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Providence

(2018)
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"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

"Part love story, part supernatural thriller and completely engrossing" (People) - from the acclaimed author of You, whose work Stephen King describes as "hypnotic and totally original"

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed.

Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But 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 that 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 suddenly, 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 whodunit worthy of his most outlandish obsessions.

In this dazzling new novel - and with an intense, mesmerizing voice - Caroline Kepnes makes keen and powerful observations about human connection and how love and identity can dangerously blur together.

Praise for Providence


"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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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Providence: A Novel
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
ISBN: 0-399-59143-5 / 978-0-399-59143-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lenny
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
ISBN: 1-4711-6288-5 / 978-1-4711-6288-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
ISBN: 1-4711-6286-9 / 978-1-4711-6286-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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November 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Providence
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Providence: A Novel
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
ISBN: 0-525-58823-X / 978-0-525-58823-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Providence
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Providence: A Novel
Author(s): Caroline Kepnes
Publisher: Lenny
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA