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.
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 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.
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.
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. Download and start listening now!