A WBS™ Pick! YOU by Caroline Kepnes

by Vincent Salera 08 Jan 2019

YOU by Caroline Kepnes published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books September 2014

Official Synopsis: When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone GirlAmerican Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

“Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious.” —Lena Dunham

“Chilling…[Kepnes’ YOU] will have readers looking over their shoulders.” (Publisher’s Weekly)

“Chilling…unrelenting.” (USAToday.com)

“A deeply dark yet mesmerizing first novel of two people caught in a romantic tangle with an ever-tightening knot.” (Booklist)

“Is Caroline Kepnes’ ‘You’ the next GONE GIRL? It’ll take you inside a psychopath’s head… and might even make you like him. A mad and macabre love story.” (TimeOut Australia)

“Could be the next GONE GIRL…a perverse suspense romance about obsession, sex, and secrets.” (PopSugar.com)

“All-consuming – a book that will not release its hold on you, even when you are not actively reading it.” (BoloBooks.com)

“You…had the page-turning quality of classic (Stephen) King at his peak.” (The Devil’s Advocate)

“Kepnes’debut novel is gripping in both substance and style.” (Closer Magazine)

About the Author

Caroline Kepnes is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her first novel You was translated into nineteen languages, shortlisted for a CWA New Blood Award, and made into a TV series airing on Lifetime.
Her second novel Hidden Bodies is a sequel that Booklist describes as the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman. Her most recent novel is Providence. Caroline earned a BA in American Civilization at Brown University and worked as a pop culture journalist on Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer on 7th Heaven. She now writes full-time and lives in Los Angeles.
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Vincent Salera

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