NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Can’t get enough of Joe Goldberg? Don’t miss the latest thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s compulsively readable You series, with an all-new plot not seen in the blockbuster Netflix show.
“Fiendish, fast-paced, and very funny.”—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE
Joe Goldberg 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.
About the Author
Caroline Kepnes is the author of You, Hidden Bodies, Providence, and numerous short stories. Her work has been translated into a multitude of languages and inspired a television series adaptation of You, currently on Netflix. Kepnes graduated from Brown University and previously worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and now lives in Los Angeles.
“Caroline Kepnes must be some kind of storytelling sorcerer. How else can Joe Goldberg . . . be such an entertaining narrator? This high-wire narrative act continues to work because Kepnes is brilliant.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Kepnes is among an elite group of writers who have crafted such compellingly charismatic criminals that they’ve both transfixed readers and transcended the page . . . one of fiction’s boldest, most inimitable voices.” —Criminal Element
“Joe Goldberg has become a cultural mainstay . . . Kepnes has mastered the likeable villain with Joe, crafting an affable character with rock-solid reasoning behind all of his horrific actions.”—Rolling Stone
“You may think you’ve seen the worst of Joe, but you haven’t seen nothing yet. . . . This book is absolutely wild and not in the way that you expect. . . . A captivating thriller that will keep you jaw dropping until the very last page.”—PopSugar
“Reading Kepnes is like a mashup of EW and Jim Thompson . . . You Love Me delivers and then some.”—CrimeReads
“I will read anything Caroline Kepnes writes. She’s one of the smartest, most insightful writers out there with a true gift for crafting flawed, complicated characters that force us to reckon with our own flaws and complications. Joe’s back (and so are all the reasons you love to hate him).” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Is Also a Star
“Kepnes writes with such malevolent energy, such dark grace and such ink-black humor. An utterly unique character and an utterly unique writer, in a marriage made somewhere between heaven and hell.”—Richard Osman, New York Times bestselling author of The Thursday Murder Club
“That peerless author who makes me laugh and glance over my shoulder on the very same page . . . Thank the reading gods that Joe Goldberg is back and just as seductive, dangerous, and witty as ever.”—Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister
“I absolutely loved it. It’s completely addictive, razor-sharp writing from Kepnes. Internet creeping at its most darkly humorous. Joe’s back, and this time it’s definitely real love.”—Catherine Steadman, New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water
“This is Kepnes’s best yet.”—Andrea Dunlop, author of We Came Here to Forget
“A sly, subversive exploration of what people choose to reveal and what they hide in their relationships, and just how difficult it is to truly know another person . . . There's never been a better time to get acquainted with Kepnes’s dangerously appealing leading man.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Kepnes’s savage takedowns . . . make Joe a more culturally aware Dexter, or perhaps a more romantic and humorous Hannibal.”—LitHub