It all starts with a classified ad. Zoe Walker sees her own face staring back at her from an ad that also includes a phone number and a website called FindTheOne.com. Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes.
I See You is well written but the plot? Just meh. I couldn’t believe people would pay for this “service.” An unbelievable “business venture” in my opinion. Despite my feelings toward the plot, the whodunit did make my jaw drop and my eyes pop with an excellent twist at the last moment. I’m calling the ending of this book a cliff hanger. But I think the book may have proved more fascinating if the reveal were made sooner and the motives explored a bit more. If there is another book, I’m not interested enough now to read it.
Is it just me or do the cops in books always come across as incompetent? Why is it that every day citizens are trying to solve crimes? How had the cops not tied the ads to the murders etc? Why did Zoe have to point this out? The cops seemed a bit slow, except for Kelly Swift. She’s supposed to be good at her job, but she comes into the investigation late and beats everyone else to solving the crime. I didn’t find that believable. The side story with her sister was distracting. I guess its intended purpose was to show what motivated Kelly, but it distracted this reader when I wanted to know what was happening to Zoe and the other women.
There were moments of tension and suspense but I found these moments all ended with an anticlimactic moment. At the end of the day, I’m glad I read this book, but it’s probably not one I’ll grab to read again.
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.
Rating: 3 stars
Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Release Date: February 21, 2017