You Love Me

The highly anticipated new thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s hit You series, now a blockbuster Netflix show . . .
Joe Goldberg is back. And he’s going to start a family ā€“ even if it kills him.

Joe Goldberg is done with cities, done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cosy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe.

He gets a job at the local library ā€“ he does know a thing or two about books ā€“ and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old fashioned way . . . by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.

The trouble is . . . Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s . . . busy.

True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kay will do the right thing and make room for him.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 7, 2021) RRP $32.99

Duffy’s Thoughts on YOU LOVE ME

If you follow my blog, you may know that YOU is one of my favourite thriller reads of all time. Hidden Bodies, the sequel, was good, but not to everyone’s taste, and as we all know, the Netflix series was a huge hit.

In YOU LOVE ME Joe is out and free, thanks to Love’s rich parents, but there are rules to follow. Rules Joe doesn’t particularly want to follow. However, he has a nice house in a small town and a job in a library, naturally.

Joe intends to try really hard not to kill anymore. It’s exhausting and he wants to do things a little differently this time. This time he wants to settle down and start a family. Do things the right way.

I loved diving back into Joe’s world, even if it did take a bit of re-tuning to recall where we left Joe, it didn’t help that series two on Netflix had a completely different storyline to Hidden Bodies, but it didn’t take long for me to pick up the threads and get back into it.

There is a warning though for any readers or watchers of the series who found Joe’s internal monologue a bit grating, because YOU LOVE ME brings it in spades! I embrace it as pure murderous stalker escapism and I kinda like that the third book shows Joe struggling to do things right and fight his internal demons, even when things aren’t going his way.

The twist at the end wasn’t a ‘gasp!’ moment, but it was solid enough. I can’t wait to watch the next instalment on Netflix due later this year!

Check out my past reviews of the YOU series!