Wow! Where to begin with this one? There is so much to say about this wonderful book. The cover caught my eye, but Caroline Kepnes’ prose kept me interested. Caroline Kepnes has a distinct voice. She also gives each of her characters unique voices, which is rare and refreshing. This is my first time reading Caroline Kepnes, but it won’t be my last.
I haven’t read H.P. Lovecraft, but I will now. PROVIDENCE is a classic supernatural love story. Jon and Chloe are best friends. Jon wants to confess his feelings to Chloe, but he is kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity. Chloe still thinks about Jon often.
When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. So, he runs away to protect Chloe and find his new identity. To me, this is when the story takes off. I’ll stop there because I don’t want to spoil anything.
Caroline Kepnes can write. Her characters have tons of depth. Caroline has built a world that I would like to revisit sooner rather than later. The supporting characters are just as important to the story as the main characters. The ending will knock your socks off.
If you like horror and thrillers, then you will like this book! PROVIDENCE is one of the best books that I’ve ever read.
5/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