Title: Hidden Bodies
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Publication Date: 2/23/2016
My Copy: ARC sent by Simon&Schuster
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Page Count: 438
In the compulsively readable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.”
Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit.
Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.
In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: truelove. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice..
I am so glad that I was sent this book for an honest review by Simon &Schuster. I must say that I did not think I would like part 2, but it had me fooled. I loved it. Joe and his sick, witty self, made me laugh and I felt like I was on his side. Although he’s a bit out there and to himself at the same time, I was so happy when he was happy. I will not give any spoiler, but I will say that the sequel to You by Caroline Kepnes had me on the edge of my seats. There were so many times when I thought I knew what was coming next and I was fooled. Caroline is this book filled with so many twists and turns that I could not put the book down. I hope there is a part 3. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I did not like ending. This books ends with a cliffhanger, but I hope it is because Caroline is still deciding someone’s fate. Other than that one flaw, I LOVED it! This book does not come out until February 23, 2016.