Evidently I really missed out on the book that preceded Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. I read this book with an open mind, thought it's difficult for me, sometimes, to switch from one genre to another. Books stick with me, as do genres. Going from family and romance to a psychotic, narcissistic murderer like Joe offered up a bit of transferal turbulence.
Hidden Bodies is about a guy who's got physical skeletons in his closet. He's creatively butchered several people and their bodies are either tucked away or blamed on another. He's good and he knows he's good, but the past won't stay in the past. He's losing it. Simple things like moving violations sends him into anxiety attacks.
All he wants is peace and to enjoy the new love of his life. She's perfect for him, so he believes. All he wants is to be with her and forget everything else, but if he's unlucky enough to be found out, he may have to do away with her too.
This review won't be very long because I didn't like it. Not to knock this author, because from what I hear, You was amazing! You is the book that Kepnes wrote before this one. Joe's original story evidently. This book was way too repetitive for me. He was slow- near death to me and his constant mockery of everyone in his uppity manner just bugged me. The story was silly to me and he, the Bad Guy, was so freaking lucky, it was just not good to me. Evil shouldn't always win.
Reading this book was monotonous and honestly provided no entertainment for me. I just read it and was done. For me, there was nothing to ponder, it was raunchy and listening to him brag was way more than I normally dealt with. I'm actually disappointed with Stephen King for misguiding me by saying this book was hypnotic and scary. Uh, not!
Sorry if I offend any Kepnes fans, but this just wasn't the book for me. La siguiente novela, por favor?📚
Ratings: 👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Bad Seed is next.
**Book was provided by Shelf Awareness and Atria Books, for an honest review.
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