” You will know me soon too, I promise.
I have to agree with reviewers before me: this book was creepy and pretentious; but part of me thinks that was the authors intention. We are in Joe’s mind and we see how he looks down on everyone and how he begins to take control of Beck’s life. What made me stop reading this book was the simple fact that it was just to terrifying for me. There it is. I’m a wimp.
This felt all to real, and does make you question just how much of your life you are putting out there on social media. We put way to much of our lives out there for others to see, and it makes it easy for people like Joe. I was just severely creeped out, my heart beating way too fast, I had to set it down. I guess this type of thriller is not for me.
But while this book had that scary element going for it, it seemed to take forever and a day to read it. The pace of the book seemed to move both fast and too slow. I don’t know how else to explain it. I thought the writing was good; Caroline Kepnes brought the reader into Joe’s mind, and you could almost (but really, not quite) feel sorry for Joe at times. But I immediately squashed that feeling.
The connection has probably already been made, but The Police song, “Every Breath You Take” is definitely appropriate for this book!
“Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you
Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I’ll be watching youOh can’t you see
You belong to me
My poor heart aches
With every step you take”
My Rating: 2/5 stars
I might change my rating, but I am so conflicted on this book, I'll have to think about it.