Hidden Bodies

Hidden Bodies

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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“There’s something deeply insidious about the storytelling of Caroline Kepnes. As satire of a self-absorbed society, Kepnes hits the mark, cuts deep, and twists the knife.” —Entertainment Weekly “Obsessed.” —Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive “Delicious and insane...The plot may be twisty and scintillating, but its Kepnes' wit and style that keep you coming back.” —Lena Dunham “Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King 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...
Publisher: [S.l.]: Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781476785646
Branch Call Number: 3M CLOUD LIBRARY
Characteristics: 448 p
Additional Contributors: CLOUDLIBRARY

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Hadrad15
Feb 21, 2018

Really intriguing main character, couldn't wait to find out what happened and then, that ending, no thank you very much.

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dupree905
Apr 03, 2017

The book sinks underneath past storylines that don't add much wait. I liked You but this follow up is a little messy and rushes towards a conclusion I'm not really happy with.

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yasghanem
Mar 23, 2017

I think I liked YOU more but this wasn't bad by any means. Still worth reading!

eringate May 05, 2016

Even though I did not care for the novel, "You" (the first in this book series) I attempted to give the author a second chance. Big mistake. About 200 pages too long, the story tells of 'sociopath' Joe Goldberg who believes that (after murdering his girlfriend and virtually everyone around her) he has found the one. After she breaks his heart and leaves town, he decides to hunt her down and exact revenge the only way a sociopath knows how. By eliminating her. During his hunt, he meets a woman that turns out to be his ACTUAL soulmate. The 'thriller' then turns into a 'romance' as he invests all of himself to make the relationship work. The original plan to find his ex-girlfriend and murder her begins to unravel. The author takes the reader on a long and unnecessary detour from the original plot. Does the protagonist eventually find his ex-girlfriend? Read (if you care to) and find out.

JCLGreggW Apr 19, 2016

Kepnes does the neat trick of telling the story from the point of view of a sociopathic obsessive - and is so good you almost root for the guy. Joe Goldberg heads to LA in search of an ex-girlfriend who ripped him off, and in the process, fits right into Hollywood's narcissistic writers' scene, and finds true love. Maybe. This isn't for everyone, but if you like your plots twisty and the writing sparkling, this one's a treat.

ChristchurchLib Apr 10, 2016

In this follow up to You, bookstore manager/serial killer Joe Goldberg is still mourning the loss of his girlfriend Beck, and is devastated when his new love takes off for L.A. without him. Determined to find (and punish) her, Joe heads west...where, despite his disdain for Hollywood mores, he fits right in. And then he meets, and falls in love with, a beautiful heiress named Love. Will this relationship flourish? Or will Joe's past catch up with him? With a charming (if murderous) protagonist, both You and Hidden Bodies will have you in the distinctly odd position of empathizing with a serial killer.

morrisonist Sep 10, 2015

Sex is Not Love is a concept taught to people to understand that sex cannot create love, since sex is mistaken for love! It has changed into a movement.

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