“Providence, a novel for the Stranger Things audience, is a fun and interesting blend of light fantasy and soft horror themes. I am a huge Lovecraft fan and devour fan fiction or books that reference Lovecraft, and author Caroline Kepnes does a nice job creating a weird and entertaining ride while explaining Lovecraft and The Dunwich Horror to those who may not be familiar. Overall, I found this book to be exactly what I needed: a nice escape from the confines of the horror genre. I’m also happy to see more female writers bringing their own voices to horror in new and interesting ways.”Guy Lopez, Vroman's Bookstore
“If you're looking for another You and another Joe, this is not that book. Instead, Kepnes has created a different type of masterpiece. John is an odd kid, not popular and unloved except by his parents and his friend, Chloe. Then he is kidnapped by a substitute picture. Years later, he is released. He slept through his imprisonment, but his body has grown big and strong, and his looks have gone from nerd to hunk. He also awakens with an awful power. Despite their strong connection, their love for one another, John has to run from Chloe. They both drift- her into her art, he into a lonely existence that doesn't allow for closeness. Meanwhile, we meet Eggs, a detective who is suspicious about several deaths of seemingly healthy young people having heart attacks. I felt so strongly for these characters, all with their terrible traumas and all that love that was going by unspent. The audiobook is particularly amazing. The tone reminded me a bit of Unbreakable meets Lovecraft, and it was surprising and wonderful.”Kate, Fountain Bookstore
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