Hidden Bodies

Hidden Bodies

eBook - 2015
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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.”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: 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. 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: 2015
ISBN: 9781476785646
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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ambdizzle
May 03, 2019

Not as good as the first book in the series. But still an entertaining read.

K_ROK Mar 26, 2019

The sequel to 'You'. This is the continuation of Joe Goldberg's story, and it picks up right where You left off (which I found satisfying). Not everyone can appreciate the author's protagonist however I enjoyed his sense of humor and his inner thoughts are some of the best lines in the whole book. This was entertaining and I found it a satisfying end however if Caroline Kepnes were to ever resurrect Joe in another story I would read it.

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Suelogeman
Feb 02, 2019

I did not like this book at all. Psycho Joe feels entitled to get rid of any one who annoys him. Serial killer don't make him angry or you deserve to die. I feel that a lot of young people feel it is there right to do or say whatever they want to someone without regards for that person. It is becoming a selfish society that we live in with little respect for another's lifestyle or opinion. This book reinforces that.

LoganLib_Kirra May 23, 2018

Hidden Bodies is the total opposite of the first novel (You) which is why it's such a good read because this book is fun, different and a constant roller coaster. When one thing has settled in the storyline another earthquake comes along to the story. It's difficult to find a psychological thriller that surprises you but both of the books in this series managed to do just that.

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Smac11
Mar 20, 2018

Hidden Bodies is the follow up book to You. I was a huge fan of You, but Hidden Bodies didn't do it for me. Aside from Joe, the characters in this book weren't as interesting to me as in the first novel. I mostly stuck with this one because I got a kick out of the narrator.

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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.

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