalley (which has been pushed until next year).
It started off really well, and it was interesting to read from the stalkers POV instead of the victim. However, it dragged in the middle, and I was hoping for a shocking ending and was somewhat disappointed.
I would not recommend this for people who dislike adult content, it had a little too much for me as well.
I still recommend checking it just for the interesting POV and Joe, who is super creepy.
Three Stars Out of Five.