The Resource I see you, Clare Mackintosh

I see you, Clare Mackintosh

I see you
I see you
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Clare Mackintosh
"The author of the smash bestseller, I Let You Go, propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller, in which a normal, everyday woman becomes trapped in the confines of her normal, everyday world... Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes thesame route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her... It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing throughher local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her, a grainy photo along with a phone number and listing for a website called Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they've becomethe victims of increasingly violent crimes--including rape and murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad's twisted purpose...a discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. For now Zoe is sure that someone close to her hasset her up as the next target. And now that man on the train--the one smiling at Zoe from across the car--could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move
I see you
Zoe Walker sees her picture in a personal ad for a dating website. At first she thinks there must be a mistake. She soon learns that other women whose pictures have appeared in these ads have been subjected to violent crimes. Zoe contacts the police. PC Kelly Smith, a disgraced former detective, works to find the mastermind behind the website and redeem herself. As each day passes Zoe becomes more and more paranoid and suspicious of everyone she meets. Told from three different viewpoints, the tension builds and kept me on the edge of my seat. -- Karen Zeibak for LibraryReads
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  • /* Starred Review */ While flipping through a newspaper during her morning commute, Zoe Walker spots herself featured in an obscure dating site’s classified ad. After efforts to contact the site prove fruitless, she compulsively checks the ads and finds a new woman featured daily. Zoe begins researching the other photos in an effort to control her mounting paranoia and is horrified to find that women from the ads have been victimized in crimes from theft to murder. Only British Transit Authority constable Kelly Swift takes Zoe’s fears seriously, but she comes with baggage. Ten years ago, Kelly’s promising future as a Sexual Offenses Unit detective was scrapped after she attacked a prisoner. After hearing Zoe’s concerns, Kelly calls in her last favor to secure assignment to the murder case, shunting aside fears that confronting her past will result in personal and professional destruction. Zoe’s practicality lends gut-clenching credence to her distress, creating sharp contrast to Kelly’s wavering stability, and the steadily thickening paranoia will leave readers questioning their comfortable routines. This follow-up to Mackintosh’s debut, I Let You Go (2016), is a well-crafted blend of calculated malevolence, cunning plot twists, and redemption that will appeal to fans of Sophie Hannah, Ruth Rendell, and Ruth Ware. -- Tran, Christine (Reviewed 12/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 8, p25)
  • /* Starred Review */ 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.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 12/05/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 49, p)
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372 pages
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