Kepnes visits with a thrilling stand-alone followup to her debut novel, You, featuring her obsessive antihero Joe Goldberg and his dangerous infatuations with the women he encounters at the bookstore where he works.
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“As soon as I saw the main character of Hidden Bodies described as a cross between Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman, I knew I would love this book — and I did! Joe Goldberg is the snarkiest, most likable murderer I've ever encountered in literature and I just couldn't help but like him. Kepnes is the perfect storyteller: measured and engaging, drawing out Goldberg's twisted search for 'love.' Not just a thriller, this is also a hilarious look at millennial culture and the rare sequel that actually surpasses its predecessor. I couldn't look away and I didn't want to.”
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 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: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he's more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CAROLINE KEPNES is a native of Cape Cod and the author of many published short stories. She has also covered pop culture for Entertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat, E! Online, and Yahoo. And she has also written for television shows, including 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Her directorial debut short film Miles Away premiered at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Caroline is a Brown University graduate now residing in Los Angeles in the same building that the Hillside Strangler once called home.