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The Book of You: A Novel - Claire Kendal
The Book of You: A Novel
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A mesmerizing tale of psychological suspense about a woman who must fight to escape an expert manipulator determined to possess her, Claire Kendal’s debut novel is a sophisticated and disturbing portrait of compulsion, control, and terror that will appeal to fans of Before I Go to Sleep, The... show more
A mesmerizing tale of psychological suspense about a woman who must fight to escape an expert manipulator determined to possess her, Claire Kendal’s debut novel is a sophisticated and disturbing portrait of compulsion, control, and terror that will appeal to fans of Before I Go to Sleep, The Silent Wife, and Into the Darkest Corner.His name is Rafe, and he is everywhere Clarissa turns. At the university where she works. Her favorite sewing shop. The train station. Outside her apartment. His messages choke her voice mail; his gifts litter her mailbox. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more terrifying with each passing day. And as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go.Clarissa’s only escape from this harrowing nightmare is inside a courtroom—where she is a juror on a trial involving a victim whose experiences eerily parallel her own. There she finds some peace and even makes new friends, including an attractive widower named Robert, whose caring attentions make her feel desired and safe. But as a disturbingly violent crime unfolds in the courtroom, Clarissa realizes that to survive she must expose Rafe herself. Conceiving a plan, she begins collecting the evidence of Rafe’s madness to use against him—a record of terror that will force her to relive every excruciating moment she desperately wants to forget. Proof that will reveal the twisted, macabre fairy tale that Rafe has spun around them . . . with an ending more horrifying than her darkest fears.Masterfully constructed, filled with exquisite tension and a pervasive sense of menace, The Book of You explores the lines between love and compulsion, fantasy and reality, and offers a heart-stopping portrait of a woman determined to survive. Claire Kendal’s extraordinary debut will haunt readers long after it reaches its terrifying, breathtaking conclusion.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062297600 (0062297600)
ASIN: 0062297600
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Adventures and Friends
Adventures and Friends rated it
4.0 The Book of You: A Novel
tl;dr |✭✭✭✭✩| This book was SO stressful. I mean it. As soon as you start reading, you're steeped in stress and tension. I really enjoyed this book, but it was so stressful I had to stop a few times and take a break. I picked up an ARC of this book from work.DescriptionClarissa cant go anywhere with...
Cushla
Cushla rated it
0.0 The Book of You: A Novel
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 The Book of You: A Novel
So this is not a book that I would usually seek out but I have been reading more mystery/thriller books these days."The Book of You" written by Claire Kendal will cause your pulse to race and your hair to stand on end at times.The main character Clarissa is dealing with an obsessive co-worker named ...
Kari@ From the TBR Pile
Kari@ From the TBR Pile rated it
3.0 The Book of You: A Novel
The Book of You is an interesting look at stalkers. I did like the premise of the book and for the most part the overall story. Clarissa was date raped and is currently being stalked by the man who did it. She gathers evidence of his stalking and tries to avoid Rafe at all costs. When she gets c...
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