A Letter to Joe from You by Caroline Kepnes

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
 A Letter to Joe from You by Caroline KepnesYou by Caroline Kepnes
Series: You #1
Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books on September 30th, 201
Genres: Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Suspense
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

Dear Joe,

I like you.

I hate admitting that out loud – but there’s something about your charismatic voice & determination that draws me in. Horrified as I was, I was seriously obsessed with your story; I just HAD to know more. I had to know what you’d do next… I had to finish. I freaking sympathized with you. On MORE than one occasion!

This is scary.

See, what really makes me pause was how often I found myself agreeing with you. How often I thought, View Spoiler » Then I would sit and wonder, “WHAT THE HELL? THIS IS NOT OKAY.” Shameful, really. But being inside your head is addicting, and while I’m glad to be out of it; my senses are coming back and that fuzzy blanket has been lifted, I kinda miss it.

This too is scary.

Many, many times I was in awe of just how far you went. You did take things too far sometimes, Joe. Seriously. I get it. You love Beck. But man, your construed reality of right vs wrong is OUT THERE, yet fascinating. Which again, makes me wonder just how normal I really am. It was also quite scary how some of your thoughts remind me of my husband.

I have to wonder, though, how in the world were you able to DO it all, hmm? Some of the logistics just don’t add up. Could be because you never went into any detail about it, but I wonder. I’m also curious about what in the hell you’re gonna do now. You screwed up royally, Joe. After everything you did for Beck… *smh* But I saw that light bulb go off when you saw Amy. I just.. can’t believe it. How far will you go this time?

Well. I supposed I’ve said I needed to. And yes, I’ll be following your story in Hidden Bidies. No doubt about it. 

Sincerely (a deranged fan),




4 thoughts on “ A Letter to Joe from You by Caroline Kepnes

  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    HAHA! This letter is so spot on. I kind of loved Joe. I mean as much as you can love a psychopath. The next book was really good too. More Joe!!

    1. tonyalee

      I did too! I had several moments after reading the book I just had to… clear my head LOL I’ve heard mixed things on the second book – but I will read it eventually!

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