ARC Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh


Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Release Date/Publisher: February 21st 2017 by Berkley Books
Finished: November 25th 2016
Pages: 384-ARC Paperback-Given for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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…

What I Thought:

I normally don’t read these types of books, mostly because I don’t know where to start as it’s not my normal genre. This was highly recommended when I went to the publishers fall preview, so I requested a copy when I got the chance. I was surprised by how much I liked it!

This book switches POVs from Zoe to Kelly Swift, who is a cop and a big part of this book. I was actually confused at first because of the terms they used for certain police ranks, which I still don’t fully understand, but I was still able to follow along easily and they were kind of interesting. I really liked both characters, especially they each brought something to this mystery. We also get a POV from the person behind the mystery, the “bad guy”. It was written really well so you could never tell who it was until it was revealed at the end.

The beginning was a bit of a slower build than I expected, but not in the way that you’d be bored. You gradually got to see all 3 POVs and then they started to connect a bit at a time. Near the end it speeds up a lot and you can’t stop reading because you need to know what happens. The website and the purpose of it and how they got their information was all super creepy too.

I will definitely be checking out this author’s other book and keeping an eye on her for any future releases. And I highly recommend checking this out!

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