Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

I See You…

Book Description:

You do the same thing every day.

You know exactly where you’re going.

You’re not alone.

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

 

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My Thoughts:

When it comes to thrillers, I’m rather picky. My expectations are high and I’ve been left pretty let down after reading ‘the year’s biggest thriller’ or ‘better than Gone Girl’, on more than one occasion. However, there were many factors pushing me to pick up this book: an awesome cover, an intriguing title, an enticing book blurb, and an overwhelming sense to find ‘the next best thriller’ for myself.

I found it.

I See You is a brilliant thriller. Forget your grotty women on trains seeing something that isn’t even interesting or your pshyco wives who have too much time on their hands. I See You is a crime thriller with a sustained threat that will leave you looking over your shoulder and changing your route to work every other day.

Twist and climax aside, the premise that this story is built on is all too real and quite frankly, terrifying. Clare Mackintosh arranges the story in an engaging fashion, switching between one of the investigating officers, one of the victims, and the unknown perpetrator, creating a balanced story that many other thrillers of late have been lacking.

I’m looking forward to reading more books from this author, and if you’re reluctant to pick this up because like me, you’ve been let down by thrillers in the past, give in, pick it up, open that cover. You won’t put it down again until you’ve finished.

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