Sunday Book Club – You, Caroline Kepnes

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at three of the books in the series by Caroline Kepnes starting with the original You

You (2014)

Caroline Kepnes


When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten.

But there’s more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences…

A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes’ You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any YOU

– from Blackwells

Positive Points

If you want a book that is a really good read then I will highly recommend this as it is page turner. It is a story that is gripping and will leave you wanting to read more. The way that the book is written in the first person also makes the twists and turns sometimes even more surprising as the most shocking things are not always said in the most shocking ways and that is why it is such a good read and very dark.

Negative Points

If you are expecting exactly the same story as the films then you will be disappointed as the story goes further into details and some of the characters in the show are not in the book.

Overall Review

Before I watched any of the television shows, I decided to start by reading the books and I am so glad that I did. The first book in the series is everything you expect from a book about Joe and the way that it is written means that it is a lot colder and more sinister. I think even if you have watched the shows, you should give the book a read as it really gives you an insight into how dark the character truly is. The book gives you much more information then the television show actually does and you will notice that some parts are missed out

Rating : **** 5 Stars

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