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Summary

NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES

 

    When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten.
 

    But there's more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences...
 

    A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes' You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any YOU have ever read.
 

    'I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious' Lena Dunham
 

    ‘Brilliant thriller with attitude, guts and true insight into the nature of obsession' Sophie Hannah
 

    'A fantastically creepy thriller... The kind of book you put your life on hold for' Glamour
 

    'Clever and chilling' Elle
 

    'A brilliant tale… It's Gone Girl meets a sinister version of Girls' Marie Claire
 

    'An addictive thriller!' Closer    

©2014 Caroline Kepnes (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

Critic reviews

"Thriller of the Year." (Daily Mail)

"Hypnotic and scary." (Stephen King)

"Examines the fine line between seduction and stalking...Ludicrously readable." (The Guardian)

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Poorly written & unimaginative

I really didn’t enjoy this book! I rarely write a review but I felt I had to tell people not to waste their time!
The writing was dull and the storyline unimaginative. I like a thriller/crime book to leave me guessing or with a feeling of ‘I didn’t see that coming!’
I couldn’t wait for this to end!

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Oh yuck!

Now I have absolutely no objection to a charismatic psychopath (as long as they are not in the same room as me) but this character is so full of glib and smart alec observations that I wanted to cover my ears and scream. On top of that, the narrator has the sort of smug American accent which I find a complete turn off. From this I'm sure you can easily glean that this was not to my taste!

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What would have made You better?

I have tried to listen to this story but have given up!!! It is not to my taste in content and narration I found it tedious

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Best character for a while!!

Loved this without expecting much. So many thrillers out there, I stumbled across this. But it’s brilliant, which is why it’s being made into a movie. The character of Joe is brilliant and it’s great to see the story through the eyes of the bad guy.

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Dark story of obsession.

Wasn’t sure about this book when I started listening but quickly got hooked. Written in the first person which made it more effective. I couldn’t see the ending , changing my mind several times as I listened. Lots of sex and swearing so don’t listen if you get offended. Highly recommended.

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Recommended by Netflix

Really enjoyed this book. I watched the series on Netflix and enjoyed the book version more than the TV series. Santino Fontana has a beautiful voice which I really enjoyed

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Twisted Joe

a nicely twisted plot! I thoroughly recommend this book about the internal dialogues within this troubled man's brain

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strange and boring

Much too long for the simple and uninteresting story. Was obvious from the beginning how it would end.

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definately not my cup of tea

one of the worst books i have ever read. The storyline was bad to the point of being offensive. I was drawn to the book because I really liked the narrator from a previous book. Im not sure if it was simply the book or the combination of the narrator but I didnt enjoy this one. It would not put me off listening to him again, but will definately not be reading this author, ever. It was cheap, shallow and demeaning. So therein lies the answer. I fast forwarded so that i could put in a review, and I only ever review when I feel strongly about a book, good or bad. This is one to miss.

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  • 20-09-18

Great narrator

Creepy story, great narrator.. really enjoyed listening to this and look forward to th follow up

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  • 22-09-18

Sheer Genius

I love Joe!! I didn't want to, but damn that's how good Caroline Kepnes writes! I listened in pretty much one day! I couldnt get enough and went straight on to Hidden Bodies (book 2). Santino is an amazing narrator for this story also!! A must read!

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  • 05-02-17

Absolutely loved the portrayal of obssession

What made the experience of listening to You the most enjoyable?

I love how the story was able to rationalize the creepiness of the whole affair. I loved and hated and felt everything.

What was one of the most memorable moments of You?

I honestly can't describe it without spoilers. And I wouldn't want to do that to you.

Which character – as performed by Santino Fontana – was your favorite?

Joe, of course. He perfectly conveyed the insanity cloaked by a veneer of normality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed right out loud in many (many) places, visibly cringed in others.

Any additional comments?

Some of the content was a little too explicit for me. Overall though, I love the pace and sense of humor that fills the book.

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  • 13-01-19

awful awful awful

I should have given up after the first chapter, but I persisted. Not worth it. Jo is awful. Bec is awful. The whole book is awful. Huge potential, but never got there.

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  • 21-08-18

Not quite as good as the hype

I'm in a minority here. I dislike the story as i expected the book to be as good as gone girl but gone girl is 100 times better than this. I dont mind the writing style, it's more on the story itself.

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