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You Love Me
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You Love Me
A You Novel
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Can’t get enough of Joe Goldberg? Don’t miss the latest thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s compulsively readable You series, with an all-new plot not seen in the blockbuster Netflix show.
“Fiendish, fast-paced, and very funny.”—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE

Joe Goldberg is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy 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—he does know a thing or two about books—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.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Can’t get enough of Joe Goldberg? Don’t miss the latest thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s compulsively readable You series, with an all-new plot not seen in the blockbuster Netflix show.
“Fiendish, fast-paced, and very funny.”—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE

Joe Goldberg is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy 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—he does know a thing or two about books—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.
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  • From the book 1

    I think you’re the one I spoke to on the phone, the librarian with a voice so soft that I went out and bought myself a cashmere sweater. Warm. Safe. You called me three days ago to confirm my new job at the Bainbridge Public Library. The call was meant to be short. Perfunctory. You: Mary Kay DiMarco, branch manager. Me: Joe Goldberg, volunteer. But there was chemistry. We had a couple laughs. That lilt in your voice got under my skin and I wanted to google you, but I didn’t. Women can tell when a guy knows too much and I wanted to come in cool. I’m early and you’re hot—­if that’s you, is that you?—­and you’re busy with a male patron—­I smell mothballs and gin—­and you’re foxy but subdued, showing off your legs as you hide them in opaque black tights, as concealing as RIP Beck’s curtain-­less windows were revealing. You raise your voice—­you want the old man to try out some Haruki Murakami—­and I’m sure of it now. You’re the one from the phone but holy shit, Mary Kay.

    Are you the one for me?

    I know. You’re not an object, blah, blah, blah. And I could be “projecting.” I barely know you and I’ve been through hell. I was detained in jail for several months of my life. I lost my son. I lost the mother of my son. It’s a miracle I’m not dead and I want to talk to you right f***ing now but I do the patient thing and walk away. Your picture is on the wall by the lobby and the placard is final, confirmation. You are Mary Kay DiMarco, and you’ve worked in this library for sixteen years. You have a master’s in library science. I feel new. Powerless. But then you clear your throat—­I’m not without power—­and I turn and you make a peace sign and smile at me. Two minutes. I smile right back at you. Take your time.

    I know what you’re thinking—­What a nice guy, so patient—­and for the first time in months, I’m not annoyed at having to go out of my f***ing way to be nice, and patient. See, I don’t have a choice anymore. I have to be Mr. F***ing Good Guy. It’s the only way to ensure that I never fall prey to the American Injustice System ever again. I bet you don’t have experience with the AIJ. I, on the other hand, know all about the rigged game of Monopoly. I used my Get Out of Jail Free card—thanks, rich Quinns!—­but I was also naïve—­f*** off, rich Quinns—­and I’ll wait for you all day long because if even one person in this library perceived me as a threat . . . Well, I won’t take any chances.

    I play humble for you—­I do not check my phone—­and I watch you scratch your leg. You knew that you’d meet me in real life today and did you buy that skirt for me? Possibly. You’re older than me, bolder than me, like high school girls to my eighth-­grade boy and I see you in the nineties, trotting off the cover of Sassy magazine. You kept going, marching through time, waiting and not waiting for a good man to come along. And here I am now—­our timing is right—­and the Mothball is “reading” the Murakami and you glance at me—­See what I did there?—­and I nod.

    Yes, Mary Kay. I see you.

    You’re Mother of Books, stiff as a robot in a French maid costume—­your skirt really is a little short—­and you clutch your elbows while the Mothball turns pages as if you work on commission, as if you need him to borrow that book. You care about...
About the Author-
  • Caroline Kepnes is the author of You, Hidden Bodies, Providence, and numerous short stories. Her work has been translated into a multitude of languages and inspired a television series adaptation of You, currently on Netflix. Kepnes graduated from Brown University and previously worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and now lives in Los Angeles.
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  • Booklist

    February 1, 2021
    It's been five years since readers slipped into the dark and twisted psyche of Joe Goldberg, last seen in Los Angeles in Kepnes' Hidden Bodies (2016). Circumstances have forced Joe out of the City of Angels, and he's relocated to the idyllic Pacific Northwest town of Bainbridge to start over. For Joe this means finding a new focus for his obsession, and he's settled his attentions on Mary Kay DiMarco, the flirtatious manager at the library where Joe has been volunteering. Joe turns on the charm and slips into Mary Kay's life, but his hopes of winning her over are turned upside down when he discovers a big secret she's been keeping from him. Kepnes' series continues to be a sly, subversive exploration of what people choose to reveal and what they hide in their relationships, and just how difficult it is to truly know another person. That Kepnes manages to limn such heady subjects in such a compulsively readable way while serving up twists aplenty is the reason the series still feels fresh three books in. With the Netflix show, You, based on Joe's exploits and set to return for a third season, there's never been a better time to get acquainted with Kepnes' dangerously appealing leading man.

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  • Kirkus

    March 15, 2021
    Joe Goldberg is back, once again consumed with thoughts about a woman who loves books. Forced to abandon his son to his deranged ex-girlfriend Love Quinn, Joe lands on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. He begins volunteering at the local library, where he quickly becomes entangled in the life of librarian Mary Kay DiMarco, mom to Nomi, a teenager whose favorite book is Columbine. Because Joe has top-notch stalking skills, he and Mary Kay are quickly more than work spouses, and Mary Kay introduces Joe to her closest friends: Seamus, a Crossfit proselytizer who hopes to date Mary Kay himself, and Melanda, a high school teacher so close to Mary Kay that she practically co-parents Nomi. Neither of them much likes Joe, whom they see as an interloper. As Joe pursues Mary Kay, Kepnes employs techniques from Joe's earlier adventures, including having him imprison characters who threaten his romantic overtures in a special, nearly soundproof room--this time the so-called Whisper Room is in his basement. While using so many cliffhangers at the ends of chapters helps generate excitement (and it will be helpful for the Netflix series), too often these surprises come out of nowhere, introducing a character, for example, who has not even been foreshadowed. Of course, telling the story in Joe's voice, addressed to "you"--in this case Mary Kay--is the signature of the series, but Joe's head is an uncomfortable place to be, particularly when he reduces women to faux feminist caricatures or contemplates homicide. The most compelling plot twists come from the women characters, and as Joe's past comes back to wreak havoc on his new love affair, Mary Kay herself throws Joe some unexpected curveballs. Part stalker romance, part thriller, the arc of this story is a bit blurry, but fans of the You series will be delighted.

    COPYRIGHT(2021) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • Library Journal

    Starred review from April 9, 2021

    In this third installment of Kepnes's popular "You" series (following Providence), serial killer and bookseller Joe Goldberg is released and exonerated after serving several months in prison in Los Angeles. Love Quinn gave birth to Joe's son during his incarceration, and now her family pays Joe $4 million to remove himself from their lives forever. Joe relocates to the small town of Bainbridge Island, WA, a venue inspired by a Debbie Macomber novel. He purchases a home on the water, complete with a soundproof "Whisper Room," and sets his sights on someone new. Joe's latest obsession is librarian Mary Kay DiMarco, branch manager of the local library. In typical Goldberg fashion, he orchestrates an elaborate plan to infiltrate Mary Kay's life and won't let any obstacles deter him from his goal. Joe learns that even a stalker can be stalked, and finds himself on the unpleasant end of the equation. VERDICT Fans of the series will want to read this book in one sitting. It's wickedly full of twists, turns, and a dizzying array of pop culture references and witticisms.--Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights

    Copyright 2021 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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