You - Caroline Kepnes

You

By Caroline Kepnes

  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 386 Ratings

Description

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“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

  • 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.
  • Crazy Joe

    4
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    I've heard of this book a lot so I finally broke down and read it. I admit I was expecting it to me more horrific and mysterious from some of the reactions. I actually chuckled at some of the things going through Joe's mind. That's what this story really was, a tale from inside Joe's head. It was a pretty interesting place to be. No, I wouldn't want a real person like this in my life, but as far as characters go, he's pretty fascinating. He kind of won me over actually.
  • Oddly Satisfying

    5
    By kweest
    Great read! Strangely intense and fascinating. I couldn't put this book down!