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New York Times Best Seller
New York Times Best Seller


Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 425
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Thrillers, Media Tie-In
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Book theme: Suspense, Psychological
Language: English
Street Date: August 28, 2018
TCIN: 53252468
UPC: 9781501195433
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1517
Origin: Made in the USA


About the Book

"Love hurts. When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he's instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams. Beck doesn't know it yet, but she's perfect for him, and soon she can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there's more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect facade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences"--

Book Synopsis


"Hypnotic and scary." --Stephen King

"I am riveted, aghast, aroused, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious." --Lena Dunham

From debut author Caroline Kepnes comes You, one of Suspense Magazine's Best Books of the Year, and a brilliant and terrifying novel for the social media age.

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she'll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight--the perfect place for a "chance" meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck's life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck's perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way--even if it means murder.

A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that's being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King's Misery.

Review Quotes

"You by Caroline Kepnes completely blew me away...It's an exceptional thriller that is chillingly passionate, dangerous, and quite often left me speechless."-- "The Book Ramblings"

"You is the kind of book you will read whenever you have a spare moment. It is the book you will not be able to put down, and once you finish, you will want to start over again."-- "Huffpost Books"

"A brilliant tale of obsessive's GONE GIRL meets a sinister version of GIRLS."-- "Marie Claire (UK)"

"A deeply dark yet mesmerizing first novel of two people caught in a romantic tangle with an ever-tightening knot."-- "Booklist"

"A page turner...clever and chilling."-- "Elle (UK)"

"All-consuming - a book that will not release its hold on you, even when you are not actively reading it."-- ""

"An impending sense of dread hangs over Kepnes' cleverly claustrophobic debut, in which love takes on a whole new meaning...Kepnes keeps the reader guessing."-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Be prepared to be chilled to the bone by this book. And remember to change your passwords, check your locks, and close the drapes."-- "Vox Libris"

"Chilling...unrelenting."-- ""

"Chilling...[Kepnes' YOU] will have readers looking over their shoulders."-- "Publisher's Weekly"

"Could be the next GONE GIRL...a perverse suspense romance about obsession, sex, and secrets."-- ""

"I was immediately hooked--and read it in a matter of hours. Could. Not. Stop."-- "Buzzfeed, 37 Books with Plot Twists that Will Blow Your Mind"

"If you liked GONE GIRL'S portrayal of a marriage in decline, the demented love story at the heart of YOU will have you gripped....This book will give you Stockholm syndrome."-- "Harpers Bazaar (UK)"

"Intense and deeply disturbing, You is a dark story told in a fresh voice, and an addictive read from beginning to end. Being inside Joe Goldberg's head was both a thrill and a nightmare, and yet I didn't want to wake up. I look forward to more from the very talented Caroline Kepnes."--Jennifer Hillier, author of THE BUTCHER

"Is Caroline Kepnes' 'You' the next GONE GIRL? It'll take you inside a psychopath's head... and might even make you like him. A mad and macabre love story."-- "TimeOut Australia"

"Kepnes'debut novel is gripping in both substance and style."-- "Closer Magazine"

"This book is dark, disturbing, twisted, erotic, psychotic...just try to put it down. Fans of...Gillian Flynn will love this book."-- ""

"This is one of the most unsettling books I've read this year, but despite being thoroughly creeped out, I couldn't put it down even for a second. It's narrated by the villain, which makes for a rather unnerving read. I even found myself accidentally rooting for him as he was about to commit pretty heinous crimes. Whoops."-- "Bustle"

"You think you know the story: girl meets boy, boy turns out to be a murderous stalker. US journalist Kepnes' debut is a fantastically creepy thriller...the kind of book you put your life on hold for."-- "Glamour"

"Both original and compelling. If you only read one new thriller this year, make it this one. It will stay with you long after you have put it down."--Geoffrey Wansell "Daily Mail (UK)"

"My most favorite thriller."--Lena Dunham

"Hypnotic and scary...never read anything quite like it."--Stephen King

"YOU is superb. So funny, apart from anything else, and properly clever. It is: different, hot."--Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and The Other Woman's House

About The Author

Caroline Kepnes is the author of You, Hidden Bodies, Providence, and numerous short stories. Her work has been translated into a multitude of languages and inspired a television series adaptation of You, currently on Netflix. Kepnes graduated from Brown University and previously worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and now lives in Los Angeles.
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
88% would recommend
9 recommendations

Pretty good

3 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MAYA - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I enjoyed this book. It was a good read
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Interesting and slightly creepy

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Peppermint1991 - 1 year ago
You was interesting and highly engrossing from the very beginning. I enjoyed that the story is from 2nd narration. The story is a little bit creepy, but not too creepy. It does feature lots of stalking, violence, and murder, just so people are aware before starting the book.
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Could not put it down!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
twizted - 1 year ago
COULDNT PUT IT DOWN!! I watched the Netflix series before even knowing about book and while the series is great the book is indescribable - literally I could not put it down. If you are at all a fan of the show run and grab this book series
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
kmich14 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this story, lives up to the hype of the show and then some!
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Favorite book!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Lynds - 2 years ago
This is my favorite book I have read in a long time!! It’s different from the show, but good in its own way. I read this book in 3 days, it’s so hard to put down! Highly recommend, it’s creepy and leaves you on edge like a good scary book should!!
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5 out of 5 stars
Mel05 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book! I really enjoyed the book more then the series on Netflix. My daughter loved it too.
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Its okay.

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Alexis - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
The show is definitely better, the joe on the book is extremely creepy. Also the writing style isn’t my favorite.
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Unique and intriguing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
jsg73 - 3 years ago
Wonderfully written book! It draws you in from page one.
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
RascallyToast - 3 years ago
love the book as much as the show. the dialog makes you feel like he's talking to her and your right next to watching and going thru these experiences.
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5 out of 5 stars
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- 3 years ago
Good read, interesting characters that keep you glued to the book and that keep you from ever putting it down.
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