Book Review #53: Hidden Bodies (You #2) by Caroline Kepnes

Synopsis

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…

My Personal Thoughts

Holy holy smoke! Joe is horrible, sick, and unbelievable!😫 Don’t get me wrong because I adored the 1st book. Yes, he was a mess even back then but I just can’t take this anymore!🙄 Enough!😷 His philosophies about life are remarkable and smart, but the way he takes good care of things are just so gross and creepy!😒 I do love psychological thrillers but this second installment made me wanna puke over and over again.🤒 It was nice of him to finally found someone who reciprocates his feelings and accepts him for who he is and what he has done, but, UGH! it’s just so annoying and full of crap.😰 Who accepts a murderous psycho slash serial killer slash pervert?🤐 Maybe the girl is sick as fck as well. Errrr… anyway, the flow was fine. There are plenty of turn out of events and surprising stuff but I just despised the main character this time.😠 There are also plenty of life and love lessons that a reader can squeeze out from the story but still it is not enough for me to recommend this sick novel. OH MY. I was able to tolerate the first book even though it was pretty intense and gruesome already but this time I realized that I’ve had enough and I can’t handle the antagonist slash protagonist anymore.🤕 I have nothing against the writing style because the author did a great job by having the reader’s full attention and interest but it’s just not my thing. It is unacceptable and violent and huh! I don’t know.😂 Just a 3/5 for this book. I bet there’s a third one and I am sure that I’ll pass and won’t be reading it anymore.🙈🙊🙉

~JaNnA

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