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You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Rating: 4’5/5
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

About The Book

Joe Goldberg is done with cities, done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cosy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe.He gets a job at the local library – he does know a thing or two about books – and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old fashioned way . . . by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.The trouble is . . . Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s . . . busy.True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kay will do the right thing and make room for him.

My Thoughts

STOP! If you haven’t read the previous books from the series “You” I highly recommend you to start from the beginning, all the books are connected and you’ll miss the core of the story.
What to say about Joe Goldberg? I think he is ill; psychopath, obsessive, liar and always searching for love. My relationship with him is a love/hate story, at the beginning of every book, I am angry with him, he doesn’t seem to learn, he has been lucky to be alive after all the situations he has created, no one has discovered him and he is not yet in prison. So, WHY doesn’t he stop and try to be a normal person? On the other side, I don’t think he is really able to stay away from searching for love, his perfect match and have a happy ending. He is ready to do anything, “ANYTHING” to make his perfect match to fall in love with him; stalk, lie, kill…
In this book we will meet Mary Kate (MK for Joe), her daughter Naomi (Meerkat his Joe nickname), and Phil, Mary Kate’s husband (an old rock star legend); they are not the perfect family but they are happy in their way, until Joe enters to their life and messes everything up!
I really don’t think Joe is looking to kill or damage anyone, we’ve seen it enough times before that he only kills for surviving, not for pleasure, but also, he is a psychopath, so he has a reasonable explanation for everyone he’s killed.
This is a dark and twisted story, impossible to stop digging at Joe’s crazy mind and always wanting for him to survive, it’s like we are part of his craziness and he enchants us with his lies and deceptions. Addictive and different, the dark series we all love but we don’t tell! 😉
Are you ready for “You Love Me”

About The Author

Caroline Kepnes is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her first novel YOU was translated into 19 languages and shortlisted for a CWA New Blood Award. Her second novel HIDDEN BODIES is a sequel that Booklist describes as ‘the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman’. Caroline earned a BA in American Civilization at Brown University and worked as a pop culture journalist on Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer on 7th Heaven. She now writes full-time and lives in Los Angeles. A 10 episode TV series based on YOU will premiere on Lifetime Network in 2018.

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