The Dangerously Twisted New Thriller from the Author of You
From the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller YOU comes another grippingly obsessive novel.
Joe Goldberg came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House everything suddenly changed.
She is like no one he's ever met before.
She doesn't know about his past and never can.
The problem is, hidden bodies don't always stay that way.
'Hypnotic and scary' Stephen King on You
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Caroline Kepnes’ debut, You, really got under our skin, due in large part to her stalker antihero, Joe Goldberg. Now Joe’s back—and just as creepy—as he navigates a new relationship with a technology-averse, bookish and warm-blooded blonde named Amy. Hidden Bodies is a great read: entertaining, unsettling and giddily deranged. We loved witnessing the manipulative, psychopathic Joe get a taste of his own medicine. When Joe heads to Los Angeles in search of revenge, Kepnes revels in skewering the city’s image-obsessed culture.
Joe Goldberg, the narrator of Kepnes's dark, quirky sequel to 2014's You, is a serial killer who otherwise leads a normal life as a New York City bookstore manager. Joe's relationship with M.F.A. student Guinevere Beck, whom he pursued in You, ended badly, and he's devastated when his current girlfriend, Amy Kendell Adam, mysteriously disappears. By tracing Amy's computer search history, Joe discovers that she has registered for an acting class in Hollywood. He vows to go there, find Amy, and make her pay for deserting him. Once in Hollywood, he continues his murder spree, all the while hoping to find Amy. In his search, he meets many well-drawn characters, including an L.A. policeman and a rich, drug-addicted playboy. Meanwhile, Joe undergoes a surprising personal transformation, and remarkably, the author convinces the reader to empathize with her killer protagonist.