Caroline Kepnes to explore 'the murky territory of co-dependency and love' in third You book
Caroline Kepnes has told how she will be exploring "the murky territory of co-dependency and love" in the third You book.
Following the release of You in 2014 and Hidden Bodies in 2016, the author has been working on the third instalment in the You series - and it sounds like it's going to be the best one yet.
Hidden Bodies follows Joe Goldberg after he moves to Los Angeles, determined to get a fresh start after what happened in New York. But that all changes in a darkened room in Soho House.
Love is like no one he's ever met before. She doesn't know about his past and never can. The problem is, hidden bodies don't always stay that way.
Especially when it comes to Joe.
The rest of this story contains spoilers for the end of Hidden Bodies and season two of You.
The author told Her that the third book is going to be exploring "the murky territory of co-dependency and love" as Joe makes another big move.
"So, Hidden Bodies ended—spoiler alert—with Joe in police custody, separated from Love, who is pregnant with their child. This is Joe’s actual happy place," she said.
"He thinks he’s gonna have a daughter, he loves this girl before she exists and she’s literally in a womb."
She added that much like the first two books, the setting of You 3 will be more of a character.
"This time around Joe moves somewhere he believes to be morally and geographically pristine, a place where no one ever gets murdered," she continued.
"He writes off his past troubles as a result of his living in New York and LA and he’s determined to be a good guy, which should be easy because he’s around good people, local saviours, bookworms. Well, it’s not easy. He has trouble in his love life. He’s frustrated with the American Injustice System because good guys like him always get the short end of the stick.
"So as Holly Hunter says inRaising Arizona, everything’s chaaaanged. And then again, he’s Joe. He’s not the best at personal growth, to say the least. Also, I wrote some songs for this book and one of them is stuck in my head. So hopefully it will be stuck in many heads soon and we can all commiserate."