When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day, the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?
I See You is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents of 2015.
©2016 Clare Mackintosh (P)2016 Little Brown
A man with a child in his ears
My first look at a Clare Mackintosh book and I’ve come away very, very impressed. At first I felt as if the book wasn’t quite going to really take off in any great way but the time taken to paint sheer normality of modern family life in London made what was to happen as the story unfolded all the more meaningful. Two very strong and deep female lead characters, one a normal working mum and the other a discredited but dedicated police constable are given genuine depth and persona.
The narration by Rachel Atkins is extremely strong, clear and suited to the material. She smoothly moves the story forwards as it gradually unfolds and reveals its twists and turns. In summary this is a deeply satisfying, well produced thriller with characters that are rendered with detailed clarity and warmth by the author. What happens to them matters. What happens to them is both frightening and credible with plenty of twists and guessing games along the way.
I have no qualms whatsoever about recommending this one!
I enjoyed I Let You Go so much that I have been waiting for this to be published. After hearing clip that the author shared on her Facebook page I decided to preorder the audio book. The narration really brought the book to life and her voice was perfect for this book. Anyone who, like me, is a creature of habit will get the creeps reading (hearing) this book. Another cracker of a book from Clare Mackintosh.
Only discovered reading since I joined Audible at the end of 2015. Mainly interested in suspense thrillers at the moment.
A cleverly thought-out plot filled-out with very believable detail of family-life, work-life and travel around London on the tube system. Things that those of us living in the area can all relate to. It all helps to give the impression of a real danger that could happen to any of us.
The story is told through the eyes of two women, one in the past tense, one in the present. Also occasionally through the creepy voice of the culprit confirming to the listener only, that the imagined danger is real. That's what makes it a good suspense novel.
Not sure that the central premise of the plot is plausible, but that doesn't detract from the enjoyment. This a an easy listen. Maybe a bit lightweight as a book, but that's what you want sometimes. This is the second book from Clare Mackintosh that I've listened to. I look forward to the possibility of a third being published.
I See You fills the void left by Girl on the Train and The Widow. I could not stop listening to this production - the narrative develops the characters well, and the story is compelling, and worryingly freakish... I loved it. The performance is excellent and brought the characters to life. I listened to this after really enjoying I Let You Go by the same author, and I feel have got the order right. This was a stronger book, in my view, and now I am bereft having finished it!
Enjoyed this book, have recommended to my gf as sure she would like. very good
my first audible and enjoyed it.. Story is interesting and thrilling.. climax is fantastic.. Loved it
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