Synopses & Reviews
"A dark beauty of a book, Providence kept me up at night with characters that made my heart a little bigger." Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive
Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share an intense, near-mystical bond. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, and his plans for a normal life are permanently dashed. Four years later, Jon reappears. 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 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 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 shocking whodunit he never could have predicted.
With an intense, mesmerizing voice, Caroline Kepnes makes keen and powerful observations about human connection and how love and identity can dangerously blur together.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE
"[An] engrossing supernatural thriller . . . Kepnes provides readers with a spellbinding examination of what keeps people human." Publishers Weekly
"[Providence] is equal parts love story, thriller, and horror tale. . . . 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." Kirkus Reviews
"A modern-day retelling of H.P. Lovecraft's horror tale 'The Dunwich Horror' . . . An emo-monster story." Time
"Providence is a novel that doesn't fit into one box — it's tender and dark, eerie and cool, heartbreaking but also an affirmation of the power of love. Kepnes perfectly captures each character's struggle and pain in such a unique, unconventional way that every page — every sentence — is a delightful surprise." Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars
About the Author
Caroline Kepnes is the author of You and Hidden Bodies. She has worked as a pop-culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and as a TV writer on 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she now lives in Los Angeles.