You: A Novel

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 while prose and plot are both delicious.” —Lena Dunham

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

When a stunning, aspiring author strides into the East Village bookstall the place Joe Goldberg works, he does what an individual might do: he Googles the identify on her credits card.

There is just one Guinevere Beck in long island urban. She has a public fb account and Tweets continuously, telling Joe every little thing he must be aware of: she is just Beck to her associates, 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 sequence of occasions to make sure Beck unearths herself in his ready fingers. relocating from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s excellent guy, all whereas quietly elimination the stumbling blocks 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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You will have that. there isn't much i will be able to do. So I stand by means of. I learn your e-mails. Chana is correct: truthfully, Beck. it might be great if Benji enjoyed you, yet he doesn’t. So it’s now not amazing whilst he bails on you and cheats on you and pulls that bizarre Daddy shit. you recognize? this may sound bizarre, yet i'm chuffed for you. allow this finish already. Lynn chimes in: i believe there are not any reliable men in manhattan. It’s in contrast to I’m in a few rush to get married, i like it on the UN. and that i may really move paintings in Prague than get married, yet truthfully, I don’t imagine there are sturdy males the following. They’re all Benjis. Chana writes again: Get off eHarmony, Lynn. heavily. i'm positive till you might have a separate inner most electronic mail trade with this Peach individual. You’re assorted together with her. You: I sound like the sort of lady, yet I haven’t heard from Benji. He form of bailed on me. He’s most likely simply busy yet what if . . . Peach: What if you happen to bought so busy writing whatever striking that you just forgot approximately him. It’s like in yoga if you placed your entire strength into one sacred position: you. You: you're soooo correct. thanks, clever one! however it doesn’t topic what your mates imagine. You’re nonetheless drafting e-mails to him. And now you must understand the place he's and whilst you’re going to determine him. you will want him. nonetheless. you would like my support and that i forge an access in Benji’s domestic Soda weblog: Spontaneous trek to the ACK. New idea, new flavors with the aid of a stunning spouse. he's the type of asshole who may seek advice from Nantucket via its airport code, ACK, and naturally he didn’t invite you. He didn’t inform you he used to be going. He simply left. He’s no sturdy. And he used the note stunning and you’re presupposed to imagine he’s with Monica and write him off as soon as and for all. nonetheless, you ship the hyperlink to Peach, and also you are unhappy, now not mad. She writes again: Sweetie, he’s an entrepreneur. And he’s most likely concerning Rascal, his family’s Lab. Don’t jump . . . to conclusions! we're at an deadlock. None of this has labored. You forgive this fucker who tweets a filtered picture of the come-fuck-me soda cunt. there have been no circumstances of free of charge domestic Soda at your interpreting, Beck, yet you continue to wish him and that i nonetheless need to repair this. I ship you an email from Benji: lengthy tale. Be good, child. You open the email seconds after I ship it. You don’t ahead it for your associates and also you don’t draft one other violent fuck-you electronic mail. Now you're still and i'm no longer shocked whilst my mobile signals me that i've got a brand new email an hour later. It’s you: Thursday in its place? I did it. eventually. i've got just one notice for you: certain. whilst the little pansy wakes up, I don’t know the way a lot time has handed yet he’s yawning like it’s been a century. He doesn’t appear to get it initially and he makes awkward small discuss the cage—is this mahogany? —and then he talks approximately parrots. ultimately, it dawns on him that there are bars isolating us. He reaches for the door and for the second one time this day, I watch this prick yank a door deal with. “You don’t have to do that,” I say. i attempt to maintain him calm. i'm sort. “Let me out,” he snaps. “Now. ” “Benji,” I say.

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