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Where I See You de Catherine Conmy

de Catherine Conmy - Género: English
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Sinopsis

Where I See Youis the highly anticipated debut novel of Catherine Conmy, tapping into the collective unease about advancing technologies and their effects on individuals, relationships, and society.

Piper Jones's picture-perfect life with fiancé Elliot is shattered when a tragic accident leaves her paralyzed.

Left with no options and repeatedly told she’ll never walk again, Phoenix finds her. Desperate for hope, the couple puts all their trust into Phoenix, a seven-day virtual reality rehabilitation trial that has achieved unprecedented success.

The start of Piper’s trial is idyllic—a utopia that promises health, safety, and recovery. However, as the layers of the company's secrets unravel, Piper and Elliot soon realize Dr. Allan Fritz and his tech giant Phoenix harbor ulterior motives beneath the surface.

Piper finds herself more of a prisoner of Phoenix than she is of her physical condition. The more she learns, the more dangerous it becomes for her. Now, she has to fight. Will the promises of virtual reality provide the key to reclaiming Piper and Elliot's dreams for the future?

First-time novelist and award-winning filmmaker Catherine Conmy takes you on a suspenseful journey through grief, doubt, and the unyielding forces of fate that will leave you bone-chilled and questioning humanity’s growing dependence on technology.


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More 4.5 Stars. Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read and review an early copy of this book.

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HOLY CRAP. This book was amazing. I don’t know what I was expecting going in but by the end I was “I loved this and I want more”.

I loved the characters in this book because they felt so life . The way that the characters were written was making me talk to the book they were actually here and alive. It takes alot for a book to make me yell at the characters they are living breathing non fictional characters.

This book had so many twists and turns that you didn’t know what was going to happen next. Because as soon as you get the answer to the question of what is really happening at Phoenix and what shady shit the people high up (IE Fritz) are trying to hide something else makes you question what really is going on. Because the higher ups Fritz don’t want people to know what is going on at Phoenix. And even if you “succeed” at this week long retreat there is a part of you that is missing. Because it seems you are never really the same if you do succeed and are a shell of your former self.

I am glad that there were characters Alayeh who were so close to breaking out. But am happy that she was there for Piper to make sure that she was one of the few that made it out with remembering what the outside world was .

So if you need a good book that will make you lose sleep, this is the book for you. 2024-releases favorites2 s Arianna Jobst17

What an amazing story. I was fully entrenched from start to finish! I think the author had a style of writing that easily allowed you to be transported into the piece. I felt the setting as if I was there. I am very much looking forward to reading more works by Catherine Conmy!!!!! Beautifully done 2 s Addie Tanzman1 review1 follower

I was immediately hooked from the first few passages and spent the entire book appreciating the writing style of the author. There is not a single filler chapter or paragraph. Each detail is important and well-crafted.

It was one of few books that I have read where I truly did not know how it was going to end until I finished. As someone who looks up TV show plots while watching, it was infuriating but amazing to be completely unable to figure out the ending while I was reading.

The characters are so clearly created by a female author because they all have so much depth and layers. I absolutely loved Piper and it was so refreshing that even the side characters who appeared for short increments throughout the book had their own personalities and story.

I CANNOT wait to see what comes next from Catherine Conmy. :) 1 Ian Wikle1 review1 follower

It usually takes me a couple chapters to feel invested or enveloped in a novel, but this time I was hooked from the beginning. Blurring the lines of science fiction and reality, the story raises important questions for how the human race is employing modern technology to solve 'problems' that were once unsolvable and the moral quandaries that inevitably follows. The prose is inviting and truly artistic- there is something for everyone in this beautifully written book. I can only hope Catherine Conmy keeps developing this world and adds more to this already remarkable story. 1 Julia Tareco1 review1 follower

