What would you do for love?
Joe Goldberg is obsessed. Who isn’t when they’re falling in love? It takes up every second of your thoughts, every hour of your day. Joe, though, Joe takes it a little too far. When he meets Beck, a customer in the bookstore he manages, it’s love at first sight. He’ll do anything for her. Even commit murder.
This book was thoroughly entertaining for me. Its dark undertones fed into my need for a good thriller. Written in an absorbing first person, we truly get into the mind of a stalker. How he gets his information on her, how he sets up these “chance” meetings. He twists himself into being the good guy and it’s mind-blowing. Who could seriously talk themselves into that kind of behavior? As for the characters, Joe and Beck come across as extremely real, with Beck having a little more depth than Joe. We don’t really get a lot of background on Joe, but it works out.
A superb psychological thriller, I didn’t find much wrong with this novel. In my opinion, it’s well-written, thorough, and satisfying.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
About Caroline Kepnes :
Caroline Kepnes is the New York Times bestselling author of You, Hidden Bodies, Providence and You Love Me. Her work has been translated into a multitude of languages and inspired a television series adaptation of You, currently on Netflix. Kepnes graduated from Brown University and then worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She grew up in Cape Cod, and now lives in Los Angeles.