WHAT THE BACK COVER SAYS …
“No other man can do to you what I can. No other man will love you like I do . . . ”
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 voicemail; his unwanted gifts keep arriving at her door. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more consuming with each passing day. And, as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go.
Masterly constructed, filled with exquisite tension and a pervasive sense of menace, this darkly sophisticated, utterly compelling debut explores what happens when the lines between love and compulsion, fantasy and reality, become dangerously blurred. A heart-stopping story about a woman determined to survive, The Book of You will haunt readers long after it reaches its terrifying, breathtaking conclusion.
What can I say? Incredible.
This tense thriller is a fantastic debut-thought provoking and beautifully written.. The book of you is a powerful tale of a dark obsession, how it started, how it develops all the way through to its horrific, violent conclusion.
Intelligently written with insightful , believable characters this clever , page-turner reels you in from the very start, the reader shares the distress of Clarissa as she struggles to deal with the unwanted and worrying attentions of Rafe.
At times I felt genuinely scared for Clarissa and wondered how she held it together!!
The book sucessfully explores the darker themes of fantasy v reality and of obsessive love and the blurred lines between what is the truth for Clarissa and what the deluded mind of Rafe can see… This book is about a young woman determined to survive against a man who will stop at nothing… Chilling.The book of you is a MUST read!