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Sunday Book Club – You Love Me, 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 third book – You Love Me

You Love Me (2021)

Caroline Kepnes


Synopsis

Joe Goldberg is back. And he’s going to start a family – even if it kills him . . .

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.

– from Waterstones


Positive Points

After the conclusion of Hidden Bodies, it was very surprising to see there was a third installment but then again, that is what a popular television show can do. The story is very different to the two before and in some ways a very good rad. There are points of this story that are unpredictable which makes it an exciting read. It also puts Joe in situations we have not witnessed before which up the drama.


Negative Points

Once you get part the messy beginnings of how the story continues it becomes better. It is not as dark as the other two but still has it’s moments that are brutal.


Overall Review

I find that the story in this book is so much better then the television adaption. It is completely different but it makes so much more sense then the elements that happen in the show. This book is different but it takes steps to really create drama you never thought could happen.

Rating : **** 4 Stars

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