AUDIO BOOK: You: A novel by Caroline Kepnes

Release Date:
 September 30, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audio
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes
Narrator: Santino Fontana
Genre: Psychological Thriller 
Buy: Audible | Kindle


How far would you go for the perfect love? A young man’s dark obsession with an enigmatic, gorgeous writer leads to murderous consequences in this erotic psychological thriller. 

You walk into the bookstore and you keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn’t slam. You smile, embarrassed to be a nice girl, and your nails are bare and your V-neck sweater is beige and it’s impossible to know if you’re wearing a bra but I don’t think that you are. You’re so clean that you’re dirty and you murmur your first word to me - hello.

When aspiring writer and recent Brown graduate Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade, and their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences.


Written in the point of view of sociopathic Joe.  If you ever wanted to know the inner workings of a serial killer than this is the perfect read.  You get to hear how Joe rationalizes his actions and his whole obsession with Beck. Its creepy and funny and I found myself chuckling at times and other times I was sitting there freaked out that someone could think this way. 

I honestly don't understand what Joe sees in Beck, she is a shallow horrible person surrounded by other horrible people but then I'm not a psychotic killer so I guess thats why I don't see it.  Santino Fontana makes the character of Joe come to life in a very eery way.  You actually start to believe you are listening to the brain of someone who is totally nuts. As you move further into the book you see Joe unravel more and more, his obsession with Beck getting worse and worse.  Its terrifying and fascinating at the same time. 

Unique, this book draws you in and keeps your attention as you get a sideline view of a killer.