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I love to read just about anything, as long as it's fiction. I read for me - that means I read what I want, when I want. My reviews tend to mostly be based on how I'm able to personally connect with the story/characters. They are not intended to influence someone to read, or not read, a particular book. I always encourage people to take a chance and make up your own mind.

 

Oh, and I love chocolate.

I See You

I See You - Clare Mackintosh

In I See You we have a situation where women are being stalked, and sometimes more, based on a new service that sells their commute details. The basic premise is that most of us do the same things every day (walk the dog at the same time on the same route, sit on the same seat in on the subway, etc.), which makes it easy for people to watch our movements and then use them to do harm. 

 

I liked the concept of the book. I wouldn't say that it kept my heart pounding and it didn't make me look over my shoulder constantly, but it was an enjoyable book. I didn't guess the outcome, so I have to give props there. Although a part of me feels like it was a stretch and I'm not sure there was much justification for the 'who done it' other than to fool the reader. But it's fiction, so I'll allow it.

 

It often drifted back in time, sometimes in the middle of current dialogue, and that annoyed me. While I'm not at all a fan of the 'info dump' method, I think there could have been better ways to introduce some of the information without disrupting the flow of the story. For me, it detracted from the feeling of suspense I was hoping to have.

 

I've seen some comments from reviews that they enjoyed I Let You Go by the same author a bit more, so I'll give that one a shot too.