After causing mayhem in New York and Los Angeles, Joe Goldberg heads to the Pacific Northwest for Caroline Kepnes’s latest novel, You Love Me. After becoming a father and being forced to leave his son at the request of the Quinn family, Joe finds himself picking up the pieces and starting over in the quaint town of Bainbridge. Of course, it’s not long before he meets another woman named Mary Kay DiMarco and, well, you can probably guess what happens from here.
You may think you’ve seen the worst of Joe, but you haven’t seen nothing yet.
We already know that Joe is a crazed, stalking, murderer, but what happens when he actively tries to “be better”? After causing so much turmoil and death, it seems like karma is finally catching up to him big time in Kepnes’s third installment of her popular book series. Details about Netflix’s third season of You are scarce, but if it’s anything remotely like this book, we’re in for a wild ride. You may think you’ve seen the worst of Joe, but you haven’t seen nothing yet.
“I want to send her flowers because she and her Friends also taught us that real relationships take time, that sometimes you make a baby with the wrong person, you fall in love with the wrong person, but eventually, you get with the right one. You.”
This book is absolutely wild and definitely not in the way you expect. Definitely get ready for a lot of twists and turns, especially in the last few chapters.
Where You Should Read It
Seeing that the book takes place in a small, quaint town in the Pacific Northwest, I feel like the best place to read this book is at home as you cozy up by the fire.
Read This If You Like . . .
If you’re a fan of Caroline Kepnes’s previous novels or the Netflix series inspired by the books, you definitely need to add this one to your reading list.
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt(s)
This novel can check off more than one 2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt; just pick the one that fits best for you.
- A book that’s published in 2021
- A book about do-overs or fresh starts
How Long It Takes to Read
It takes a few chapters to really set up the story, but after that, you’ll be flipping through the pages pretty fast as the drama picks up.
Give This Book to . . .
A friend who cannot get enough of thrillers or is obsessed with Netflix’s You series.
The Sweet Spot Summary
Caroline Kepnes’s latest installment of her You book series, You Love Me ($25), is a captivating thriller that will keep you jaw dropping until the very last page.
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