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The Book of You

A Novel
Kendal, Claire (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Kendal, Claire
Title: The book of you
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First Edition.
Characteristics: 349 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: 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.
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ISBN: 9780062297617
0062297619
9780062297600
0062297600
Statement of Responsibility: Claire Kendal
Subject Headings: Stalking Fiction. Women jurors Fiction. Stalking victims Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Stalking
Women jurors
Stalking victims
LCCN: 2013032236
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Jul 08, 2014
  • MARIA E WHELAN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Having struggled through Clarissa by Samuel Richardson in college, I was interested to see the modern, refreshing take. And it was great. A creepy, mysterious thriller, The Book of You was a quick and enjoyable read.

Jun 15, 2014
  • stinaOTR rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very spooky concept, although somewhat predictable. Writing was compelling and conjures up real fear in the reader. A nice first novel.

"After a disturbing evening with a colleague about which she remembers little but suspects plenty, university administrator Clarissa Bourne becomes the unwilling target of this man's constant texts, calls, visits, and gifts. Jury duty comes as a relief, until Clarissa realises that the violent crime unfolding in front of the jury box has parallels to her own life -- and demonstrates just how easily her experiences could be discredited. Her colleague's obsession with her has crossed the line between fantasy and reality, and his threats escalate as she begins friendships with other jurors. "Troubling, raw, and gripping" says Publishers Weekly of this suspenseful debut." Thrillers and Suspense June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/46456724-8c0d-4dd8-9d2e-25b88bb2b92d?postId=aa07aa9f-8cbf-4f12-a5dc-e97d0c918914

May 27, 2014
  • booklady413 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This psychological thriller will keep you on the edge of your beach blanket!

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