It’s been a while since I’ve read a good thriller so I was especially taken with I See You by Clare McIntosh. I was a little concerned at the outset because the focus on a middle aged woman commuting in London felt too reminiscent of The Girl on the Train, but I liked the cast of characters in this book much more than I liked the characters in The Girl on a Train (in the first 50 pages or so, which is all I read).
I See You is the story of Zoe, a single mother of nearly-adult children, and the drudgery of her daily commute. She uncovers a crime ring that targets women on the Tube, and the investigation is both done with the police and on her own.I felt unsettled throughout the book, and though I knew what kind of a reading ride I was in for, there were still surprises along the way. If you’re in the mood for a paranoid cat-and-mouse kind of plot that moves briskly, this is your kind of book.
I See You by Clare Mackintosh
Berkley, February 2017
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher.