I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh
I guess is easy sometimes to write a good debut novel and a bit harder to fullfil people expectations with the second. So I approched Mackintosh latest thriller with mindfullness, trying to be not too excited and avoiding comparison with I LET YOU GO, Claire's debut, that has a such mind-blowing twist that, honestly, I don't think it's possible to replicate.
I was wrong.
I SEE YOU is so compelling and gripping that went way beyond my wildest expectations.
Do you commute to work on a daily basis? Is difficult to avoid routine, Every day same seat, same passenger, same shortcut to work and then back home. Do you ever see the same people in the same place on a regular basis? And I bet you probably also know exactly when they're stopping and where they are going to sit. Because you've been watching them every single day. But, what if also someone else is watching you?
Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her...
It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.
Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes—including murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose...A discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target.
And now that man on the train—the one smiling at Zoe from across the car—could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move…
Yes people, Mackintosh has done it again! A fantastic, terrifyingly plausible concept, brillantly executed. A page-turner with two massive twists and 372 pages of constant angst and fear. An astonishingly good police procedural mystery with a shocking twist that I honestly haven't see coming and that won't let you go that easily.
Stay allerted because somebody might be watching you .