I See You
Winner of the Richard and Judy Summer Book Club 2017
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: just a grainy image, a website address and a phon ...more
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For me, I LET YOU GO was ...more
i can medium do it, so while i enjoyed reading this for the rush and the whodunnit of it all, there were just certain things i could not look past as a reader. it's one of those page-turnery books i loved at the time of reading, but it's forgettable and a little silly ...more
OMG! Towards the end of this book I felt as if I was standing on the edge of a precipice, my stomach chasing butterflies, and my heart beating fit to burst - but forgive me, I'm getting ahead of myself, because there's much more to come before then.
Nobody thinks too deeply about their daily commute to and from work by Tube, a bit mundane maybe, sometimes stressful, the hustle and bustle, but a ...more
This story clearly opens our eyes to the fact that we are living in a fishbowl.
Governments and large corporations have spread cameras, microphones and other tracking devices all across the globe, and they also have the capacity to store and process oceans of surveill ...more
The problems with I SEE YOU:
First, I figured out the "twisty" ending VERY EARLY in the book. And I'm not usually known for that.
Second, the plot was ridiculously unbelievable. The entire story is built on a naive idea that stalkers would pay big money to join a website that would do the stalking for them. C ...more
Yep, a real talent that just comes through this book immensely.
She has done it again, she has excelled herself in her writing ability to not just pull you into the book, oh no, you are 'shoved' into it with full force and eagerness, so much s ...more
I SEE YOU by CLARE MACKINTOSH is a good mystery/crime thriller that had me engaged, entertained, and interested enough throughout most of this book to keep me turning t ...more
In Clare Macintosh's new mystery-thriller, danger is always lurking around the corner, and 'someone' is always watching as fear overtakes Zoe Walker's everyday life.
With stalkers and thieves......rapists and murderers, bits of clues here and there kept me guessing and anxiously turning the pages to find the perpetrator of the deadly scheme; but then, at what should have been the most intense climatic moment of the whole story, the blow-by-b...more
-Near the beginning in a brief interlude, the unk ...more
The short chapters written in italics throughout the story were rather creepy and gave me the heebie-jeebies.
It would be misleading of me to say this is in ...more
Zoe Walker is a deep creature of habit. She leaves the house at the same time every day and boards the same train every day. She even pinpoints her favorite seats and standing positions while pinned together, elbow to elbow and leg to leg, ready to hit the opening door and escape the madness held within.
But something shocking catches her attention while perusing the local paper. ...more
Alright, so I know most books are written for some kind of gain – money – but not many actually feel that way.
It’s rare for me to even think in such terms. Obviously, I’m aware during the reading part if a novel/series was written for our entertaining alone or to convey a certain message.
So because I didn’t find ‘‘I See You’’ full of deeply explored themes, my mind goes immediately to that one (cringe-wor ...more
Firstly, I loved Clare's first book a fantastic first novel, the second keeps to the same standard.
A powerful, chilling, gripping tense thriller that keeps you guessing all the way.
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: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her f ...more
Routine is comforting to you. It’s familiar, reassuring. Routine makes you feel safe. Routine will kill you.
A new thriller from the author of the bestseller I Let You Go. What would you do if you discovered a photo of yourself being used to advertise a business that you'd never heard of? Zoe is flipping through the newspaper during her evening commute when she spots a photo of herself in the classifieds section. It's part of an ad for FindtheOne.com, a service she never signed up for. Zoe's ...more
Who's the bad guy? That's the question on everyone's mind when flipping through thrillers. Sometimes, the answer is so painfully obvious it's embarrassing, and other times you're guessing until the final word. Thankfully, I See You fell into the latter. I was 100% convinced it was Person X and I don't think I've ever been happier to have been wrong.
I See You is a novel you can breeze through easily in an afternoon. The first cha ...more
This book started off strong until about the halfway point when it started to get repetitive and lost its thrilling edge. The story focuses on the idea of being watched - not just a simple stalker situation, but an entire system of technology and surveillance watching your ...more
Clare Mackintosh is an extremely talented writer, she has crafted a fast-paced, well-developed plot ...more
So Zoe sees herself in a newspaper a ...more
"I See You" is a psychological thriller about a woman (Zoe Walker) in her early 40's who sees her picture in a classified ad (for escorting services) in the back of a newspaper, during her commute home from work. Zoe is stunned and freaked out since she was no idea who or what placed the ad and used her picture without her knowledge. Zoe learns later on that other women w ...more
The story itself is set in London, with the London Underground featuring prominently. We follow an average forty year old woman, a commuter living in London with her family. Think girl on an underground train. She finds what looks like HER picture, in the sleazy classified se ...more
There were times I wanted to whack the main character, Zoe, upside the head. She sometimes un ...more
I really enjoyed this! I wouldn't say I liked her debut novel better this one is just a very different storyline and plot from her first one. They are both equally excellent but in different ways (if that makes sense haha).
Like thousands of city residents, fortyish Zoe Walker commutes to work every day on the London Underground - contending with the noise, jostling, and strangers packed too close. One day, while perusing the 'London Gazette' on the train, Zoe is startled to see a picture of herself. There, among ads for escort services and dating sites, is her photo - associated with an ad for 'FINDTHEONE.com.' When Zoe tries the ad's phone number and web address, the number doesn't work and the site requires an u ...more
The story grabbed my attention right away. When Zoe sees her photo advertising a mysterious website, she is understandably concerned. Her concern turns to panic when she realizes other women whose photos have appeared in the same ad have become v ...more
You leave your house to go up work at exactly the same time each day, you sit on the same seat,in the same carriage,on the tube,walk the same path and arrive safely at your destination at the same time.
Such routine is rarely commented on,neither is the number of inconsequential people you pass by,each preoccupied with their own agenda. Hell bent on getting to your destination you notice nothing or no one.
And if someone 'accidentally' bumped into you on any given day,struck up a see ...more
To me, what stands out about this book was the premise - there's a website that lists women's routes...now, what someone does with knowledge of where someone will be + when is entirely up to them. When these women begin to show up as victims of violent crimes, who's at fault?
It took me a litt ...more
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I did it and I loved it!
I'm am establishing a HUGE liking for suspense novels!
Why have I been denying myself the satisfaction of stories such as I See You.
I See You made me think really hard about the society that we live in and how our images are out there for the world to see and still. People become obsessed others and track them via the internet or in person. Quite scary when you think about it. I See You makes you thin ...more
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Clare's debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times bestseller and was the fastest-selling title by a new c ...more
When you really have to?
In heels and a work skirt, with your bag banging against your side: how fast?
When you’re late for your train and you have to get home, and you race down the platform with seconds to spare: how fast can you run?
What if it isn’t a train you’re running for, but your life?
If you’re late home from work, and there’s no one in sight. If you haven’t charged your phone and no one knows where you are. If the footsteps behind you are getting closer, and you know, because you do it every day, that you’re on your own; that between the platform and the exit you won’t see another soul.
If there’s breath on your neck, and the panic is rising, and it’s dark, and cold, and wet.
If it’s just the two of you.
Just you, and whoever’s behind you.
Whoever is chasing you.
How fast could you run then?
It doesn’t matter how fast.
Because there’s always someone who can run faster.”