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Publisher's Summary

"Original, clever and sinister. I Choose You kept me guessing till the very end." (Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End)

When a killer chooses you, what choice do you have?

Thirty years ago, Elise and Nathaniel shared a horrific trauma that united them in grief. Now, grown up and married with a young family, they feel their worst nightmares are behind them. Until the day their daughter is abducted and murdered.

Both Elise and Nathaniel lost their mothers to a notorious killer who manipulated innocent victims into taking their own lives. Could it be that "the Watcher" has returned for another round of the same sadistic game? Why now? And why are Elise and Nathaniel being targeted again?

When Elise’s family falls under suspicion, her world crashes down around her. Is there anyone she can trust, or is her whole life built on lies?

Only one thing is clear: Someone left their cruel game unfinished all those years ago. This time, the Watcher intends to win - once and for all.

©2019 Gayle Curtis. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Editor's Pick

When it stops, no one knows…
"Imagine being the target of a sick and cruel game, one where you’re offered two options: to either kill yourself or be killed by a murderer? Gayle Curtis kicks off her audio debut with I Choose You, a thriller packed with eerie twists and turns at every chapter. I was instantly intrigued by the plot, but I stayed for the character development and the performance. One thing that you learn right away while listening, the mystery of the story does not lie within the knowing who or what the killer is after. The mystery lies within the main characters, Elise and Nathaniel, and whether they are as reliable as they seem. The more you learn, the more questions you ask! Esther Wane beautifully delivers a very cold and daunting performance and will leave you wanting more and more.."—Nicole R., Audible Editor

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not great

too much cussing, storyline dragging with unnecessary details. I did not enjoy this book.will not buy it.

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Stick with it... unexpected and original!

I haven’t written a review in a while, but this book really compelled me. I’m not going to give away any spoilers, but If you want the short of this, I would recommend! But… There is always a but...

I almost gave up on this book one minute in because of the narration, but once I realized it wouldn’t be that voice/ accent throughout & there was definitely a reason for it, it didn’t bother me at all. The narrator did a fantastic job of going between characters.

This book is a thinker… You really need to pay attention, so bear that in mind if you’re looking for something light. For me, this is a true definition “psychological” thriller… I’m not saying it is completely thrilling, but it is definitely dark, mysterious, disturbing, and it is ENTIRELY psychological. But you need to listen to the “then” and “now” at the beginning of each chapter, and even then it can sometimes get confusing.

A real life lesson occurred to me halfway through, and we have all heard it, but it was really demonstrated in this book. We can certainly become our parents’, spouse’s, friends’, etc.) self-fulfilling prophecy. We give away ourselves (our lives, our personalities, our confidence....) everyday because of one mistake, our upbringing, our past. But it happens so gradually that we don’t even realize it. I feel that way about Elise. Saying much more would give too much away, so I’ll leave it at that and see what you think after you listen.

Lastly, if you love a good mystery, you will probably like this. I have been so bored with guessing the ending halfway through a book, or to have some ‘out of left field’ ridiculous surprise, that the only reason I keep listening is to simply prove that I’m right or wrong. I’m not even the smartest… but I have obviously been picking the wrong books lately! In my personal opinion, it would be nearly impossible to come close to making a guess very early because of the complication and intricacies of the plot. Yes it may be a little far-fetched, but I love that it’s not predictable & completely original.

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Not a bad book

The plot was very interesting and the characters were well developed. The only reason I didn’t rate this book higher was because it is a bit confusing. I think if the author had used the idea of years instead of “then and now” it would had been so much better. The narrator was good but I think she could have done more to clarify the time line. Perhaps with more dramatic pauses. Overall, it was a decent novel and I will definitely read other works by Gayle Curtis.

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Too much jumping back and forth.

Struggled to finish, kept waiting for it to get better. Would have been better had it not jumped back & forth so much.

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You need to be prepared for sadness

Deep sadness prevails in this story throughout. Not what I was looking for when I chose it, but I may listen to it another time to give it another chance.

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'F' Bombs!

Too many 'F' bombs! I would have enjoyed it so much more without them!

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A good liaten,would recommend

Kept me listening; however, one must pay attention because the story goes from then and now.

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A wild collection of thrilling stories

For a book that had no likable characters in it, I CHOOSE YOU made for an entertaining listen, if I focused hard enough on it.

I usually listen to audiobooks while doing chores and such, but this book had so much going on with different timelines and different characters that I often found myself getting lost if I wasn’t giving this 110% of my attention.

A twisted story of a family wracked with grief after the attack and death of their teenage daughter, if you’re in the market for a dark read, this is it.

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interesting story

It was a suspenseful story.
I was not crazy about the performer reading. But I got use to her voice after a while. She occasionally was hard to understand.

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Can get confusing


This is a dark read. It seemed like every character had deep rooted issues and flaws. It’s heavy because it can also be slightly depressing with all the “bad” that’s going on. Like is everyone really that messed up?

Also it’s a lot going on, so you have to pay attention. I felt that it was too many stories tying into one and you may get distracted with the bouncing around.

I give the author credit for bringing everything together because there’s a good bit of characters and back stories.

And then there’s some unanswered questions for me. I don’t think they properly informed the readers of magda’s involvement and how the letters could have incriminated her. And also, why did she kill her brother?

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  • 02-06-20

Brilliant

Five pages in and I was hooked. I have never read this author before but I will most certainly be reading more of her work. I employ you to read this fantastic 😀