Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hidden Bodies with Caroline Kepnes

Book synopsis(via Goodreads):

After the heartbreak of losing his girlfriend, Beck, Joe Goldberg thought he’d never love again. But when mysterious Amy Adam begins working for Joe at Mooney Books, he finds himself obsessed with his new employee. Amy is Beck’s opposite—she hates Twitter, she doesn’t even have an email address, she's completely unsearchable online—and she quickly captures Joe’s heart. But just before Joe can ask Amy to marry him, she disappears, leaving a trail of clues in her wake.

Joe is then forced to do something so vile, so awful that he nearly loses his mind: he moves to Los Angeles to find Amy. He is tortured by a series of aspiring Angelenos—an insufferable stand-up comedian, philistine booksellers, a money-hungry nanny, and a slutty ghostwriter—before meeting his ticket to a more luxurious world: a surgically enhanced, social media–savvy heiress named Love Quinn. But Joe can’t stop stalking Amy, despite the world opening up to him with Love on his arm. Will Joe finally escape his sordid past? Or is Love just the latest casualty in Joe’s unrelenting search for the perfect match?

This insomniac's opinion:

I LOVED "You" by Caroline Kepnes, but did find out rather quickly that the violence of that novel was a great turnoff for many of my fellow readers. I want to come out screaming a warning to those that were put off by the violence of the first, that this novel takes the brutality to a whole new level. 

Just as with "You", I enjoyed the idea of reading a novel written from the slant of a murderer. It is a different and fascinating concept. I just did not get pulled into this one in the same way and way complete put off but the majority of the novel. However, Caroline Kepnes' writing is spot on, just as it was in the first. 


3 stars

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