Life & Books: YOU and HIDDEN BODIES


My favorite book of 2015 was YOU by Caroline Kepnes. Why did I love it? It was different than anything I’ve ever read. Joe the main character isn’t a good guy. He’s a bad guy. But there’s just something about him. Something compelling and almost redeeming. Maybe it’s because Caroline Kepnes writes Joe from such a deep point of view that I understand why he does all the awful things he does.

So when HIDDEN BODIES by Caroline Kepnes came out–I just had to read it too! And I loved it even more than YOU! I suspect it’s going to be my favorite book of 2016!

On this week’s edition of Life & Books, me and Brinda Berry discuss some of why we loved YOU and HIDDEN BODIES. And why you might love them too!

(If you receive the email publication of this blog–there’s a video here. You may need to stop by the actual blog to see it)

While you’re here be sure to stop by my Cover Reveal for RACE THE DARKNESS!

For further entries in our Life & Books Series check out these posts.

Life & Books: When Characters Surprise Their Writers

Life & Books: Brinda Berry Builds a Character

Life & Books: Abbie Roads Builds a Character

Abbie Roads writes dark emotional novels featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… After torturing them for three hundred pages. Her first novel RACE THE DARKNESS is available for Pre-Order:



About the author: abbieroads