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You Love Me
A You Novel
By (author): Caroline Kepnes
9780593133781 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense Apr 06, 2021
$37.00 CAD
Active 6.31 x 9.53 x 1.33 in | 1.38 lb 400 pages Random House
The highly anticipated new thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s hit You series, now a blockbuster Netflix show…

Joe Goldberg is back. And he’s going to start a family—even if it kills him.


Joe Goldberg is done with cities, 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 Kaye 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 Kaye will do the right thing and make room for him.

Story Locale: Bainbridge Island, Washington

TELEVISION ADAPTATION OF YOU ON NETFLIX: Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural) created You, starring Penn Badgley, which has been a critical and commercial success for Netflix with over 40 MILLION VIEWERS. The second season, based on Hidden Bodies, is “a dark delight…a momentous, darkly spun treat” (Vulture). Season 3 is coming in 2021 with Caroline consulting.

NETFLIX YOU SEASON 3 WILL BE LOOSELY INSPIRED BY THIS BOOK though does not follow the plot exactly, same with Seasons 1 & 2 and Books 1 & 2

BESTSELLER LISTS: You hit #5 on the New York Times paperback list five years after publication. You and Hidden Bodies were on the USA Today bestseller list for three weeks of January 2020. Providence hit #13 on the LA Times hardcover fiction list.

SALES: You and Hidden Bodies have sold over 400k and 165k copies respectively.

A BIG TIME FOR BOOKS ON THE SCREEN: TV shows have renewed interest in their source materials, resulting in huge sales. For example, Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere, Bird Box, and Outlander.

READERS ARE WAITING for a third novel featuring Joe Goldberg. There are cameos from previous books for existing fans but THIS CAN ALSO BE READ AS A STANDALONE.

INCREDIBLE REVIEWS AND “BEST-OF” LISTS: “[You is] hypnotic and scary…I never read anything quite like it” (Stephen King). EW, People, and USA Today praised the novel.

PRAISE FOR PROVIDENCE: Kepnes’s first standalone novel, Providence, was named a best book of the year by Real Simple. The New York Times Book Review wrote, “Caroline Kepnes is cool right this minute.” It was included on “Best of” roundups from Real Simple, The New York Post, and Refinery29 and was a summer reads pick from Jimmy Fallon and the New York Times.

Kepnes was a TELEVISION WRITER for shows like 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, as well as a POP CULTURE JOURNALIST for Entertainment Weekly and other publications.

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.

Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Author Hometown: Cape Cod, MA

Marketing: Tie-in with You Season 3

Influencer campaign with actors from the show and Caroline’s contacts

Pre-pub buzz building campaign

Online marketing

Preorder campaign

Social media campaign

Targeted email marketing

Bookstagram influencer campaign

National advertising campaign

Random House e-newsletters and websites

Book club outreach

Reading group guide online

Library outreach



Publicity: National media attention

National/local review and feature print attention

National/local radio attention

Online review and feature attention

NPR campaign

Local author promotion: Los Angeles

Social Media Campaign

Targeted blogger outreach

Book & author festival outreach



Author Website: carolinekepnes.com/author/

“I will read anything Caroline Kepnes writes. She’s one of the smartest, most insightful writers out there with a true gift for crafting flawed, complicated characters that force us to reckon with our own flaws and complications. Joe’s back (and so are all the reasons you love to hate him), but in You Love Me, Caroline delves even deeper. She subverts our idea of who Joe is and who he can be. In so doing, she forces the reader to ask themselves, Can Joe change? Can anyone ever really change?”—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Is Also a Star

“Caroline Kepnes is that peerless author who makes me laugh and glance over my shoulder on the very same page. Thank the reading gods that Joe Goldberg is back and just as seductive, dangerous, and witty as ever.”—Jessica KnollNew York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive

“I absolutely loved it. It’s completely addictive, razor-sharp writing from Kepnes. Internet creeping at its most darkly humorous. Joe’s back, and this time it’s definitely real love.”—Catherine Steadman, New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water

“Caroline Kepnes’s original magic trick was getting readers to root for the murderous Joe Goldberg; now, in You Love Me, her mastery deepens in making readers love him. Filled with her signature wit, incisive social commentary, and pathos, this is Kepnes’s best yet.”—Andrea Dunlop, author of We Came Here to Forget

“A strange delight …Series fans will eat this up.”Publishers Weekly

“Kepnes’s 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…. There’s never been a better time to get acquainted with Kepnes’s dangerously appealing leading man.”Booklist
(starred review)

“[Caroline] Kepnes’s savage takedowns of pretentious blowhards continue to make Joe a more culturally aware Dexter, or perhaps a more romantic and humorous Hannibal, as he pillories the bad taste of his rivals and victims.”LitHub

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