I See You by Clare Mackintosh
Genre: thriller, mystery, suspense
Zoe Walker is having a normal stressful work day when she notices something strange on her commute home. While rifling through a local newspaper Zoe comes across a photo of herself along with a phone number and a link to a website called FindTheOne.com. When she shows the ad to her family they reassure her that the photo merely resembles her, she has nothing to worry about.
However, she notices every day after that another woman’s photo replaces the previous in the ad. What could the ad mean? The phone number doesn’t work and the website is password protected. With escalated paranoia Zoe turns to the police in the hopes they can solve the strange mystery of the advert and the women photographed.
This book was very unsettling. Like many other mysteries, the reader may question whether the main character is actually seeing what she says or if she is just overly paranoid. When the story becomes stranger and stranger, it’s harder to discern who is friend and who is foe. By the end of the novel I was completely blown away… and not in the best way.
While I really enjoyed the plot and the characters, the outcome of the story really turned my stomach. Which may very well have been Mackintosh’s purpose. I gave the book four stars because it was almost too much for me. This story could very well happen in real life, and maybe that’s why it was so unsettling.
If you really love mystery novels, this book is for you. While it was very difficult for me to read, it was still a good story and I recommend it for anyone who loves exciting and heart-pounding thrillers!