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 See You is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents of 2015.
©2016 Clare Mackintosh (P)2016 Little Brown
What would you do if you found out there was a database for sale showing the exact movements of everyday female commuters. Where they stand on the platform, which train carriage they sit in, ...just normal women taking the same route every working day. What if a man wanted to 'accidentally' meet one so he could strike up a conversation which may lead to a date? What if a subscriber always wanted to put fear into a woman? What if a deranged person wanted to rape, abuse, assault or murder someone? Would you buy this list? What if you found out you were on it?
All of these questions are put to us, as wide-eyed listeners of this terrific, believable story. The narrator is wonderful, the characters are credible and I highly recommend this thriller.
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Twists and turns throughout!
I will definitely be on the look out for more by Clare Mackintosh!
Really enjoyed this book. Had ticked all the boxes for me - clever plot with a good twist and a fabulous narrator.
It had potential and a good hook, but the characters fall flat & feel inconsistent & insincere. The writing is not thought out, immature. Particularly disappointing second half.
"Slow start with a satisfying ending"
I had trouble finishing this book at first. I could not connect to the characters, but i have kept on listening. In the end, it was worth the time.
my first audible and enjoyed it.. Story is interesting and thrilling.. climax is fantastic.. Loved it
"I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!"
My first look at a Clare Mackintosh book and I’ve come away very, very impressed. At first I felt as if the book wasn’t quite going to really take off in any great way but the time taken to paint sheer normality of modern family life in London made what was to happen as the story unfolded all the more meaningful. Two very strong and deep female lead characters, one a normal working mum and the other a discredited but dedicated police constable are given genuine depth and persona.
The narration by Rachel Atkins is extremely strong, clear and suited to the material. She smoothly moves the story forwards as it gradually unfolds and reveals its twists and turns. In summary this is a deeply satisfying, well produced thriller with characters that are rendered with detailed clarity and warmth by the author. What happens to them matters. What happens to them is both frightening and credible with plenty of twists and guessing games along the way.
I have no qualms whatsoever about recommending this one!
I enjoyed I Let You Go so much that I have been waiting for this to be published. After hearing clip that the author shared on her Facebook page I decided to preorder the audio book. The narration really brought the book to life and her voice was perfect for this book. Anyone who, like me, is a creature of habit will get the creeps reading (hearing) this book. Another cracker of a book from Clare Mackintosh.
"A Proper Suspense-Thriller"
A cleverly thought-out plot filled-out with very believable detail of family-life, work-life and travel around London on the tube system. Things that those of us living in the area can all relate to. It all helps to give the impression of a real danger that could happen to any of us.
The story is told through the eyes of two women, one in the past tense, one in the present. Also occasionally through the creepy voice of the culprit confirming to the listener only, that the imagined danger is real. That's what makes it a good suspense novel.
Not sure that the central premise of the plot is plausible, but that doesn't detract from the enjoyment. This a an easy listen. Maybe a bit lightweight as a book, but that's what you want sometimes. This is the second book from Clare Mackintosh that I've listened to. I look forward to the possibility of a third being published.
"Gripping and highly addictive"
I See You fills the void left by Girl on the Train and The Widow. I could not stop listening to this production - the narrative develops the characters well, and the story is compelling, and worryingly freakish... I loved it. The performance is excellent and brought the characters to life. I listened to this after really enjoying I Let You Go by the same author, and I feel have got the order right. This was a stronger book, in my view, and now I am bereft having finished it!
A brilliant performance of a gripping story. I was scared witless whilst listening to it but couldn't stop!
"wow! what an ending!"
I cannot get over the epilogue... I had to pick my chin up off the floor! great book though! one I will definitely recommend.
"Had potential but found it very predictable"
I found the first half was slow and i struggled to keep going. Second half much better but either i'm a literary genuis, which I really don't think I am, or it's a very predictable story.
The characters in the second half seemed like they'd had an IQ reduction and were overlooking some very obvious clues and acting frustratingly dumb. i did keep going but the last 30 mins was exactly as predicted.
Just my take.
"A top-notch thriller. First class."
This story twists and turns and keeps you guessing right up to the final chapters. And, even then,it delivers a jaw-dropping, shocking twist in the epilogue. Fabulous narration, a great plot, a smashing cast of characters and terrifyingly believable. I loved Clare Mackintosh's first novel, I Let You Go, and this story is every bit as good. 10/10.
Very enjoyable and great narration. Couldn't stop listening towards the end which is full of surprises.
I found this a compelling listen that kept me returning to the recording wanting to know what happens next. It’s a combination of psychological thriller and detective story. The characters are well-developed and the pacy narrative draws one into the murky world of dating apps and how they can expose women to predatory men. I was surprised and a bit disappointed by the denouement and on reflection can see some details that don’t ring true, but it’s mainly a great listen that I found scary as I walked in twilight along a lonely path!
The narrator drives the story along with verve and she's good at different accents.
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