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The Resource I see you, Clare Mackintosh

I see you, Clare Mackintosh

Label
I see you
Title
I see you
Statement of responsibility
Clare Mackintosh
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her ... It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her, a grainy photo along with a phone number and listing for a website called findtheone.com. Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they've become the victims of increasingly violent crimes--including rape and murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad's twisted purpose ... a discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. For now Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target. And now that man on the train--the one smiling at Zoe from across the car--could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Booklist (December 15, 2016)
Review
  • /*LibraryReads Favorite*/ Zoe Walker sees her picture in a personal ad for a dating website. At first she thinks there must be a mistake. She soon learns that other women whose pictures have appeared in these ads have been subjected to violent crimes. Zoe contacts the police. PC Kelly Smith, a disgraced former detective, works to find the mastermind behind the website and redeem herself. As each day passes Zoe becomes more and more paranoid and suspicious of everyone she meets. Told from three different viewpoints, the tension builds and kept me on the edge of my seat. -- Karen Zeibak, Wilton Library Association, Wilton, CT. (LibraryReads, February 2017)
  • Zoe Walker leads a quiet life, commuting on the London metro to a dull job. One glimpse at her local paper sets her on edge. As Zoe struggles to figure out why she is seeing her photo on the lurid back pages of the daily news, she is pulled into what could be a much larger, more perilous operation. Other women's photos begin appearing in the paper, and as Zoe learns their identities, she discovers that the women are being murdered. Assigned to Zoe's case is PC Kelly Swift, who's hit rock bottom after assaulting a rape suspect. Dogged by a long-ago attack on her sister, the officer must prove her worth to the higher-ups, and Zoe's case may provide the perfect opportunity. With Kelly's help, Zoe draws closer to uncovering the shocking truth. The deft character development of this haunting, claustrophobic work sets it apart from more typical thrillers. Though Zoe appears to be an ordinary suburban mom, her relationships with her grown children and live-in boyfriend add depth. While Kelly is a more familiar character, her motivations, mistakes, and redemption make her compelling. VERDICT Fans of Harlan Coben's domestic suspense will enjoy this portrait of a woman facing inexplicably dangerous circumstances, and the technological components will please dedicated viewers of shows such as Mr. Robot.—Erinn Black Salge, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ --Erinn Black Salge (Reviewed 08/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 8, p111)
  • /* Starred Review */ Divorced middle-aged mum Zoe Walker, the narrator of this outstanding psychological thriller from Mackintosh (I Let You Go), is stunned when, during her daily commute to work as bookkeeper/office manager at a London real estate firm, she spots a photo of herself in a newspaper ad for sex chat lines. But the real fear kicks in when she combs through earlier ads and recognizes one face as that of a recent crime victim. After another woman she recognizes from the ads is murdered, Zoe connects with police constable Kelly Swift, who’s chafing under a disciplinary demotion. As Kelly and the task force she worms her way onto race to crack the baffling case, an increasingly terrified Zoe starts to turn a suspicious eye on just about everyone in her life, including her solicitous live-in boyfriend and her overbearing boss. Although some shocking final twists don’t quite convince, Mackintosh scripts a hair-raising ride all the scarier because its premise—that our predictable routines make us easy targets—is sadly so plausible. Author tour. Agent: Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown (U.K.). (Feb.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 12/05/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 49, p)
  • Zoe Walker is a commuter; she takes the same train route and tips the same guitar player in the station every day. She follows this predictable general routine until she spots a newspaper classified ad. A blurry photograph of Zoe is listed along with a phone number and address for a dating website. Intrigued at first, Zoe realizes that a different woman's photo has been running every day with the ad. She soon discovers that these women have been stalked, burgled, assaulted, and even murdered. Is she next? Mackintosh carefully builds suspense by alternating Zoe's obsessive, terrified first-person perspective with that of the third-person viewpoint of London police detective Kelly Swift. With insights into both sides of the investigation, readers will begin to believe that they, too, are being watched. VERDICT Mackintosh's second novel, after her acclaimed debut, I Let You Go, is a chilling addition to the mystery and police procedural genres. The twists and red herrings will attract fans of Tana French and Lisa Gardner.—Natalie Browning, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll. Lib., Richmond, VA --Natalie Browning (Reviewed 02/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 1, p73)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545246
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mackintosh, Clare
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.A2649
LC item number
I35 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Advertising, Classified
  • Women
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
I see you, Clare Mackintosh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Berkley hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781101988299
Lccn
2016032022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 953597932
  • (OCoLC)953597932
Label
I see you, Clare Mackintosh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Berkley hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781101988299
Lccn
2016032022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 953597932
  • (OCoLC)953597932

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