You by Caroline Kepnes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
We've all had those "moments" - that time when you look at someone, perhaps have a brief conversation, and just know, 100% know, that you're made for each other. For the majority of us, it ends there. For some, it leads to a date, or another conversation. For Joe, however, it leads to obsession. His few sentences with Beck lead to him stalking her, convinced she's going to end up with him because they're so obviously right for each other.
What brought this down from a solid five (this is really 4.5 stars) is that some of this is just implausible. If you lose your phone, why not just buy a new one and have the number put on it? And if you suspect someone is, well, a little "off", why confront them privately? Why not (particularly given what Beck learns) leave and go to the police immediately? And how does no one suspect Joe of anything, ever?
Such a creepy book, not because of the mystery but because far too often what goes on is just so close to "it could really happen."
ARC provided by publisher.