Move aside, Gone Girl. You by Caroline Kepnes is the most amazing psychological thriller I have read in a very long time. The description of the book doesn’t begin to explain how creepy, twisted, and obsessive this book actually is. “When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams. Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .” Joe is a manager at a book store in New York City who has a lot of thoughts about things like Stephen King and Ikea. As the book’s narrator, he tells “you” his thoughts – you being Beck. The entire book is written as Joe addressing Beck in the second person. Joe is an accomplished stalker who uses social media (and in person stalking) to discover everything he needs to know about Beck, her best friends, her love interests, and her therapist. What he does with his information is what makes the book insane! Joe is crazy, but Beck has her own issues that are revealed as the story continues. I received this book as a perk from klout.com and I highly recommend it!
Have you read anything good lately?