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Providence By Caroline Kepnes Providence A propulsive new thriller about the obsessive nature of love when an intensifying relationship between best friends is disrupted by a kidnapping Growing up as best friends in small town New Hampshire

  • Title: Providence
  • Author: Caroline Kepnes
  • ISBN: 9780399591433
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Providence By Caroline Kepnes A propulsive new thriller about the obsessive nature of love when an intensifying relationship between best friends is disrupted by a kidnapping.Growing up as best friends in small town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings When Jon is finally reaA propulsive new thriller about the obsessive nature of love when an intensifying relationship between best friends is disrupted by a kidnapping.Growing up as best friends in small town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings When Jon is finally ready to confess his feelings, he s suddenly kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity.Mourning the disappearance of Jon and facing the reality he may never return, Chloe tries to navigate the rites of entering young adulthood and fit in with the popular crowd, but thoughts of Jon are never far away When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for He runs away to protect Chloe and find the answers to his new identity but he s soon being tracked by a detective who is fascinated by a series of vigilante killings that appear connected Whisking us on a journey through New England and crashing these characters lives together in the most unexpected ways, Kepnes explores the complex relationship between love and identity, unrequited passion and obsession, self preservation and self destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two.
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    1. Edward Lorn on said:

      With Providence, Caroline Kepnes proves that she s not a one hit one character wonder There will certainly be those who dislike this novel based solely on the fact that it is not another Joe Goldberg story, but those people should be ignored Same goes for anyone who bitches about the supernatural aspect You can t please everyone all the time, and I m glad Kepnes branched out into weirdish territory Providence is terrific, from start to finish, and it just goes to show how versatile the author is [...]

    2. Kelly (and the Book Boar) on said:

      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum So many thoughts Please bear with me The basics of Providence is that it is about a boy who disappeared and returned four years later different than he was before It becomes his mission over the years to fix himself of this change in order to be with the girl he has always loved In addition to that story is one that runs parallel about a detective trying to figure out what really caused a series of death by heart attack in various young healthy people and [...]

    3. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell on said:

      Reading this with my friend Heather

    4. Michelle on said:

      Firstly, I need to mention how very different this book is to Ms Kepnes previous books You and Hidden Bodies So much so that I think peoples reactions to this are going to be all over the place Where do I stand I LOVED IT Where You and Hidden Bodies were dysfunctional putting it mildly love stories this is a of a classic love story There is never a doubt that Jon and Chloe are in love and what they will do or won t do to preserve that love Here s the thing.I don t do love stories I don t do rom [...]

    5. Laura on said:

      New Caroline Kepnes.Excerpt here ew books 2017 11 27 caroliNow come on June

    6. Michelle on said:

      Dear NetGalley Edelweiss, I would sell my soul to the devil for an ARC of this Just saying PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Approve me fingers crossed Yours Truly, Michelle

    7. Jamie on said:

      hides from lynch mob 2.5 stars rounded up As much as it absolutely kills me to say, this just didn t do it for me And honestly, was it The Curse of Beloved Joe Goldberg that was the cause Maybe But, not in the way you might think You and Hidden Bodies were wow books for me, so that instantly propelled Kepnes to my must read list, so I was extremely excited for this book, even though it was not Joe So maybe some of the reason I didn t love this was my super high hopes but I think of the reason [...]

    8. Laura Rash on said:

      To fans of You Hidden Bodies, be aware that this is nothing like those 2 books Not that I think authors have to write constantly the same style or characters, but this was way off in left field It started off holding my interest but soon waned I felt like I was missing some parallel from the get go Maybe just not for me I do appreciate this early copy sent to me upon the request of the author.

    9. Cody | codysbookshelf on said:

      Caroline Kepnes has one of the most unique voices in modern fiction, and by this point I will buy anything of hers on day one No questions asked She s that good, folks When the opportunity arose for me to read and review her new novel, Providence, some four months before release date, I jumped at the chance And here we are The first fifty or so pages of this book is some of Kepnes s finest writing to date The reader is introduced to Jon and Chloe, best friends in junior high, and they immediatel [...]

    10. Taylor on said:

      Received an ARC today and I cannot wait to dive in It s been too dang long since I ve had fresh Kepnes in my life

    11. Mandie on said:

      Providence is an awesome read I was super excited to be given an advanced copy I have read other books by Caroline Kepnes, and this one is completely different than her other reads, but just as amazing.Providence is a dark romantic thriller that will take you on a wild ride about love and loss I would recommend this book.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    12. Siobhan on said:

      2018 June 2018 I don t think I can wait that long for what sounds to be another amazing Kepnes read.

    13. Jennifer on said:

      Review in progressThank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader s copy ARC of Providence This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating reviewing.Source NetGalleyAuthor Caroline KepnesPublisher Random House Publishing GroupGenres General Fiction Adult Pub Date June 19, 2018

    14. Bandit on said:

      Who has two thumbs and was super excited to find out Caroline Kepnes had a new book coming out Yes, me And to think I was initially so reluctant to even give her debut, You, a try, thought it might have bene overhyped And then this just popped up on Netgalley and my request was generously granted the same day and it shoved all the other books to read down and had to be read right away And, the verdict is Kepnes still got it And I mean that very particular sort of it she has, it is, in fact, a gi [...]

