Clare Mackintosh's debut book I LET YOU
GO was a real hit
when it was published. I read the book earlier this year
and I liked it; however, it was not a favorite book of
mine when it came to psychological thrillers.
Nevertheless, I was curious to read this book to see what
Mackintosh would think of next.
The storyline in the book proves quite frankly how people
are creatures of habit and that makes them easy targets.
Zoe Walker takes the same train route every morning and
evening and she doesn't suspect that someone is watching
her. One day she looks through the local paper and in the
paper she spots a picture of herself with a phone number
and a listing for a site called FindTheOne.com. Zoe
starts to notice that different women show up in the same
ad every day and that some women in the pictures are
victims of violent crimes. Soon she starts to feel that
everyone is after her. Is she being paranoid or is
someone actually after her?
It took a while for me to really get into the book. I
liked the story, I was just not that enthralled with the
storyline. Sure it was interesting, never boring. But it
felt like it took some time before it all started to get
intense. But somewhere along the way I started to feel
more and more intrigued by the book and Zoe's struggle to
live her life and not submit to her paranoia. Of course,
I started to suspect both people close to her and
acquainted around her, not to mention strangers on the
What Mackintosh managed to do in I SEE YOU was to totally
blindside me and I was totally surprised by the events
that occurred towards the end of the book. I had my
inklings, but this time I did not see how it all would
turn out right before Zoe herself learns the truth. I'm
really impressed with that. And, looking back I see all
those little hints that should have made me realize that
one person that I never saw a suspect could be the one.
But, that's not all, Mackintosh puts in another twist
that I can't discuss at all without spoiling the book...
I SEE YOU is a brilliant book in that it shows just how
vulnerable we all are. We are all creatures of habits.
And who knows, someone could be watching you on the train
or on the bus...
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... 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
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.
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
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