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 have a confession to make this is the first book I have read by Clare Mackintosh (shock, horror, bad book blogger!). I do have I Let You Go on my TBR pile, but for some reason I have just never got around to reading it. I have been following the hype on social media regarding I See You, and every review I’ve taken a look at has raved about this novel, so I found myself picking up this book with a certain amount of apprehension, would I hate it? would I wonder what all the fuss was about? It’s a resounding NO! I absolutely devoured this gripping book in a couple of sittings, yes it was that good, and yes it deserves every one of its glowing reviews
I’m not going to go into much detail about this book, as I want the reader to experience every thrilling page of it, as I did. From the moment Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a newspaper, the tension and sense of foreboding that permeates each page make I See You hard to put down. Zoe is very ordinary like millions of women across the country, she works, looks after her family and commutes to work, and this is what makes for a chilling and very believable read, as it highlights the fact that bad things can happen to ordinary people. Kelly is an intriguing character, a police officer working on the London transport, who finds herself caught up in what’s happening to Zoe. Both characters have real depth and are very credible, the malice surrounding them is tangible, and I found myself absorbed in their story and dreading what would happen next.
Clare Mackintosh cleverly introduces an array of other characters to the plot, and then masterfully makes you suspicious of every one of them, which certainly added to my enjoyment of this novel. I really wasn’t sure where I See You was heading and spent much of my time reading this book on tenterhooks, anxious to find out what would happen next. The chilling voice you get to hear at numerous points throughout I See You gives the novel a creepy, dark and terrifyingly realistic feel, so much so I’m sure commuters will be looking over their shoulders, and checking their fellow passengers out after reading this book! (I’m so glad I don’t commute, that’s for sure!)
I take my hat off to Claire Mackintosh she never lets up on the suspense and manages to maintain it right until the chilling conclusion. There is no doubt that the author certainly knows how to write a psychological thriller, unique in its plot, with plenty of suspense and intrigue. There were plenty of “heart in your mouth” moments, which made this book impossible to put down, I’m positive I See You will be riding high in the book charts, and so it should it’s has all the elements needed to make this a psychological thriller that will be on most readers top reads of 2016
5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out of 5
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Sphere (28 July 2016)