Thrilling, gut wrenching, mind twisting, poetic science fiction. I would assume that the plot of the world in the years to come will follow this book; the creators of the universe themselves couldn’t come up with something this good. My only wish is that I could go back in the past and read it it was the first time again. 1 Rory Escobedo1 review1 follower

Catherine is such an amazing writer. This book is thrilling, exciting, and I really could not put it down.1 Emma Kelly1 review

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I found the concept of applying virtual reality and artificial intelligence to real characters and circumstances to be very interesting. Conmy does a great job of building a world outside of reality without bogging the reader down with pages and pages of descriptive world building. This is a qualm I often have with science fiction based books yet she navigates this well. I loved how the story was told from both Piper and Elliot's perspectives. This provides a good understanding of the characters and the plot as it unfolds in reality and the virtual world. I found the element of disability to be a very thought provoking element of the book. It really made me think hard about how society views the disabled. The concept of "fixing" people and whether or not it is for the person themselves or their loved ones was incredibly powerful. My only criticism of the plot pertains to the ending. The consistent thread throughout the story was Piper and Elliot's relationship. I found this to be a pretty realistic and honest take on love and how people navigate growth, change, and tragedy within a partnership. I picked up on Piper's frustrations with Elliot; his condescending attitude towards her career, his difficulty grieving the life he thought he would have, and his desperation to please his mother. It was clear to me that she was unhappy trying to fulfill the dreams he had for their life. However, I wasn't sold on her completely sterile and diabolical reaction to discovering something bad had happened to Elliot at the hands of Dr. Fritz. Throughout Piper's entire treatment she was fighting to get out for Elliot and he was fighting to save her. I thought that upon her return to reality she would share her frustrations with Elliot and their life. I just found the fact that she was happy that Elliot had disappeared to be unrealistic. It made the whole story of their relationship feel fake. I would have d more foreshadowing and a deeper dive into the problems in their relationship and Piper's true feelings about Elliot prior to the ending. I did Elliot's ending. The irony that he came to his demise at the hands of a technology he created was very clever. I found it both equally exciting and terrifying to conceptualize how technology could effect the future. This is a fantastic debut novel by Conmy and I am amazed by her brilliance and creativity as an author. 1 Kali Huck6

The ending of this book had my jaw on the floor.

One of my biggest pet peeves with books is how predictable the endings can be, but this book shattered that. Not only was the ending a Huge "NO WAY" moment (in a good way) but there were several twists and turns throughout the story that kept making me want to know more about Pheonix and VRSN.

The story line is so creative and nothing anything I've read before. It's futuristic, mysterious, creative, and so much more. Overall, it was just flat out beautifully written! I highly recommend reading!!!1 Chloe Reavill1 review

This book is fantastic! I am not an avid reader yet Catherine Conmy’s book Where I See You caught my attention from the start. I quickly connected with Allan’s character. His calculated way of thinking is beautifully written, and his loneliness is tangible. Also, the imagery throughout the novel tells the story of the dystopian nature of technology well. Looking at artificial intelligence through this lens is fascinating, and I look forward to seeing what Conmy continues to write in the future.1 Aly569 26

This was such a fantastic book and I was completely engaged from the very first chapter. I loved the author’s writing style and how I had no idea where the story was going to end up or how it was going to end. The fast pace and interesting story line, full of twists, kept me captivated until the very last chapter.

Read this if you :
→ Alternating POV
→ Sci-fi/ technology
→ Relatable, well developed characters 1 Grace Holtzclaw1 review1 follower

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Catherine Conmy's upcoming novel."Where I See You" makes you think about the trajectory of our future in a whole new way. Not only does Conmy address the implications of technology, but she gives them dimension by bringing them to life through the eyes of grippingly real characters. The intimate writing style that switches between perspectives takes you inside the minds of colorfully unique individuals in a fight to preserve their own authentic psyches amidst a burgeoning dystopia. Conmy considers the boundless possibilities of technology, both for better and worse, and draws it into the scope of the very fabric that makes us human. For me, tech has always seemed a distant and mysterious problem that's out of my reach. "Where I See You" reminded me that it's these very thought patterns that allow movements that compromise our liberties to unfold. Watching the story progress through the eyes of Piper and Elliott gave me clarity on just how important it is to maintain a free mind. 3 s Kayla P75 24

