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Caroline Kepnes

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Caroline Kepnes is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her first novel You was translated into 19 languages and shortlisted for a CWA New Blood Award. Her second novel Hidden Bodies is a sequel that Booklist describes as 'the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman'.

Genres: Mystery
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   1. You (2014)
   2. Hidden Bodies (2016)
   3. You Love Me (2021)
   4. For You and Only You (2023)
   Lullabies For Suffering (2020) (with Kealan Patrick Burke and Mark Matthews)
Caroline Kepnes recommends
Victim Without a Face (2015)
(Fabian Risk, book 1)
Stefan Ahnhem
"My god this grabs. It has hands. Truly."
The Amateurs (2016)
(Amateurs, book 1)
Sara Shepard
"The Amateurs makes me want to go on an adventure with Sara Shepard. She has a knack for sizing up situations, people, and finding mystery in everyday life. She just plain gets it, page after page."
She Regrets Nothing (2018)
Andrea Dunlop
"Part classic family saga; part racy, salacious page-turner. I loved it."
The Cabin at the End of the World (2018)
Paul Tremblay
"Paul Tremblay loads emotion and tension into every paragraph on every page of The Cabin at the End of the World. It is a dream come true, a heartfelt, emotionally charged journey into our worst nightmares."
Jar of Hearts (2018)
Jennifer Hillier
"A gripping page-turner."
#Fashion Victim (2018)
Amina Akhtar
"#FashionVictim is sick and vicious and funny and voicey... I 'totes' loved this one."
The Lost Night (2019)
Andrea Bartz
"Andrea Bartz casts a nostalgic, misty haze over this story about a meticulous-minded woman playing detective with her own life. If you've ever woken up unsure of what happened the night before and then proceeded to do it again...oh my, this is your book."
The Paper Wasp (2019)
Lauren Acampora
"A lyrical, provocative, imaginative page turner that makes the world feel new again, The Paper Wasp is both a stunning portrait of a fixated woman and an addictive, modern commentary on an eternal theme of obsession. In her glittering, goosebump-inducing prose, Lauren Acampora gives us a soul trip/head trip/rarefied LA trip replete with surrealism and social commentary."
The Other Mrs (2019)
Mary Kubica
"Imagine you're on an escalator with people you know and love and it starts going faster, which is scary, and then it's speeding. Terrifying. The Other Mrs. is Mary Kubica's best work yet."
Tell Me Everything (2019)
Amy Hatvany
"A sizzling, squirming, thought-provoking story of female growth."
A Good Man (2020)
Ani Katz
"Ani Katz is a brilliant writer. I sat down to read A Good Man and didn’t move until I’d finished it. This is a spellbinding work of psychologically potent art. I can’t wait to read what she does next. I loved this book."
The Holdout (2020)
Graham Moore
"Graham Moore’s heart beats on every page of The Holdout, a murder trial as only he could have written it: secrets and lies, mysteries upon mysteries, and a cast of characters each with their own dubious motives. This is a tense, emotionally charged, scary-good, standout read that hooked me till the last page."
The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"So smart, so funny, so warm, and such a wonderful mystery. If we're lucky Richard Osman will keep these characters alive forever."
Just One Look (2021)
Lindsay Cameron
"I inhaled Just One Look. I was going to read one chapter but then one chapter became the whole book because it felt like HBO’s Enlightened meets Patricia Highsmith’s This Sweet Sickness. YUM."
Version Zero (2021)
David Yoon
"With Version Zero David Yoon holds up a mirror to our ways of life, our hardships and vulnerabilities. As he lures us into the story of a smart, naive young man’s desire to make the world a better place, the mirror turns black. This propulsive, visceral, tech-rich tale is both all head and all heart , which is to say, it’s all David Yoon."
Chasing the Boogeyman (2021)
Richard Chizmar
"Chasing the Boogeyman is a dazzling work of fresh imagination and psychological insight...a rare read that brings that beyond words feeling of having slipped away into another world. The story has the most riveting unique pulse as if there is a real heart beating in there. I am in awe!"

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