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Providence

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"A dark beauty of a book, Providence kept me up at night with characters that made my heart a little bigger."-Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive

"Part love story, part supernatural thriller and completely engrossing" (People)-from the acclaimed author of You, whose work Stephen King describes as "hypnotic and totally original"

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed.

Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off . . . until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers that pose a grave threat to everyone he cares for. Afraid of hurting Chloe, Jon runs away, embarking on a journey for answers.

Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, healthy college students and townies with no connection to one another are suddenly, inexplicably dropping dead. A troubled detective prone to unexplainable hunches, Charles "Eggs" DeBenedictus suspects there's a serial killer at work. But when he starts asking questions, Eggs is plunged into a whodunit worthy of his most outlandish obsessions.

In this dazzling new novel-and with an intense, mesmerizing voice-Caroline Kepnes makes keen and powerful observations about human connection and how love and identity can dangerously blur together.

Praise for Providence

"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

"Caroline Kepnes is cool right this minute. . . . [Providence is] terrifically conceived and executed. . . . Kepnes has an exhilarating, poppy, unexpected voice."-The New York Times Book Review

"An addictive horror-tinged romance that'll keep you guessing."-Entertainment Weekly
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 19.06.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-399-59143-3
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Maße (L/B/H) 24,4/15,9/4 cm
Gewicht 618 g
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
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Providence
von Miss.mesmerized am 10.11.2018

13-year-old Jon Bronson only has one friend: Chloe. She is the only one he confides in and shares his dreams with. The other kids torture him that?s why he takes the long way to school. Until one morning when he is kidnapped in the woods. With Jon gone, the... 13-year-old Jon Bronson only has one friend: Chloe. She is the only one he confides in and shares his dreams with. The other kids torture him that?s why he takes the long way to school. Until one morning when he is kidnapped in the woods. With Jon gone, the world seems to stop for Chloe. She knows that one day he will return. Four years later, Jon wakes up in a mall. He doesn?t remember what happened in the time he was gone, only that his former teacher Roger Blair was to one to kidnap him. But something has changed, even though Jon cannot really say what it is. In his presence, strange things start to happen: spontaneous nose bleeds and people passing out. Since he has become a serious threat to others, Jon withdraws from to world to figure out what this evil teacher did to him in those ominous four years of absence. ?Providence? is labelled a thriller, unfortunately, I didn?t really find any thrill in it. For me, it was first and foremost a kind of love story and some supernatural or sci-fi added that did not really make sense to me. I really liked the beginning of the novel. Jon is a bit strange, but a likeable, intelligent boy. The fact that he is bullied by his classmates just raises more compassion for him. When he is abducted and we only get Chloe?s grief for the loss, the novel even becomes quite gloomy and admittedly, I really despised the adults who were absolutely ignorant about the girl?s loss. Jon?s return is a real mystery, there is an inexplicable aura surrounding him which is hard to grab and explain. Then, unfortunately, the novel becomes quite lengthy. It?s a kind of hunt for the kidnapper without real progress. Added to Jon and Chloe is an elderly detective with a ?gut-feeling? who is chasing ghosts, too. In the end, there was some kind of solution that I couldn?t really believe.