Man oh man does this sci-fi debut pack a punch! (somewhere between 4-4.5 ⭐️)

The story starts following the POVs of Elliot and Piper, a couple young and in love, navigating life together. Little do they know, their lives are about to be turned upside down for many different reasons. After Piper becomes paralyzed in an accident, Elliot convinces her to become a test subject of an AI healing program at his work. Once she agrees and begins the program, they both realize it’s not what they thought it was…

You truly don’t know how and if the couple is going to make it through all the twists and turns, and the changing POVs kept me wanting more information on both the real world tech company and the tranquil yet off-putting AI simulation. From emotional fights that stabbed me in the heart, to creepy cultish secrets and rituals, to a whole lot of lying and regrets, this book kept me intrigued to the very end.

If you’re looking for a Black Mirror-esque story with a lot of heart and mystery, I highly recommend.

Thank you Catherine for sending me a digital copy. I feel so lucky!! Catherine1 review

Where I See You feels almost if Black Mirror met Don’t Worry Darling. Although I am not always drawn to science fiction, I was instantly engaged and invested through the book's robust character development and almost poetic prose. Seamlessly woven into its plot were reflections on the intricacies of humanity, highlighting our increasingly complex relationship with technology and with each other. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all readers, especially those who miss the feeling of not being able to put a book down. I can’t wait to read Conmy’s future work, and just wish it could come faster!1 Jackie Velona1 review

Thank you to the author for giving me the opportunity to read the book.

I’m not typically drawn to science fictions and I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book but I really enjoyed it. I found the concept of incorporating AI and virtual reality to be very interesting and creative. I couldn’t wait to keep reading to try to figure out what was happening.

I also love the author’s writing style and how descriptive she is throughout the book. I felt I could really picture everything as it was happening.

I can’t wait to see what Catherine puts out in the future! Daniel McNeil1 review1 follower

Cathrine Conmy is an incredible author. I’m surprised this is her first publication. It reads something written with decades of experience and knowledge. The passion and love for the subject material is clearly show on every page. But if you’re not into sci fi or technothrillers this novel is still for you. She brings these far out notions of a possible future into a very believable reality. Highly recommend. 1 Kerry Cosgrove1 review1 follower

A Must Read!!
"Where I See You" reminds us that technology is inevitably advancing at lightning speed and our dependence on it is unavoidable. This novel is thought provoking, intriguing, suspenseful and hard to put down. It left me with the sensation of wanting to know more and will appeal to everyone, regardless of one's typical genre selection. I am following this talented author and hope to read more of her work!1 Jonathan Ritter1 review

I was fortunate to read the early copy of this thoughtful and compelling story. Ms. Conmy’s confident writing style flows neatly through the unexpected turns of this tale of technology and interpersonal struggle. I particularly enjoy the clarity and empathy she brings to her characters. While I count myself a technophile, the questions she is asking are worthy of consideration. Independent of that, she tells a really good story. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. 1 Carlo Roselli1 review

What a breakout book. Dashing back and forth between the two main characters. Getting a full understanding where they come from, their emotions, and their frustrations, while keeping you focused on the major dilemma, a true talent. The plot may be about futuristic concepts, but the troubles and inter-relationship issues are extremely relatable. Can't wait for Conmy to release more! Brigid Conmy3

Wow. I could not put this book down. Conmy transports you to a world that she created in such a masterful way. I love stories where you can picture everything in your mind, and this book did that perfectly. She created complex characters that you hate to love and love to hate. I was hooked from the start all the way until the final sentence. I can’t wait to see what Conmy writes next. Seamus Jones1 review1 follower

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