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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

    Nov 2017, 400 pages


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Stunning Thriller
I See You is stunning thriller that will please fans of the genre while making a generation completely paranoid about life in a big city. London dwellers Zoe and Kelly are on opposite ends of a mystery that twists and turns until the last page. The plot is brisk, and the characters are warm enough to keep you emotionally invested. And while you may think you have it all figured out, Clare Mackintosh will keep you guessing. I don't want to spoil but I will say this, you will never ride the subway easy again.
Darcy C. (San Diego, CA)

Could You Escape This Killer?
I enjoyed this cat & mouse & hunt novel. About ¾ of the way through the book, I thought I was going to give it 3 stars because it felt slightly formulaic and besides -- I had already figured out who the killer was!

But..... I am truly not the detective I thought I was because when some very interesting red herrings were brought into the mix, I ended up following the false clues/leads and was completely enthralled by the story, but totally off the path of the killer. (And I thought I was so clever….)

I enjoy a novel where I am flabbergasted at the end of the book. This was exactly how I felt after the last page. I thought about the story when I wasn't reading it, and I stayed up too late reading it. The author executed a fully robust ending that changed my 3 star rating to a solid 4.

This is exactly the type of book you can read in a weekend. It reads quickly, but also has strong tension and the lady cop is quite believable and likable. I wish the characters were a bit more fleshed out, but overall this was a really solid story -- convincing and tense. I'm most assuredly passing the word on this book. Satisfying and well worth your time.
Rebecca H. (Bolton, CT)

I See You
A psychological thriller in the vein of Girl on a Train, Clare Mackintosh's novel is a story that is hard to put down. The characters are believable and well-drawn, and the story line grabs the reader quickly and doesn't let go until the final page.

Zoe Walker has two grown children, a new live-in partner, an ex-husband who still loves her, and a job in an estate agent's office, where she is largely unappreciated. One evening as she rides the underground home from work, she sees her own photo in an ad for a dating agency. Soon, she realizes that other women whose picture appears in the same add have been victims of assault and even murder.

There are enough red herrings and twists and turns in the narrative to keep the reader guessing about who is friend and who is foe in this fast-paced mystery. The ending packs a punch at the last minute, and leaves the reader with the message "to be continued...!"

This novel is highly recommended!
Cheryl K. (Naples, NY)

I See You
After reading I Let You Go and truly enjoying it, I was excited to see Clare Mackintosh's second novel available as an Advance Reading Copy. Although a good psychological thriller, it took about 75 pages for me to really become involved in the story.
I enjoyed the twists and turns throughout the remainder of the book, and did not see the shocking ending coming.
Readers will think twice before riding a train with any regularity.
The main characters were well developed and believable. That is the primary reason the ending was so amazing! In a couple of instances, I found myself actually holding my breath.
Monica G. (San Antonio, TX)

Good Read, Questionable Ending
This book starts out with a unique premise. While perusing a newspaper, our main character sees a picture of someone she recognizes as herself along with a phone number and a website address. This frightens and confuses her but she is determined to figure out who used her picture and why.

I liked the interaction between the characters and most of them are roundly fleshed out to make them likable or unlikable, depending upon who they are and what their function is within the story. However, in my opinion, the character we learn the least about is a major, if unbelievable, player. The ending could have been satisfactory but I feel that the "twist" was thrown in to create an artificial opening for a sequel. The ending felt forced and soured the entire book for me. Again, in my opinion, the twist did not ring as believable. I would not be interested in finding out what happens if a sequel is published.
Samantha H. (Golden, CO)

I See You - a creepy thriller
Although it took me a while to get vested in the story, this is a good read. I See You is well written, with good character development for the two leads, Zoe and Kelly. Besides an interesting thriller, this book starts one thinking about how our daily routines may turn us into easy prey.
Karen Sande

I See You
First let me state that I was sent this book by Bookbrowse to write an honest review of my opinion of the book. While I found the premise of the book good, I was disappointed in the book itself. The author, in my opinion did little to make me care about the characters. The plot was a good one, however, the author threw in additional characters that had little or nothing to do with the sum of the story. I found the book confusing, having to backtrack to remind myself who the particular person was that I was reading about in any given moment. I found this very distracting to the storyline. I rated it a 3 because while I found the plot of the novel intriguing, the lack of character development detracted from the whole. There are some authors that once you read a particularly good book of theirs, you are compelled to go out and read everything this person has written. This was not the case having read I See You. I would not seek out another book by this author, nor would I be excited to hear that she was publishing a new one.
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