Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed.
...a propulsive novel that’s part love story, part detective story, and part supernatural thriller that makes keen and powerful observations about human connection ... Caroline Kepnes made an indelible mark on the literary world with 2014’s You—a book that earned rave reviews ... She makes a much-anticipated return with Providence, which showcases the diversity of her storytelling talents ... Admittedly, there’s a lot going on within the narrative—but everything is anchored by heartfelt emotion, including the subtle supernatural flourishes ... Regardless of genre, it’s the inimitability of her voice, the depth of her characters, and the underlying sense of realism that will continue to speak to readers around the world.
While separated, Kepnes does an impressive job of still making the characters feel very much connected, all the while asking readers two very simple questions: How far would you go for love. . . and how far would you go to protect those you love? ... Now, through examining the lives of her new cast of characters, Kepnes offers up another intriguing and provocative storyline that continues to ask questions that’ll stay with readers long after finishing her novel ... Caroline Kepnes invokes a wide range of emotions with her strong prose and tantalizing descriptions.
Kepnes (Hidden Bodies, 2016, etc.) nails the tentative feelings that develop between kids from different middle school social strata ... Kepnes, whose previous novels deftly dealt with obsessive love, changes gears here and injects into this Beauty and the Beast–like story a deeper allegory about how far we’ll go to protect the things we love the most.