Caroline Kepnes on HIDDEN BODIES
“Hidden Bodies” marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit.
Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.
In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats “guac,” works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: truelove. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he s done, he may not have a choice…