Hidden Bodies

Finished Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

Charmingly murderous anti-hero Joe Goldberg continues his twisted quest for the perfect love in this thrilling follow-up to the “deeply dark yet mesmerizing” You. When Joe follows the woman he wants to marry to the West Coast, he never imagines that his obsession will lead him to such tragedy.

I loved You, and so I was incredibly excited to learn that there was a sequel.  If you also were a fan of Joe Goldberg, you’ll be happy to know that he’s not mellowed since we saw him last.

He heads to California after Amy Adam (the new love of his life) but it doesn’t take him long to meet someone else (a wealthy woman named Love).  Not surprisingly, he’s never felt like this before.

This isn’t quite as good as You (not quite as funny and not quite as twisted) but this is still an incredible book.  It’s still creepy  and unsettling, and it’s still funny, but You is definitely better.  Part of that may be that You is one of those books that’s best described as “unexpected” and this is more of Joe.  (Which honestly I’m fine with; don’t all of a sudden give him a conscience now.)

Despite all that, I have huge hope for a third book.  I don’t want to give away any spoilers but with the changes coming at the end of Hidden Bodies, I think there’s plenty of reason to check back in with our favorite sociopath.

Recommended.

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