The role of Google in committing murder and finding true love

Hidden BodiesWhen Lena Dunham proclaims “I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it” about a book, we listen. So, when she raved about Hidden Bodies, going on to say that “The plot may be twisty and scintillating, but it’s Kepnes’ wit and style that keep you coming back,” we had to know, just how did author Caroline Kepnes come up with such a dazzling plot for her new book?

The answer: Google searches that could get her into some serious hot water.

Hidden Bodies marks the return of Joe Goldberg, whom you came to love in Caroline’s critically acclaimed debut, You.YOU A NOVEL

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. But can he?

Kepnes shared a glimpse into the creation of your favorite neighborhood killer by giving her Google search list to PopSugar…and we couldn’t wait to share it! Here’s just a taste, along with Caroline’s notes…

champagne tub infection

I blame Rich Kids of Instagram for this particular search.

bag that could fit a person that isn’t a body bag

Because my duffel bag could not fit a body. Not a big one, anyway.

what you gonna do when you get out of jail i’m gonna have some fun lyrics

I was like, is that really how it goes? Did I make this up in my head? No, I did not. That’s really how it goes. So different from Tupac, that Tom Tom Club.

You can read the rest of Kepnes’s Google search list at PopSugar here.

Can’t wait to read Hidden Bodies? You’re in luck–we have three copies to give away! To enter for a chance to win, just tell us in the comments what your weirdest Google search has been (or, if you’re bashful, the weirdest suggestion Google has ever made for you).

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Hidden Bodies

Hidden Bodies

Caroline Kepnes

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.

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Hidden Bodies

Hidden Bodies

Caroline Kepnes

Through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit. Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don't always stay that way.

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  1. I absolutely love these books! Caroline is an amazing author and Joe is…well…Joe.

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