If you remember my Loki-inspired review, you know that You by Caroline Kepnes was one of my favorite thrillers in 2014! Oh, how I missed Joe’s crazy ass and sociopathic tendencies. We pick up not long after where we left off in the first book, and there are a lot of changes (even geographically) for Joe in this follow-up, some I liked and some I think messed with the formula that made book one such a hit with me. Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing that could drag me away from this story – I had to find out what was going to happen with my favorite serial killer (sorry, Dexter). I love Joe, but he has an amazing ability to surround himself with the most annoying characters on the planet. It’s so strange to root for a psycho. But you do, and I’d rather not examine what that may say about me… but I know I’m not alone, and crazy likes its company. There are so many stressful situations in this sequel that had me holding my breath numerous times. Then there were times I became downright cranky, and the open ending did nothing to soothe those ruffled feathers. Still. This is a fascinating insight into the psyche of a madman (a lovable and fascinating madman, but a nutter all the same) and human nature at its (less than) finest. I’m left with conflicted feelings on all but one thing: I need more and preferably this time with closure.
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