    15. Erica Russikoff on said:

      I received an ARC from the publisher and am incredibly grateful for it.There s always a bit of mystery when it comes to Caroline s books Her stories are unpredictable She likes to catch her readers by surprise And she certainly does this with Providence I found this book to be eerily beautiful It was smart, as all her writing is, but it was also intriguing I never wanted to put the book down, and when I had to, I kept thinking about it These are the kinds of stories that I love The kind that res [...]

    16. Rita Goodall-Mitchell on said:

      Providence is the newest book by Caroline Kepnes due out in June 2018 This terrifying and impossibly hopeful book will explore your darkest emotions on lost love and just how broken a heart can become.Set in Providence RI , this tale begins when a young boy named Jon is abducted on his way to school He returns 4 years later but something unnatural and isolating has occurred deep within the recesses of his heart With no memory of his time in his captors hands his only mission is to get back to Ch [...]

    17. Lars (theatretenor) Skaar on said:

      Loved this book Caroline Kepnes knows how to write Thank you Caroline for sending me an advanced copy of your book It is a strange concept that someone can reprogram , if you will, another human to make him capable of instantly giving anyone who gets close to him a heart attack, but that s what is happening here Jon, a loner, a loser from high school, is kidnapped by a substitute teacher, Roger Blair, of his and put into a medically induced coma for four years When he comes to he is in a mall an [...]

    18. Jaime on said:

      Let me start this off by saying, if you re looking for the magic of Youand Hidden Bodies , you won t find it here.It started off good I was intrigued, enraptured even I was dying to find out what happen to poor Jon and how Chloe was going to cope with his disappearance even though I didn t feel her sincere loyalty for him in the beginning It seemed like she was really struggling.d thenFOUR YEARS LATER FOUR With very little development, descriptions, or anything of substance happening in between [...]

    19. Angel Erin on said:

      angelerin 2018 0Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a free ebook copy of Providence By Caroline Kepnes in exchange for an honest review I was really excited to try a new book from Caroline Kepnes You is one of my favorite books and I was glad that Providence sounded a bit different However, this did not meet my expectations at all It started off SO STRONG, but about 25% in it really lost my interest I could start to see where things were going and I didn t mind that so much, b [...]

    20. Amy on said:

      Divine guidance or care That, according to Webster s dicitonary, is the definition of providence In Caroline Kepnes s extraordinary book, you quickly realize just how dearly, if not desperately, her characters need providence.Kepnes tells the story through the eyes of Jon, the boy who was kidnapped and returned four years later Chloe, Jon s best friend and the girl who loved him and Charles DeBenedictus otherwise known as Eggs , the police officer determined to find the culprit behind an inexpli [...]

    21. Christina Hart on said:

      Electric, thrilling, terrifying, heart wrenching Caroline Kepnes latest novel does not disappoint A fast paced mix between a love story and a detective story, with characters who will rope you in to their lives and both fascinate you and romance you Caroline has a way of writing stories that will shock you, excite you, rip your heart out and then set it on fire I fell in love with Jon and Eggs immediately, and felt their torment through each page With a love story involving an H.P Lovecraft tie [...]

    22. Christina on said:

      Providence is a well thought out, creative, and unique story about love, desire, pain, heartache, and it is full of suspense When Providence publishes in June 2018, it needs to be in your hands or on your Kindle This is not YOU, it s not Hidden Bodies.Providence reaches beyond your imagination and takes you through an angry, emotional, and heartbreaking journey I carry your heart in my heart

    23. Jenn on said:

      Jon and Chloe are young, they re best friends And when Jon finally decides to tell Chloe the feelings he has for her, he s kidnapped on his way to school by an old substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity Thoughts of Jon are never far away, but Chloe tries her best to fit in with the popular crowd and keep her life moving forward But all that comes to an end when Jon escapes He discovers he has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has inte [...]

    24. Morgan on said:

      I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Let me preface this review by saying You is my all time recommended book Anytime someone asks me for a book to read, my response is You So needless to say since the day I heard about Providence, I was excited Providence is different, but in the best way With aspects of supernatural, I was wary because that is not usually my genre but it is an accessible level of supernatural The slow building suspense had me readi [...]

    25. Jay Dwight on said:

      Caroline shows that there is much to her writing talents than just Joe Goldberg Stories that are quite different to what I normally read can go either way for me, but this is one I loved A tale with a lot of heart, and it is the relationship between Chloe and Jon that is the core of the novel Jon is an outsider, but Chloe doesn t care Their young love is disrupted when Jon is kidnapped and disappears for four years Chloe changes but her love for Jon remains Then Jon returns but in some ways he [...]

    26. Justina on said:

      Jon has always been a bit of an outcast He is teased and bullied at school and doesn t have very many friends But he has one, Chloe, who straddles the line between being popular but also being friends with Jon Because Jon is bullied so much, he takes a different way to school every day, a way that involves him cutting through the woods to avoid passing Carrig, his bully, on the streets One day on his way to school, however, Jon is hit over the head and is kidnapped No one knows what happened to [...]

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