You Love Me (You #3) by Caroline Kepnes
.ePUB, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 6th 2021 by Random House Publishing Group
About the Book:
Joe Goldberg is done with cities, 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 Kaye 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 Kaye will do the right thing and make room for him.
I love that this book is like the first and is written to the reader, as if Joe is talking to us...even though it is really inner dialogue. And although this is the third book in the series You Love Me was still a brilliant read, there was no failure to continue the creepiness of Joe and what a psycho he is. (what does it say about me that I enjoyed it so much?)
The first book in this series was excellent and I enjoyed number two but not as much.... This time around Caroline Kepnes is back at the top of her game and so is Joe. The way this was written pulled you as the reader right into the story.
I won't spoil the end for those who haven't read it yet but it will ruin the series for you as there are spoilers if you haven't read book two and watch the Netflix show. This thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat with enough decent twists and turns along the way to keep you fully engrossed.
Caroline Kepnes, if you ever read this - you need to write a fourth book, I want to know what happens next.
Thank you NetGalley, Caroline Kepnes and Random House Publishing Group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.