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Providence

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
“Part love story, part supernatural thriller and completely engrossing” (People)—from the acclaimed author of You, now a hit Netflix series
 
“A dark beauty of a book, Providence kept me up at night with characters that made my heart a little bigger.”—Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive
 
Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share an intense, near-mystical bond. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, and his plans for a normal life are permanently dashed. Four years later, Jon reappears. He is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off—until the horrifying instant he realizes he possesses strange powers that pose a grave threat to everyone he cares for. Afraid of hurting Chloe, Jon runs away, embarking on a journey for answers.
 
Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, healthy college students and townies with no connection to one another are inexplicably dropping dead. A troubled detective prone to unexplainable hunches, Charles “Eggs” DeBenedictus suspects there’s a serial killer at work. But when he starts asking questions, Eggs is plunged into a shocking whodunit he never could have predicted. 
 
With an intense, mesmerizing voice, Caroline Kepnes makes keen and powerful observations about human connection and how love and identity can dangerously blur together.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE
 
Providence is a novel that doesn’t fit into one box—it’s tender and dark, eerie and cool, heartbreaking but also an affirmation of the power of love. Kepnes perfectly captures each character’s struggle and pain in such a unique, unconventional way that every page—every sentence—is a delightful surprise.”—Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars

“Caroline Kepnes is cool right this minute. . . . [Providence is] terrifically conceived and executed. . . . Kepnes has an exhilarating, poppy, unexpected voice.”The New York Times Book Review

“An addictive horror-tinged romance that’ll keep you guessing.”Entertainment Weekly

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Feels entirely fresh and defies genre in the best possible way . . . romantic, thrilling, and thoughtful in its examination of power, love, and goodness. The characters of Providence will haunt readers long after they’ve finished reading, and they’ll be better for it." - Andrea Dunlop

"There is something for every reader in these pages—thrills, chills, and a complex love story. Kepnes is a writer to add to your must-read pile." - Tess Gerritsen

"Tender, magical, and eerie . . . sure to be one of the best thrillers of the year . . . Caroline Kepnes’s infinite talent shines through." - Mary Kubica

"An artist, a mutated vigilante, a charming hunter, a sickly detective, and a literary lunatic: Caroline Kepnes brings them together in this propulsive and original story. It kept me up at night, scared and thinking." - E Lockhart

"Caroline Kepnes, in her unique style, has stretched and reimagined what a paranormal thriller can be. Propulsive, creepy, and entertaining, Providence is a modern mystery from a gifted storyteller." - Iain Reid

"Providence is an inventive, dark fairy tale/love story for the twenty-first century, a compulsively readable novel about the complexity of love, relationships, and the monsters we allow ourselves to become. Plus, I have a new favorite character, named Eggs." - Paul Tremblay


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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Providence: A Novel
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Providence: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4711-6286-9 / 978-1-4711-6286-2 (UK edition)
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Title: Providence: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-525-58823-X / 978-0-525-58823-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Providence: A Novel
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November 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
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July 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
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June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Providence: A Novel
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
Publisher: Lenny
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