You - Caroline Kepnes


By Caroline Kepnes

  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,030 Ratings



“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.


  • Great, original writing

    By AshAvidReader
    Original story set in a modern world when there is over sharing of your life on social media. Great writing and best villain I have read in a non classical literature book ever.
  • Waste of $ and time

    By Tappy R
    I couldn’t get past the first couple of chapters. This is so badly written.
  • Turn back to fiction

    By Wheresalice
    Have been a long time non fiction reader but this book...this book has turned the tide! Bravo!
  • Suspenseful and thought provoking

    By Canoe ski
    Really makes you figure out the line between obsession and love.
  • I finished it in 24 hours

    By laurelizjeff
    Best thriller I’ve ever read. (And I read a lot) I couldn’t put this one down. Super addictive and the sequel is just as good!
  • Love love love

    By Satanicwarshipz
  • You...rock

    By AF_blondie1
    The author is a real word smith. Fantastic writing.
  • its a book?!

    By brooklynnsa
    wait. ITS A BOOK?! i wish i would’ve known this before i watched the series on Netflix. I most definitely would’ve read it.
  • You

    By meandshe!
    Thought it could happen again and again. Meandshe!
  • I liked it (but I loved Hidden Bodies)

    By kelliedoll22
    Excellent writing. I’ll admit it; most of the time, I found myself on Joe’s team. Then again, Beck is a horrible human being. You is great, and Hidden Bodies is even better. You is college 🥳 Hidden Bodies is grad school 🧐