You by Caroline Kepnes (Review)

You by Caroline Kepnes (Review)

Dec 6, 2019, 8:13:09 PM Entertainment

'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.'

This book made me uncomfortable.

I had a rough idea of what to expect when I picked up this book. I didn't expect to spend the entire read with chills. This book just freaked me out. I had a real problem with the language in this book. I am not a huge fan of swearing at the best of times, and I found it really jarring.

I guess given the subject matter of this book, my uncomfortable reaction was a good thing. As uncomfortable as I was I never once thought about putting this book down as it was just to good.

Caroline Kepnes did a fantastic job with this debut novel. It was a truly terrifying read. With the way we are all hyper-connected on social media, it wasn't hard to see how people can become vulnerable to stalking and manipulation.

This brilliant, smart and compelling page turner, is the perfect read to show just how vulnerable we have made ourselves in the digital age.

You by Caroline Kepnes is a must read for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker

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