Review: Hidden Bodies
You by Caroline Kepnes was one of my favorite books of 2015. I listened to the audio version and hung on every creepy word so I was very excited to learn that a sequel was coming out this year. I received a copy of Hidden Bodies early this year but opted to wait for the audio version when I learned that Santino Fontana was continuing the narration.
Hidden Bodies picks up where You left off. Joe’s got a new girlfriend and things are going well for him but then his girlfriend moves to Los Angeles without him. No one dumps Joe like that, though, so he follows her out there. He’s settling in his new home and things seem to be on track – Joe’s found a new girlfriend and is trying his hand at screenwriting and he begins to hope he can put his past behind him.
Not everyone understands Joe and his unique talents though, so he’s forced to take care of some things. Yes, with Joe’s twisted logic, it seems he only does what other people bring upon themselves. Things get complicated and Joe finds himself in a situation he might not be able to wiggle out of.
I thought Hidden Bodies was a good follow-up but I didn’t love it the way I did You. I think it was partly because I already “knew” Joe – his twisted logic wasn’t new to me – and partly because Joe has mellowed out some. I do hope Kepnes continues this story, though, because I want more of it. I do recommend reading these books in order and want to mention that there is explicit language in both.
Review copy provided by Simon & Schuster. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.