Providence: A Novel

By Caroline Kepnes
Read by MacLeod Andrews , Emily Rankin , and Paul Michael

12.72 Hours 06/19/2018 unabridged
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A journey of two best friends that is part love story, part detective story, and part supernatural thriller, from the acclaimed author of You, whose work Stephen King describes as “hypnotic and totally original” Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other and their intense connection. But just when Jon is ready to confess the depth of his feelings, he’s kidnapped by his substitute teacher, a discredited scientist who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity. After four years in captivity, Jon finally escapes, only to discover that he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to Providence to protect Chloe while he searches for answers. Across town from Jon, Detective Charles “Eggs” DeBenedictus is fascinated by a series of strange deaths—young, healthy people whose hearts just … stop. Convinced these deaths are a series of connected, vigilante killings, he jeopardizes his job and already strained marriage to uncover the truth. With heart, insight, and a keen eye on human frailty, Kepnes whisks us on a journey through New England and crashes these characters’ lives together in the most unexpected ways, exploring the complex relationship between the powerful and the powerless, love and identity, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two.

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Summary

Summary

A journey of two best friends that is part love story, part detective story, and part supernatural thriller, from the acclaimed author of You, whose work Stephen King describes as “hypnotic and totally original”

Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other and their intense connection. But just when Jon is ready to confess the depth of his feelings, he’s kidnapped by his substitute teacher, a discredited scientist who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity.

After four years in captivity, Jon finally escapes, only to discover that he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to Providence to protect Chloe while he searches for answers. Across town from Jon, Detective Charles “Eggs” DeBenedictus is fascinated by a series of strange deaths—young, healthy people whose hearts just … stop. Convinced these deaths are a series of connected, vigilante killings, he jeopardizes his job and already strained marriage to uncover the truth.

With heart, insight, and a keen eye on human frailty, Kepnes whisks us on a journey through New England and crashes these characters’ lives together in the most unexpected ways, exploring the complex relationship between the powerful and the powerless, love and identity, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

There is something for every reader in these pages—thrills, chills, and a complex love story. Kepnes is a writer to add to your must-read pile. Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of I Know a Secret
A compulsively readable novel about the complexity of love, relationships, and the monsters we allow ourselves to become . . . Plus I have a new favorite character, named Eggs. Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World
Kepnes, in her unique style, has stretched and reimagined what a paranormal thriller can be. . . . Creepy and entertaining. Iain Reid, bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Romantic, thrilling, and thoughtful in its examination of power, love, and goodness, Providence will haunt readers long after they’ve finished reading, and they’ll be better for it. Andrea Dunlop, author of Losing the Light and She Regrets Nothing
An artist, a mutated vigilante, a charming hunter, a sickly detective, and a literary lunatic: Caroline Kepnes brings them together in this propulsive and original story. It kept me up at night, scared and thinking. E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of Genuine Fraud and We Were Liars
The infinite talent of Caroline Kepnes shines through every page of this extraordinary tale. Providence is sure to be one of the best thrillers of the year. Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
“An artist, a mutated vigilante, a charming hunter, a sickly detective, and a literary lunatic: Caroline Kepnes brings them together in this propulsive and original story. It kept me up at night, scared and thinking.” E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author
“There is something for every reader in these pages—thrills, chills, and a complex love story. Kepnes is a writer to add to your must-read pile.” Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
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
“Tender, magical, and eerie…Sure to be one of the best thrillers of the year…Caroline Kepnes’ infinite talent shines through.” Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Caroline Kepnes

Caroline Kepnes is an author whose first novel You was shortlisted for a CWA New Blood Award. She is a former journalist covering pop culture for Entertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat, Teen Machine, E! Online, and Yahoo! TV. She has also written for television shows, including 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She earned a BA in American civilization at Brown University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 12.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English