Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Giveaway and Review of I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh



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To celebrate the release of the paperback edition of
 
Penguin Random House has a copy for ONE lucky USA reader.

Entry link is at the bottom of the post.

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REVIEW:

Seeing your blurry but recognizable photo in an ad for escorts caught Zoe Walker's attention, but no one in her family believed the photo was Zoe.

After seeing other faces in the same ad and seeing that harm had come to those women either brutally or by robbery definitely had Zoe worrying she was next.

I SEE YOU was confusing at first because there were too many characters, and making a connection took a while.

The plot seemed to go round and round and not get anywhere, but I didn't want to stop because I know Ms. Mackintosh throws in zingers and twists right up to the end.

The zingers started when Zoe's live-in boyfriend and her boss seemed to be suspects in the stalking. 

The ending was ​good and was worth the LONG wait for the suspense to begin.
I am wavering between a 3/5 and a 4/5 for my rating.

The 3/5 would be because it took too long for the suspense to begin.

The 4/5 would be because I SEE YOU dealt with a problem that technology ​ can potentially cause as well as being helpful, the intense ending, and how the characters involved with the crimes were a complete surprise. 

I will leave it at that, and let you make your decision after you read the book.

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.

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GIVEAWAY:

I am partnering with Penguin Random House for this giveaway.
 
November 14 - November 21

USA entries ONLY 

Click here to enter the contest

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5 comments:

  1. Best of luck in the giveaway.

    It was a good read.

    Good Luck, and thanks for stopping.

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  2. This is an excellent review because your rating takes into consideration the length of time it takes for suspense to begin. Most reviews, heck, practically all reviews rate books 5 out of 5 simply because they have good endings.

    I belong to a book group at my library. When we read a book that did not get good until the halfway point, I refuse to waste my time, and I don't finish it. Everyone, including the librarians, says, "You didn't give it a chance! A lot of books get better later in the book." I say, "Then they're not good book. There are too many good books to waste my time on this."

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    1. I agree with you...if it isn't good the whole way through, how can it be a good book. :)

      I have not finished a number of books. I used to trudge through them, but no more.

      Thanks for commenting, techeditor. Great comment.

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  3. Elizabeth, thanks for your honest review. Thanks for hosting this giveaway as well. I'll add it to my blog's sidebar.

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    1. Thank you, Suko.

      I always like to be honest about what I thought.

      Thanks for commenting.

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