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.
My Review: An extremely dark tale with twisted characters. This book appeals to my sick and depraved taste and was quite graphic in places. If you like psychopaths and serial killers with a brilliant sense of humour and an unusual grasp of wooing a girlfriend then this book’s perfect for you.
About The Author: When Caroline Kepnes worked at a bookstore in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she had to keep handwritten track of all books purchased in a notebook. This led to awkward silences with some customers, great banter with others. While working at this shop, Caroline read Lolita. Several years later, she is the author of You, a novel about an obsessive bookseller. Caroline is currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, California and Cape Cod while she writes Love, the sequel to You. Caroline has written about television and boy bands (Hi, Westlife) for Entertainment Weekly and Tiger Beat, among other outlets. And she has scripted episodes of 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. If you Google her, you will find that she has written many short stories as well. She avoids needles and freeways whenever possible.