This week’s pick: YOU by Caroline Kepnes. Lauded by Stephen King as “hypnotic and scary” and “totally original,” YOU is a brilliant, terrifying, and addictive novel for the social media age by debut author Caroline Kepnes. People Magazine even promises that it “will give you chills.”
Read more about the book below, and get ready for the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES, coming February 23rd.
About Caroline Kepnes
Caroline Kepnes is a native of Cape Cod and the author of many published short stories. She has covered pop culture forEntertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat, E! Online, and Yahoo. She has also written for television shows, including 7th Heavenand 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. She spends a lot of time on Cape Cod.
When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.
There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.
As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.
A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.
YOU by Caroline Kepnes
Atria Books/Emily Bestler Books | 448 pages | Paperback ISBN: 9781476785608 | June 16, 2015
HIDDEN BODIES by Caroline Kepnes
Atria Books/Emily Bestler Books | 448 pages | Hardcover ISBN: 9781476785622 | February 23, 2016
Read Yara's review of YOU HERE!