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.

Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off . . . until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers that pose a grave threat to everyone he cares for. Afraid of hurting Chloe, Jon runs away, embarking on a journey for answers.

Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, healthy college students and townies with no connection to one another are suddenly, inexplicably dropping dead. A troubled detective prone to unexplainable hunches, Charles “Eggs” DeBenedictus suspects there’s a serial killer at work. But when he starts asking questions, Eggs is plunged into a whodunit worthy of his most outlandish obsessions.

In this dazzling new novel—and with an intense, mesmerizing voice—Caroline Kepnes makes keen and powerful observations about human connection and how love and identity can dangerously blur together.

My Review

There is nothing flashy about this book but what kept me reading and hanging around were the characters. What this book lacked in theatrics made up for in character connection.

The beginning of the story begins fast. There are not a lot of details given about Jon's kidnapping. Yet, all is revealed as the story progresses about what really happen to Jon years ago. To be honest, I feel like what happened to Jon made him a more interesting person. If, he had not been kidnapped, than, he would have been just another guy. Jon and Chloe's relationship is a sad one. They can't be together but yet they are drawn to each other like magnets.

Although, Jon was no the only person that I was drawn to. There is Eggs and his wife, Lo. Eggs is trying to make sense of his life. He works in law enforcement. As part of his job, he witnesses the destruction left behind in Jon's wake. Don't miss out on this book that is sure to be talked about for 2018.

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