You Love Me by Carolyn Kepnes

Published: April 6, 2021

Random House

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Carolyn Kepnes is the author of You, Hidden Bodies, Providence, and numerous short stories. Her work has been translated into a multitude of languages and inspired a television series adaptation of You, currently on Netflix. Kepnes graduated from Brown University and previously worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and now lives in Los Angeles.

“Love, Joe.”

Joe is starting over, again, on Bainbridge Island. He is isolated from the life he lived, but things are looking up. Joe vows he will change. Make better choices. And when he sees the beautiful librarian, Joe thinks this could be his opportunity to not only start fresh but have a happily ever after if he makes it that far.

I enjoyed this installment of this series. I like the character of Joe, despite his deadly flaws. I loved the setting for this novel and the character development.

Joe is a new man- he’s starting over, with minimal strings attached, and he thinks he has found the one. Again. Again. Again. Again. Hopefully, history doesn’t repeat itself.

The pacing of this book was fast, and the build-up was well done. The twists were so well-plotted, and you won’t see them coming. This was a semi-different spin on this series, and I have to say, I enjoyed it.

Fast-paced, intense, and beautiful familiar- this book is everything you’re looking for in an intensely scary book.

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