You - Caroline Kepnes

You

By Caroline Kepnes

  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 446 Ratings

Description

Now a Lifetime series!

“Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious.” —Lena Dunham

From debut author Caroline Kepnes comes You, one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year, and a brilliant and terrifying novel for the social media age.

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. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

Reviews

  • Ick

    2
    By 1905BSCU
    Just so so disturbing. I like a good thriller and page turner. This one I just felt gross reading….and was almost annoyed that once started I wanted to see how it ended. It is dark and a bit stomach turning. I honestly wanted to just delete it but then skimmed to get to the end to just know if was going to stay as gross all the way through. And it does. Well written and does give you this eery perspective of the stalker.
  • Good book overall, Intriguing Story

    3
    By Amany271109
    I liked the book overall it was very well-written. I especially liked the repeated use of YOU. But I didn’t like the ending very much as it was surprising & I guess I thought I’d get more after investing my time to read all the 823 pages. I recommend definitely reading the book before watching the series so you are not robbed of so much of the goodness of the book.
  • Holy cow!

    5
    By JCAWarren
    It was so hard for me to put this book down! One minute, I’m so envious of the love and attention Beck is getting from Joe. And then the next I’m angry and terrified for her and wanting to scream at her to run away from him! It’s sexy, thrilling, romantic, triggering and edge of your seat kind of book. 100 out of 10 stars for sure!
  • Waste of time

    1
    By Christy Faucheux
    Complete waste of time.
  • Amazing

    5
    By hanuh13
    Love this
  • Enthralling

    5
    By Note Card: Free from LearnSmart
    This book wraps around your mind and doesn’t let go! Horrifying and yet so alluring, you won’t be able to put it down.
  • wow

    5
    By Breelovsya
    AMAZING. It is a long long book but it was intense and terrifying. It really makes you think about the inner workings of a persons mind
  • Captivating.

    5
    By Bri_Storm
    Honestly, I picked up this book at my friends house. Something about it drew me in, and when I started reading it, I could not put it down. It is a very dark book, with a lot of unexpected twists and turns. It shows the extreme end of a psychopath and how so much work goes into the way they think. I think it’s exquisite.
  • Meh

    2
    By unleavable
    Felt like the story was for early teenagers, dark but not good dark.
  • A winner is YOU

    4
    By thelunchboxman
    This was an interesting read. I found myself simultaneously rooting for and despising the "protagonist" with every page. The psychotic nature of the main character was displayed very well through the writing. Creepy and sad together.

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