I was exceptionally fortunate to be offered a review copy of Clare Mackintosh’s upcoming novel I See You. Huge thanks to the publishers, Sphere, and THE Book Club online for that opportunity. I only got around to reading the author’s debut I Let You Go a few weeks back (review here) and was determined not to let this languish on the to-be-read pile for as long. I See You isn’t due to be published until July 28th so this is a very advanced review and I think it’s a book you’ll be hearing a lot about this year.
In fact I’m not going to tell you much about the book at all. Like I Let You Go, it is best enjoyed knowing as little about the plot as possible and I don’t want to risk giving away any spoilers. What I will say is that Clare Mackintosh has produced another exceptionally clever, well plotted book and once you have started reading, clear a few hours as you won’t want to put it down! It’s well paced with the action switching between Zoe Walker, who is disturbed to come across a photo of herself in a classified advert in a newspaper and Kelly Swift, an officer with the British Transport Police. There are also occasional short unsettling chapters from an anonymous watcher. Always believable, scarily so sometimes, you will be wondering exactly what is going on as the many secrets and surprises in the story are revealed. Clare Mackintosh has cleverly given hints and teasers about what’s happening but you just won’t be sure and will start looking at all the characters suspiciously.
A brilliant story which had me hooked from the start. You definitely won’t want to miss it, so mark 28th July in your diary or even better, pre-order now by clicking here I See You
From the back of the book
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, page-turning psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents of 2015