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Caroline Kepnes has crafted a masterful mystery/thriller with a touch-o-romance, a smidgen of science fiction, combined with an homage to H.P. Lovecraft. She has paired engaging characters with a unique plot.
I love it when an author can pull me in with their characters. Kepnes’ story shifted between three characters’ points of view. Jon, Chloe and Eggs were exceptional, and I was captivated by each of their stories. Having the three perspectives made things interesting and frustrating at the same time. The story was a comedy of errors of sorts. As the reader, I knew the solutions to each of their problems, but had no way of helping my newfound friends.
Despite the Lovecraft references here, there and everywhere, there was little in the way of a true horror aspect to the story. It did give me more of a desire to read Lovecraft. Yes, that’s right, I have not read any Lovecraft, it’s on my bucket list. Kepnes illuminated the cult following that has built up around the author, she made me question what I may be missing.
For me, Providence became a story of what would you do to protect the ones you love. How much would you suffer to make them happy and safe? The story was unique and well worked out. I’ll definitely be reading more from Kepnes in the future.