Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Author: Clare Mackintosh
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 384
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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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

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…
Elizabeth's Thoughts

I SEE YOU is a slow, methodical thriller that will challenge your senses and intrigue the dark recesses of your mind. At first, I wanted to put the book down several times because I was a little bored with the mundane day-to-day tasks of Zoe and Kelly, a female cop who also has a point of view in the story. And you may want to stop reading also, but keep going! Patience is key. Every task or minute detail that may seem pointless is just one small piece in this meticulously crafted web of brilliant madness. I literally had NO clue who the bad guy(s) are/were, despite my many, many preconceptions.

Ms. Mackintosh plots an intensely diabolical story full of subterfuge, danger and disciplined chaos. I was completely entertained and literally dumbfounded when I finished the book. To find out what I found out…. I was shocked and a bit fearful. In I SEE YOU, nobody is safe from harm or from scrutiny.

This one’s a thinker. I am still sitting here trying to figure out if I missed some signs while I was reading the book. And now I’m wondering what else the author has up her sleeves 😃

10 Stars for Clare Mackintosh!

I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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