2.16.2016

finished reading

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, it's been hyped as the next Gone Girl and so far none of those comparisons have panned out for me. I liked how social media is used, it is definitely a timely novel. I really liked it, in a creepy way.

From the publisher:
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.

3 comments:

Lisa Gonzales said...

Just put this on my "get from the Library and read" list. Thanks for the heads up!

Paula Kaye said...

So many books are hyped as the next Gone Girl....

Erika S. said...

I haven't read "Gone Girl." I'll probably read that instead of this.