By Caroline Kepnes

Praise for Caroline Kepnes and You:

Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you identify it. The infrequent example whilst prose and plot are both delicious.” —Lena Dunham

From debut writer Caroline Kepnes comes You, considered one of Suspense Magazine’s most sensible Books of 2014, and an excellent and terrifying novel for the social media age.

When a gorgeous, aspiring author strides into the East Village bookstall the place Joe Goldberg works, he does what somebody may do: he Googles the identify on her credits card.

There is just one Guinevere Beck in big apple urban. She has a public fb account and Tweets ceaselessly, telling Joe every thing he must comprehend: she is just Beck to her pals, she went to Brown collage, she lives on financial institution road, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the excellent position for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes regulate of Beck’s existence, he orchestrates a chain of occasions to make sure Beck reveals herself in his ready fingers. relocating from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s excellent guy, all whereas quietly removal the hindrances that stand of their way—even if it capacity murder.

A terrifying exploration of ways susceptible all of us are to stalking and manipulation, debut writer Caroline Kepnes grants a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected electronic age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being in comparison to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

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We're inundated with Kingophiles, attempting to store their marriage with a publication membership, older fanatics who've waited perpetually, younger punks who are looking to payment into an self sustaining bookstall on fb, freaks who spotlight the undesirable elements and yearn to reeanact, withdrawn dullards eager for the companionship promised by means of a page-turner, ladies who wish extra out of a publication than a feisty fuck with a commitmentphobic banker. all people loves King and that i love you and this present day I might be pondering how I’m going to half my hair and even if you’re going to lick your arms after we consume. as an alternative I discuss Danny Fucking Torrance, all growed up! i admire Stephen King up to any crimson rum consuming American, yet I resent the truth that I, the bookseller, am his whinge. You’re an MFA candidate and we would speak literature this night. For all i do know, you'll be so apprehensive that you just cave in right into a fog of pretension and compliment a crap-infested chapbook of experimental narrative. And what am I going to assert in go back? are you able to think Danny Torrance is all growed up? Books don’t get any further advertisement and anti-chap than Stephen Fucking King (unless you must discuss Dan Brown, yet you can’t examine the 2 simply because Dan Brown’s now not literary). And if Mr. King have been the following, he will be on my facet; he understands that first dates require attempt. He additionally likes books except his personal and he’d be happy with those parents in the event that they learn anything they didn’t pay attention approximately on strong Morning the USA (but no longer a chapbook of experimental narrative). Plus, Mr. King owes me; I promote his fucking books! in fact, he’s now not right here and the solar loiters, nonetheless, and the check in is drained and I’ve had a similar dialog eighty-five thousand instances this present day. “Did you notice that overview within the ny instances? ” “I certain did. ” “Can you simply wait to learn it? Jack Nicholson was once so frightening within the first! ” Philistines and that i break the sign up while it will get stuck—again—and I hit it simply because time is relocating too slowly. I omit you and that i wish you and at last here’s a lady who’s now not procuring Stephen King. She’s deciding to buy Rachael Ray cookbooks and she or he acts like I hit her, now not the sign up. She does the passive-aggressive sigh and begins pounding at her Twitter app on her mobile: undesirable customer support is the worst! #mooneyrare She wishes me to determine and he or she shall we the cursor blink and ok, woman, ok. I ask for forgiveness for my ailing demeanour and inform her that Rachael Ray is underrated and she or he deletes her tweet, that's strong. There comes some degree while the universe must get in your part or pass fuck itself and the universe will get in line. I take a second to ship a tweet from Benji’s account: domestic Soda and absinthe? sure. #fiveoclocksomewhere the following asshole is ransacking through his pockets for his bank card to shop for his Stephen King so he can (fingers crossed) examine a sicko doing in poor health issues simply because he’s an excessive amount of of a pussy to do the entire ill issues he desires to do, issues he’s most likely desired to do in view that he used to be a child. That’s the matter with this unending centipede of lemmings, Beck.

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