Providence by Caroline Kepnes
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
June 19th 2018
A bizarre and thrilling story of love, loss and love? Jon and Chloe share a unique friendship in middle school until Jon is kidnapped. Four years later he escapes and is “changed”. This story is loosely a thriller and more of a “will they ever be together”. Which begs the question, is this a mystery or a romance novel?
I have yet to read Caroline Kepnes other two books; You and Hidden Bodies but was offered an ARC of Providence and jumped at the chance. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting as far as the mystery portion of the story. I wanted to know what happened to Jon in his missing years. Instead I was left without.
That said, there is a unique voice among this story that kept me flipping pages until the very end. There is an easiness to the story here that kept me engrossed throughout, even when part way through the book a new set of characters (Eggs and Lo) were introduced. I think this book is one of those love it or hate it books and I kind of just loved it.
While I wasn’t totally thrilled with the ending, it made sense. I’m even more interested to read Kepnes other books in hopes that they create the same sort of experience.
I was offered an ebook from Random House and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.