The book follows Joe Goldberg, a bookseller in New York who becomes mesmerised by a young woman that comes into his shop. They start flirting with each other and that makes Joe’s mind believe that she really really wants him. While she was paying for the books Joe finds out that her name is Guinevere Beck and after she leaves, he starts googling her.
Nowadays everything is online and a lot of people are users of technology. Joe finds Beck’s twitter account and other social media. He begins to follow her and starts forming the idea of ‘true love’ between them in his head. He hacks into her email and starts reading it and begins stalking her in real life.
He believes that they are meant to be and he will do whatever it takes to be with her. Basically that’s it and I don’t want to spoil it.
Joe Goldberg was an amusing character because of his mindset and his actions. It was quite interesting seeing how his mind wanders into such depths that he begins to lose himself and doing a lot of stuff to achieve his fantasies. There were a lot of enjoyable characters in this book. Caroline Kepnes did a great job in making Joe’s character so real and entertaining to the point where you feel empathy with his character. I loved that other characters were intricate and filled with stories. There were parts of the book that were kind of dry and maybe don’t belong in the book but Kepnes’ writing makes it bearable and engrossing.
This was a fantastic psychological thriller and I would definitely recommend it.