Review: You by Caroline Kepnes

You by Caroline Kepnes
Santino Fontana (Narrator)
(You #1)
Audiobook, Duration: 11:06:28
Published September 30th, 2014
by Simon Schuster Audio
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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.

My thoughts…

Joe Goldberg works at a bookstore in New York, when a girl, Beck, walks in, Joe can’t help but make conversation with her. Beck and Joe flirt with each other, Beck is the type of girl who is constantly looking for attention and leads Joe on. For Joe, Beck is the girl for him, it’s meant to be. After Beck leaves the bookstore, Joe Googles the name on her credit card. He begins stalking her online through her social media accounts to find out where she’ll be. He eventually hacks into her email account and ends up planting himself into her life. His love has turned into a deadly obsession.

What can I say about Beck… I didn’t like her at all, she was needy, thoughtless and heartless, she used her friends and Joe. Beck was mean to Joe and I had no idea what he saw in her, he would do anything for her. I was rooting for Joe the entire time, I know I shouldn’t because he is a deranged murderer but, I sympathized with Joe. It is sad to say but, I wanted Joe to kill Beck right away, she was annoying.

This book was interesting, it will make you think twice about the information you reveal about yourself on social media and how you interact with strangers. It had me second guessing my social media accounts and why I post about my life online. This book was well-written, but I felt it dragged in some parts.

Happy Reading -J 


  1. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! And it goes to say that all social media accounts should be set to private, right? How deliciously scary!
    Great review Jovita!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews