Many thanks to Atria books and Net Galley for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Novel Synopsis(via Goodreads):
When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.
Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .
A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.
This insomniac's opinion:
Holy buckets! That escalated quickly!
I have honestly never read a novel from the perspective of "the bad guy" that was so wholly engrossing before. I was drawn in slowly and was suddenly rushing through to the mad finish as though I was an accomplice. It felt dirty. Wonderfully dirty.
Not my usual cup of tea by any stretch(and likely wouldn't be for everyone-vivid sex scenes, profanity, brutality) but I will not be forgetting this one for a while!
Worth staying up all night to read?
I cannot state enough that this novel was not for everyone, but I stayed up all night for sure!
Rating: 4 stars