Sunday Book Club – Hidden Bodies, Caroline Kepnes

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at three of the books in the series by Caroline Kepnes. today we look at the second book Hidden Bodies.

Hidden Bodies (2016)

Caroline Kepnes



Joe came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House everything suddenly changed.

She is like no one he’s ever met before.

She doesn’t know about his past and never can.

The problem is, hidden bodies don’t always stay that way

– from Waterstones

Positive Points

This book is a great sequel to the original You. I like the fact that it continues the story where the first book ended in a really smooth way and does not do the standard thing in books and allow there to be a gap. If you are a fan of the television show, I would say that you have to read this book. The story goes much more in depth and into the twisted mind of Joe and also shows the changes throughout. The book is a page turner and will keep you want to reading more.

Negative Points

Whilst this book is a good read, you will notice significant differences to the first and you may find that it is not as strong as the original. As it is set in California, it means that the style of ‘Joe’ has to alter to work with the way of life over there and can be a bit difficult to get used to.

Overall Review

This story is dark and takes Joe’s character to a whole new depth. I wish that a lot of the themes in this book they kept in the show as the way things originally happened as it really does portray just how dark his character has come which the show can lack. As follow ups go, this is a very good sequel and it is really impressive that it is written as strongly. However, personally, when they announced the third season of the show I was intrigued to see how the narrative would alter as the book is very different to the show.

Rating : **** 3 Stars

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