Books, Thriller/Mystery

You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes Book Review

Everyone is the wrong person until you meet the right person…”

Excerpt from:
You Love Me
by Caroline Kepnes
Synopsis from Goodreads

Joe is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy 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.

I spotted this novel and downloaded it right away. Despite my disappointment with the second novel, I have high hopes for the third. I’ve read positive reviews and seen high ratings on Goodreads, so I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one.

The first few chapters were a little crazy. Anyway, knowing Joe, we expect him to be insane; he isn’t Joe if he isn’t insane. It was just difficult for me to read this third book since the manner he narrated it differed from the prior two. It’s as if he’s gone insane, and every phrase is difficult to remember. That’s just not how I like it. But the innately bookworm in me prompted me to keep reading it, so I tried so hard I thought I’d quit up, but then it occurred…

Suddenly, I recognized Joe from the first novel, which piqued my interest and made me want to keep reading. I was so engrossed in the story that I forgot I was at work and wanted to stop, but thankfully I have this on my phone and can read it whenever I have time. I’m so pleased to get to the ending of the story and think, “It’s been a long time, Joe! Good thing you’re not like the character from the second book. “

The tale seemed quite bizarre to me. I had not anticipated anything like it in the end. I can’t imagine why he has such fate when it comes to love. I simply felt sad for him. Despite having done many horrible things, he is still looking for the love of his life. There were a lot of wild things that happened in this story, however several sections that I really wanted to see were missing. The plot became creepier, but the revelation was not as stunning as it may have been.

I wanted to suggest it to individuals who have already read the first and second volumes, as well as those who, like me, enjoy psychological thriller novels.

My Overall Rating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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