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Providence / Caroline Kepnes.

Kepnes, Caroline, 1976- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library KEP (Text) 33500012746707 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library KEP (Text) 33500012746715 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399591433
  • ISBN: 0399591435
  • Physical Description: 367 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Lenny, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A journey of two best friends that is part love story, part detective story, and part supernatural thriller, from the acclaimed author of YOU, whose work Stephen King describes as "hypnotic and totally original." Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other and their intense connection. But just when Jon is ready to confess the depth of his feelings, he's kidnapped by his substitute teacher, a discredited scientist who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity. After four years in captivity, Jon finally escapes, only to discover that he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to Providence to protect Chloe while he searches for answers. Across town from Jon, Detective Charles "Eggs" DeBenedictus is fascinated by a series of strange deaths--young, healthy people whose hearts just. stop. Convinced these deaths are a series of connected, vigilante killings, he jeopardizes his job and already strained marriage to uncover the truth. With heart, insight, and a keen eye on human frailty, Kepnes whisks us on a journey through New England and crashes these characters' lives together in the most unexpected ways, exploring the complex relationship between the powerful and the powerless, love and identity, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
    Kepnes' third genre-bending book tells the story of New England young adults Jon and Chloe, best friends in middle school despite Jon being a bullied outsider. When Jon disappears one day in the woods, Chloe falls apart. Four years pass, and with high-school graduation on the horizon, she's almost over him. Then he reappears as mysteriously as he vanished. Jon wakes up hidden in the basement of the local mall, with a note from his captor explaining that Jon had been in an induced coma but is now perfectly fine . . . except for some "special powers." Turns out Jon now has the ability to give people heart attacks just from being in their presence. The story takes off from there, with a detective determined to figure out why seemingly healthy people are dropping dead, and with Jon trying to keep away from Chloe while trying to convince her he's not evil by pushing her to read a Lovecraft story that mirrors his own situation. This complicated and intriguing tale is a strange blend of Lovecraftian horror, love story, and detective novel. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Caroline Kepnes is the author of You and Hidden Bodies. She has worked as a pop-culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and as a TV writer on 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she now lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: FICTION / Thrillers.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Romance / Paranormal.
SUSPENSE.
Ability > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal romance stories.
Romantic supsense fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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