Hidden Bodies


“Kepnes hits the mark, cuts deep, and twists the knife.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Delicious and insane...The plot may be twisty and scintillating, but its Kepnes’s wit and style that keep you coming back.” —Lena Dunham

“Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“Obsessed.” —Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive

In the compulsively readable sequel 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…

Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes Summary

Hidden Bodies is a thriller novel by Caroline Kepnes, published in February 2016. It is the sequel to her 2014 novel, You. It will be loosely adapted in the second season of the Netflix thriller series, You...

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Great book, beware of cliffhanger4 star

I finished this book within 3 days and I gotta say it was a great one. As you read you really want to find out what’s going to happen to you keep reading. I find myself always rooting for Joe. I don’t wanna put spoilers here but the reason I gave this book 4 stars was due to the ending. It’s a cliffhanger ending and I hope the third book is released soon. 45


Poorly written1 star

She should have stopped while she was ahead with “You.” What’s the point in developing a character just to throw him away? Joe in this book behaves nothing like Joe in”You.” In “You”, Joe is obsessive, thoughtful, patient, and unrelenting. Joe in this book easily forgets about Amy and randomly decides to be a writer. There are multiple grammatical and spelling errors, little attention to detail (Amy’s eyes magically change color from one book to the next), the plot is a cocktail of half-baked ideas. The book starts off with a compelling cat and mouse, but veers off on what I thought was a tangent, the Love/Forty gobbledegook. I plowed through hoping for the best, to no avail. Stay away from books that use emojis within the prose. 15


👍🏽4 star

This was just a good a read as YOU. I thought Joe was gonna get off unscathed since everything g was going so right for him after 40 died but as life is getting good, when everything seems right something always goes wrong. It was nice to see the end of Joe’s story. He seems to have evolved past killing ppl. I can only imagine what kind of father he’ll be if he even gets out of jail, which I think he won’t if the cops look in the right places. 45


Couldn’t put it down5 star

I am so fascinated with Joe Goldberg. I love YOU and Hidden Bodies. I was so devastated when I finished this one because I wanted it to keep going! You won’t be disappointed. 55


Great book5 star

After watching You, I had to read Hidden Bodies. Didn’t disappoint, couldn’t stop reading! Hoping there is another one to follow! 55

L in NJ

Great read!5 star

I couldn't put it down!! I read it every chance I got. I couldn't stop thinking about it and what was going to happen next. I hope there's a follow up book soon. 55


A Page Turner4 star

I couldn’t stop reading and wondering what craziness would ensue next. Joe Goldberg never fails to be the perfect mix of good guy/bad guy. At times I found myself rooting for him and his psychotic reactions, but other times I was screaming “DON’T DO IT JOE!” If you have read or seen the Netflix series “You” then this is a definite MUST read. Ending is left for interpretation and made me want more. 45


Love this author!5 star

This book keeps me intensely interested until the very end. I’m left wanting more! I was definitely rooting for the bad guy 😅 55


Whaaaaaa?1 star

That’s how it ends?? TWO books and THAT is how it ends?? Worst.ending.ever. 15


Wow!5 star

What a writer! I love the narrative of this book. Amazing how the author normalizes Joe, and has me rooting for the bad guy. 55

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