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

Hidden Bodies
by Caroline Kepnes
(You #2)
Published by Atria/Emily Bestler
on February 23, 2016
Genre: Adult, Thriller
Length: 439 pages

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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 Thoughts:

If you're not familiar with or haven't read the first book in this series, You, which is now a hit show on Netflix, you might want to avoid this sequel review because there may be some spoilers.

At the end of You, Joe Goldberg was ready to move on and get over Beck with the brand new Amy, but just when everything seemed absolutely perfect she took off for LA to be an actress.
Not willing to let her go, he upends to the West Coast on a mission to track Amy down. Once there, he works his way into the lives of his neighbors, creating a network of eyes that might help him find who he's looking for. But he's so caught up in this new world that he starts creating a new life without Amy and that's when he meets Love Quinn. He's convinced she's the one and he wants to spend the rest of his life with her, but his past keeps coming back to haunt him.

I enjoyed being back in Joe's headspace, even though it's a pretty disconcerting place to be. Hidden Bodies was just as good writing-wise, but I did kind of feel like the plot was all over the place for a while and not as intense as You. Likewise, I didn't love the setting and it didn't make a lot of sense to me for Joe to get caught up in the lives of celebrities, but by the end, I was okay with where it went and really just hope we get another one!

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