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Obsessive and chilling indeed...
3 September 2016
This was a truly zippy and uplifting psychological thriller. I knew I was enjoying it when I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions. This is however an extremely dark story, written from the point of view of a charming, likeable villain stalking a woman. Joe is a fascinating character. He is charismatic and uses a lot of humour. He makes observations about the culture of young adults today that I found very accurate and relatable. Joe is a terrible person but Kepnes writes him in such a way that it's easy to forget he's a monster, and instead the reader starts to almost care about him and root for him to succeed. He has a very strange moral landscape. This novel really is good. I know some people won't like it, just because of how dark and disturbing it is. It is not a light read, Joe does a lot of bad stuff, and in order to enjoy the novel, you have to be okay with reading about him doing these things, without many consequences. I really enjoyed this book. It isn't perfect and it's not for everyone. There are not very many books written from a stalkers POV!