You - Caroline Kepnes

You

  • Release Date: Sep 30th, 2014
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 834 Ratings

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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

  • Suspenseful and thought provoking

    5
    By Canoe ski
    Really makes you figure out the line between obsession and love.
  • I finished it in 24 hours

    5
    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

    5
    By Satanicwarshipz
    ❤️
  • You...rock

    5
    By AF_blondie1
    The author is a real word smith. Fantastic writing.
  • its a book?!

    5
    By Mean aka
    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

    4
    By meandshe!
    Thought it could happen again and again. Meandshe!
  • I liked it (but I loved Hidden Bodies)

    5
    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 🧐
  • Loved it

    5
    By Miranda129
    Couldn’t stop reading. Page turner
  • You

    1
    By Auntcece
    NASTY. WASTE OF MONEY.
  • 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.

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