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I See You

by Clare Mackintosh

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I See You by Clare Mackintosh
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    Feb 2017, 384 pages

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    Nov 2017, 400 pages

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The author of the New York Times bestseller I Let You Go propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller, in which a normal, everyday woman becomes trapped in the confines of her normal, everyday world.

Clare MackIntosh has written a haunting thriller that kept our readers at the edge of their seats - and up way too late into the night! See for yourself why I See You has received a 4 or 5-star rating from 18 out of 21 BookBrowse readers.

I thoroughly enjoyed this well-crafted psychological thriller that starts slowly and gains momentum as several women are murdered and/or raped in London. These cases seem unrelated until police discover they are linked via a website, FindtheOne.com. Ostensibly a "dating" website, when interested persons join they are given not only a profile and photo of each woman but also the specific trains they take on their daily commute to and from work. Many of the scenes, especially those in the London Underground (see Beyond the Book), create an eerie and ominous atmosphere. An unexpected twist gives the ending a "wow!" factor. This one has stayed with me for days after I finished it. Great read (Mary H). I See You is a well-written psychological thriller that builds beautifully to its surprising climax. The premise is hauntingly believable and I could definitely see this becoming a movie, not unlike The Girl on the Train. Would love to see this become a series with these multi-faceted characters. Loved it! (Liz B) This book is one of the scariest books I've ever read because it's not fantasy but a reality that could really happen to you and me. The way the author structured the book kept you turning pages; first victim, police, then perp. I'm going out to buy my pepper spray now (Lorraine P). I don't want to spoil [anything for you] but I will say this, you will never ride the subway easily again (Sarah S).

Just when you think you have this mystery all figured out – you realize you don't:

It's relatively rare for a story will have multiple twists which are all surprising to me, but that was the case here (Rebecca K). I found this clandestine thriller totally engrossing. There are twists and turns, dramatic changes in direction and a great deal of watching and waiting. A well-crafted variety of players and the nail-biting evasion and pursuit highlighted the suspense (Bev C). Just when I thought I had the mystery solved, I was blown away by the ending. A great read! (Patricia S) I was so smug when I read this book, thought I figured it out and even said, "It was good, but I figured it out before the end." – until I got to the end! Humbling, to say the least (Judy K).

Our readers love Clare Mackintosh and look forward to her next book:

The success of her first novel, I Let You Go, made Clare Mackintosh wonder whether her second effort would measure up at all. She need not have worried! This novel grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go with twists and turns right up until the last page. I literally read this book in an afternoon and evening; it's that good (Julie M). Clare Mackintosh has done it again! If you enjoyed I Let You Go, you will love reading I See You. From the first page, the reader is drawn into the story and it's characters. Mackintosh is a wonder at creating true, sympathetic characters that the reader can absolutely relate to and picture (Diane D). Clare Mackintosh is a very important author and I can't wait for her next book! (Sue P)

If you are brave enough to read I See You, our readers certainly recommend it:

If you're a mystery fan, don't pass this one up. It may surprise you (Judy K). Highly recommended if you like quick-paced thrillers. This would make a good book club discussion book too (DeAnn A). I read this book in one day, mostly because I refused to do anything else until I finished it. Anyone who likes a highly involving read that keeps you guessing until the end will surely enjoy this book (Ilyse B). I'm most assuredly passing the word on this book. Satisfying and well worth your time (Darcy C).

This review was originally published in The BookBrowse Review in February 2017, and has been updated for the November 2017 edition. Click here to go to this issue.

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