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Published by Atria Books on September 30th 2014
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense
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When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.
There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.
As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.
A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.
Every Thursday during October—or, as we like to call it, Thrilltober—we’re promoting a different spooky, creepy, and totally thrilling book here on the NewsRoom, complete with a fantastic pull quote and designed card that you can share on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #Thrilltober and tag us on Twitter at @AtriaBooks and @AtriaMysteryBus.
First, we brought you NIGHT MUSIC, a spine-tingling collection of short stories from mystery mastermind John Connolly. Then, we talked up THE NEW HUNGER, the must-read prequel to Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.
Prepare yourself for this week’s pick: YOU by Caroline Kepnes. Lauded by Stephen King as “hypnotic and scary” and “totally original,” YOU is a brilliant, terrifying, and addictive novel for the social media age by debut author Caroline Kepnes. People Magazine even promises that it “will give you chills.”
Read more about the book below, and get ready for the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES, coming February 23rd.
**Joe’s story continues in HIDDEN BODIES, coming February 23, 2016.**
Charmingly murderous antihero Joe continues his twisted quest for the perfect love in this thrilling follow-up to the “deeply dark yet mesmerizing” You (Booklist). When Joe follows the woman he wants to marry to the West Coast, he never imagines that his obsession will lead him to such tragedy…
After the heartbreak of losing his girlfriend, Beck, Joe Goldberg thought he’d never love again. But when mysterious Amy Adam begins working for Joe at Mooney Books, he finds himself obsessed with his new employee. Amy is Beck’s opposite—she hates Twitter, she doesn’t even have an email address, she’s completely unsearchable online—and she quickly captures Joe’s heart. But just before Joe can ask Amy to marry him, she disappears, leaving a trail of clues in her wake.
Joe is then forced to do something so vile, so awful that he nearly loses his mind: he moves to Los Angeles to find Amy. He is tortured by a series of aspiring Angelenos—an insufferable stand-up comedian, philistine booksellers, a money-hungry nanny, and a slutty ghostwriter—before meeting his ticket to a more luxurious world: a surgically enhanced, social media–savvy heiress named Love Quinn. But Joe can’t stop stalking Amy, despite the world opening up to him with Love on his arm. Will Joe finally escape his sordid past? Or is Love just the latest casualty in Joe’s unrelenting search for the perfect match?
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