‘Joe Goldberg is my guilty pleasure, my strange addiction. If loving him is wrong, I don’t want to be right’ Erin Kelly
JOE GOLDBERG IS BACK, AND THIS TIME HE'S WRITING HIS OWN HAPPILY EVER AFTER . . .
Joe Goldberg is ready for a change. Instead of selling books, he’s writing them. And he’s off to a good start.
Invited to join a tight-knit writing fellowship at Harvard, Joe thinks he’s finally found a place where talent matters more than pedigree. Where anything is possible, even happy endings. At least until he meets his uber-privileged, already-published, already-distinguished peers.
Thankfully, Wonder enters the picture. They have so much in common: no college degrees, no pretensions, just a love for literature. They could be those rare literary soulmates who never fall prey to their demons. If only Wonder could just commit herself to the writing life.
But Joe has faith in Wonder. He will sacrifice his art for hers. And, if he must, he will kill her darlings for her.
With her trademark biting wit, Caroline Kepnes explores why vulnerable people bring out the worst in others as Joe sets out to make this small, elite world a fairer place. And if a little crimson runs in the streets of Cambridge, who can blame him? Love doesn’t conquer all. Often, it needs a little push.
PRAISE FOR CAROLINE KEPNES AND THE YOU SERIES:
‘Crazy, sexy, cool: Caroline Kepnes gets better – and Joe Goldberg gets worse – with every book’ ERIN KELLY
‘Caroline Kepnes writes with such malevolent energy, such dark grace and such ink-black humour. An utterly unique character and an utterly unique writer, in a marriage made somewhere between heaven and hell’ RICHARD OSMAN
‘Fiendish, fast-paced, and very funny’ PAULA HAWKINS
‘Another dark, thrilling, and blackly hilarious adventure from everyone's favourite murderer’ CLAIRE MCGOWAN
Caroline Kepnes is the author of You, Hidden Bodies, Providence and numerous short stories. Her work has been translated into a multitude of languages and inspired a television series adaptation of You, currently on Netflix. Kepnes graduated from Brown University and previously worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and now lives in Los Angeles.
‘Kepnes gleefully portrays the most back-stabbing seminar yet, dropping literary names with abandon as she twists the plot . . . Joe Goldberg might be a narcissistic, manipulative, murderous, utterly unreliable narrator, but he's damn entertaining’ -- Kirkus Review (starred review)
‘Within this intensity, [Joe's] snark-laden observations about ego, love, and loyalty ring true’ -- Booklist
‘Hypnotic and scary . . . totally original’ -- Stephen King
‘I will read anything she writes. . . . One of the smartest, most insightful writers out there’ -- Nicola Yoon
‘Delicious . . . It's Kepnes' wit and style that keep you coming back’ -- Lena Dunham
‘That peerless author who makes me laugh and glance over my shoulder on the very same page’ -- Jessica Knoll
‘I absolutely loved it. It’s completely addictive, razor-sharp writing from Kepnes. Internet creeping at its most darkly humorous. Joe’s back, and this time it’s definitely real love’ -- Catherine Steadman
‘As irresistible and as blisteringly acid as ever. Horrible and glorious’ -- Catriona Ward
‘Magnificent’ -- Guardian
‘Joe Goldberg has become a cultural mainstay. . . . Kepnes has mastered the likable villain’ --Rolling Stone
‘Beautifully crafted . . . will give you chills’ --People
‘Caroline Kepnes must be some kind of storytelling sorcerer. How else can Joe Goldberg — stalker, creep, multiple-murderer, blamer of everyone else but himself, a “long overdue book, the one you never thought was coming” — be such an entertaining narrator? Even Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith’s famously amoral character (a clear inspiration for Kepnes), could be enjoyed at a third-person remove, unlike the in-your-face immediacy of Joe’s blinkered perspective . . . brilliant’ --The New York Times Book Review
‘Kepnes waggishly satirizes the publishing industry, and her outsized characters’ egos and anxieties lay the foundations for delightfully deranged plot twists . . . Joe’s stream-of-consciousness narration engages throughout, rendering readers both confidante and accomplice. Kepnes reliably entertains’ -- Publishers Weekly
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