I See You Book Review

I See You Book Review

Title: I See You
Author: Claire Mackintosh
Published: February 21, 2017, Berkley
No. of Pages: 384
Cover Price: $26.00 Hardcover and Paperback, $11.99 Kindle

Zoe Walker follows the same routine to work and back every day, and has for a very long time. One night on her way home, she sees her own picture on an ad for a website called FindTheOne.com. She knows nothing about the site, and is pretty upset about being there. Zoe brings the police into the investigation, but they really aren’t as worried as they should be. As Zoe and the police delve into what is going on, some of the girls who also appear without their knowledge like Zoe, are murdered or hurt in horrific ways. I See You, by Clare Mackintosh, is a psychological thriller that will get anyone worried about their own safety in a world with social media and high tech.

Set in the UK, where it seems almost everyone takes public transportation to and from work, the book has some charming, yet different aspects as opposed to if it was set in the US. Since Zoe knows that she and other women are being observed without knowing by whom, the novel has a creepy feel, and the suspense builds throughout the entire story. Readers who can put themselves in Zoe’s place will be a bit freaked out and will be looking over their shoulders whenever alone.

Mackintosh has a good writing style, and her characters are well-developed. Some reviewers have said that this kind of thing is improbable, but they might be living in a fantasy world since things like this are going on all the time. The book is easy to read, and quite fast moving. It won’t win any literature awards, but is a good book to pick up for a vacation or summer read.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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