Review by Norma: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

I See YouI See You by Clare Mackintosh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Date read:  April 23 – 26, 2017

When I first realized that this author had a new book out I quickly snapped it up as I absolutely loved her first novel I LET YOU GO and was totally shocked with that unforgettable major twist!  Although I have no intentions of comparing the two novels as they are completely different, this one just didn’t work out as well for me.

I SEE YOU by CLARE MACKINTOSH is a good mystery/crime thriller that had me engaged, entertained, and interested enough throughout most of this book to keep me turning those pages but then it lost me somewhere near the end. In my opinion there was an unnecessary twist with the reveal that just didn’t pan out for me as the reasoning behind it just didn’t seem all that realistic to me and I had a sneaky suspicion who the culprit was going to be.  So I definitely missed out on the shock-factor of the final reveal.

I found the cover and title of this book to be appealing and very fitting which draws you right into this sinister tale of how women are being targeted, watched, and followed while commuting to and from work on the London Underground.

CLARE MACKINTOSH delivers a slow-building suspenseful storyline that is well-written and an angst driven read here. I couldn’t even imagine how scared I would be if I seen a picture of myself in the classifieds for a dating site and was one of the women being stalked and followed like our main character Zoe.  Scary!

I SEE YOU is told in three different alternating points of view between Zoe Walker, PC Kelly Swift, and the stalker.  PC Kelly Swift was told in the third person and sometimes I found her to be a little confusing when she would be recounting some incidences from her past.

To sum it all up it was an entertaining, mostly enjoyable, suspenseful, steady-paced, quick and easy read with a twist ending.