Date finished: November 13, 2017
You, Caroline Kepnes
This book has everything I love in a good, creepy thriller. I often feel that the narrator of suspenseful thrillers is a bit too detached from the story, but the second-person narration of this one is absolutely AMAZING.
Kepnes did her research for this one, and I caught myself thinking about my own online presence, the route I take to walk home, and how easy it would be for someone to find out private details about my life if they were so inclined, the way Joe, the narrator/primary protagonist, does to Beck with just a few keystrokes.
Joe is deliciously creepy, and his immediate obsession with Beck after she walks into the bookstore where he works sets off his quasi ode to her that is the entire book. It’s the most disturbing type of love letter.
The best thriller I’ve read in years. I’ve recommended this one to so many people.
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