I See You


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  • ISBN: 978-1101988305
  • My Rating: 7/10

Zoe Walker discovers her photo, together with the address of a password-protected website, in an ad in her newspaper. Not knowing what it means. In the following days there are more ads, each time with the photo of another woman. And she notices that some of these women show up again in the newspaper, but this time as victims of crimes...

I enjoyed I See You. It was a page turner, especially the second half, with a surprising end. The basic idea – a website selling the commuting details of women using the Tube – was novel. But somehow I didn't understand why the website operators posted the ads in the newspaper, that seemed illogical to me.

Quotes from the book

"Flu." He diagnoses me without hesitation. Like most cabbies, Matt is an expert in everything.

"What if it's all to do with the adverts, Si?" I said, my voice cracking. "What if someone's putting in photos of women they're going to murder, and I'm next?"

"You were made redundant four months ago, and you said nothing? What the hell have you been doing all this time?" [...] "Walking around, sitting in cafés, writing, reading." The bitterness creeps into his voice again. "Looking for jobs; having interviews; being told I'm too old; worrying about how to tell you."

It was a deal that made us both liars. I agreed never to tell the kids Matt had cheated, and he agreed to pretend he didn't love me any more; that the decision to separate was mutual.

"I was doing the right thing." - "No, you were doing what you thought was the right thing. It isn't always the same, Kelly."

A few days ago I worried the police weren't taking me seriously; now I'm worried because they are.

"[...] he thought you'd be more receptive to being asked out, if you believed he'd saved your life."