Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Romance

You by Caroline Kepnes

When Stephen King himself compliments the storyline of a book, how can you NOT give it a try? That’s the only introduction this novel needs and I am going to hurry on up with my review!

When a beautiful, aspiring writer walks into the bookstore where Joe works, he knows that things are about to take a turn for the better. So he does what any reasonable person would do: he Googled the name on her credit card. It helps that she has the most unique name in the world; there is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. And with her overactive Facebook and Twitter account, it is child’s play for Joe to find out everything about her – where she lives, where she went to school, and where she will be hanging out tonight. As Joe becomes more and more obsessed with Beck, he will make sure that he is the only person she will turn to – no matter what it takes.

I knew this book was going to be creepy, with a premise like that. But I did not expect it to be THIS creepy (and I mean this in the best way possible). Joe is definitely a girl’s worst nightmare and his obsessive personality gave me chills. His exploits were so incredibly disturbing and detailed that I could not put the book down. There were even times when I was rooting for him to get Beck! If you have read any of my other psychological thriller posts, then you know  that I am always looking for the next “Gillian Flynn style” novel. Well, this is it. It had me scared and riveted throughout and I had a hard time sleeping that night. I can definitely see why Stephen King praised this book because it deserves it! Looking for your next psychological thriller? LOOK NO FURTHER! This book is worth every second!

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