I See You

Clare Mackintosh. Berkley, $26 (384p) ISBN 978-1-101-98829-9
Divorced middle-aged mum Zoe Walker, the narrator of this outstanding psychological thriller from Mackintosh (I Let You Go), is stunned when, during her daily commute to work as bookkeeper/office manager at a London real estate firm, she spots a photo of herself in a newspaper ad for sex chat lines. But the real fear kicks in when she combs through earlier ads and recognizes one face as that of a recent crime victim. After another woman she recognizes from the ads is murdered, Zoe connects with police constable Kelly Swift, who’s chafing under a disciplinary demotion. As Kelly and the task force she worms her way onto race to crack the baffling case, an increasingly terrified Zoe starts to turn a suspicious eye on just about everyone in her life, including her solicitous live-in boyfriend and her overbearing boss. Although some shocking final twists don’t quite convince, Mackintosh scripts a hair-raising ride all the scarier because its premise—that our predictable routines make us easy targets—is sadly so plausible. Author tour. Agent: Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown (U.K.). (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/05/2016
Release date: 02/21/2017
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 978-1-101-98831-2
Compact Disc - 978-0-8041-9512-6
Paperback - 544 pages - 978-1-5247-5636-9
Paperback - 384 pages - 978-0-399-58655-2
Paperback - 400 pages - 978-1-101-98830-5
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