Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh @TheCrimeVault @LittleBrownUK




When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make…


So I downloaded this audiobook back in August 2018 and I’d been listening to it in chunks ever since then. Even though the book quickly got off the ground with the mystery, I had issues concentrating on it. It was only until 25 in Five this past weekend that I really sat down and gave it a good try. I’m so glad to have finally “read” this one. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!

I really loved the story for this one. The idea that someone is tracking your daily routine was really creepy and brought me back to my own commute I used to do for my old job. Just like this book points out, I would arrive at the same time, stand at the same place on the platform, and sit in the same carriage every day, both to and from work. I would have been the perfect candidate for You’re so unaware of just how predictable you are.

I didn’t love any of the characters in this book. From Zoe who was a cliché of a middle-aged woman who knew nothing about technology, to her budding actress daughter, to the apologetic still-in-love ex-husband and the troubled police officer. None of the characters were particularly memorable, but I did enjoy following their stories over the course of the book. And even though I hate the determined rookie police officer cliché, I did find myself rooting for Kelly, though not so much when she went against her superior’s instructions. Just for once can a fictional police officer do what they’re tod? Please?

I did find the start of this a little slow but it quickly ramped up and before I knew it, I was listening to hours on end of it, eager to know what was going to happen next.

Throughout the story, there were several mystery novel clichés but I was honestly a little surprised by the reveal, even though there was a part of me that felt like it was coming. I’m glad Mackintosh didn’t go with the easy option… until the epilogue when what I had thought from the start came into fruition. This did disappoint me, to be honest, but I’d enjoyed the rest of the book so much I still think it’s really worth the read!

Overall, I ended up really enjoying this mystery through all its clichés. It was an exciting and unique “read”. If you’re looking for an easy mystery /crime book I’d definitely recommend picking this up.

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16 Replies to “Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh @TheCrimeVault @LittleBrownUK”

  1. Every now and then there’s a book which reminds me about how predictable our lives are, and how that’s not always a good thing. I think this one might freak me out a little… O.o

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      1. There are times I am really glad that I have commute options to make me less traceable… but still it wouldn’t be that hard at all. Scary stuff.

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  2. I definitely enjoyed Clare Mackintosh’s other titles I Let You Go and Let Me Lie much more than I See You – so would definitely recommend those!!

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