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Hidden Bodies: The sequel to Netflix smash hit YOU: Volume 2 (YOU series)

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The ending is dumb and predictable and I'm 95% sure there will be a third book, but I won't waste my time and money reading it. Trigger warning: This novel contains scenes of explicit acts of physical violence, detailed descriptions of sexual acts and some substance abuse, particularly in terms of drug use. Right so, after the awesomeness of YOU, to say I was giddy with excitement to read Hidden Bodies would be a gross understatement.

He starts by ranting at me that he’s a cop—as if I didn’t know this—that he’s an American—as if I’m not—that he’s gonna see to it that I wind up behind bars—as if he’s in a position to do this. Well it turns out when you are a crazy, narcissistic, neurotic killer just trying to blend in, a lot can go wrong. And then there's a cop who has taken a dislike to Joe, tailing him at different parts of the day while Joe is trying to tie up loose ends. It's got major problems with his constant quest for sex, which is just an overused plot component in this book. They forgot that the sweetest thing in life is to be alone, as you were born, as you will die, soaking in the sun, knowing that you put the cactus in the right place, that you don’t need someone to come along and compliment your work, that someone who did that would, in fact, just be getting in the way.OMG dammit what happened to the witty, intellectual, sarcastic and entertaining inner monologue of Joe? Hidden Bodies picks up where You ended, effortlessly continuing the story of my favorite little sociopath.

Anthony Breznican from Entertainment Weekly gave praise to the novel, stating that "as satire of a self-absorbed society, Kepnes hits the mark, cuts deep, and twists the knife". You WANT him to get away with murder, you WANT him to make a go of things with the girl who loves him back. Readers will not be OK with this ending, as it opens more holes than the one's Joe's already had to dig for each of his hidden bodies. Highly recommend (although I would recommend you start with You first) to all fiction fans who love a strong antagonist with brains, wit, personality, and of course a whole lot of crazy.Here, the influence of the film industry is everywhere and Joe comes face to face with it through a wealthy family. Joe’s angry AND impressed that someone could best him-ever the narcissist-; and despite his dislike of all things LA, he follows—or more accurately stalks—Amy to the West Coast, where he's soon immersed, much to his dismay, in the uninspired and pretentious lifestyle of Hollywood wannabes.

However, Joe's plans suddenly change when he falls in love with an aspiring actress named Love Quinn at Soho House. We mainly use Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service for goods which weight less then 2kg, all other goods will be delivered by a Courier. Armed with gorgeous prose and an underlying murderous quality, Joe was something new and surprising. He is still the same crazy and unhinged, batshit psychopath that we remember and this time around, I felt like I got a lot more out of him and his screwed up, demented principles.Yes, YOU isn't a perfect book, it's very problematic actually but it's thrilling and it grips you tight in. It's one of those moments where you don't mess up and leave said urnine behind and it's all you think about, besides the next person that is a butt crack that you want to kill! Caroline Kepnes, I don't know if you know this or not but you are building a legion of fangirls and boys. The key is not just to continue believing, after all, but the key to life is to believe in something that matters, something big and beautiful, something more profound than fame, money.

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