Hidden Bodies (You #2) by Caroline Kepnes
Publication Date: February 23rd 2016
Details: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Source: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 🙂
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 want more. Can I please have more Joe? Please? This book was so good. When I first started reading it, I thought it was even better than You and that I would give five stars. After awhile I realized that I was just excited to have more. This time I knew Joe from the beginning. So even though I technically enjoyed the first book a bit more, I couldn’t give this one less than four stars. The two books together are five stars. I love them. I love Joe.
Everything about this book was amazing. 439 pages just wasn’t enough. I wanted more. I still want more. I need more.
If you haven’t read You yet, do it. If you have read it and you liked it, you wont be disappointed in this one. Unless you are looking for something new. If you just want more of the first book, you will be happy with Hidden Bodies. But seriously, can I have more?