You Asked Is You the same as Hidden Bodies?

Written by Caroline Kepnes and first released in January 2016, Hidden Bodies is the follow up novel to You and the inspiration behind the second season of the Netflix show. And, er, it’s safe to say it’s faiiiirly different in storyline to the TV adaptation.

How many books of Hidden Bodies are there?

Currently, there are three books in the You thriller series: You, Hidden Bodies, and the recently released You Love Me, which hit shelves on April 1, 2021.

What happens in Hidden Bodies?

In the book, Candace is definitely dead. Joe drowned her at some point before You begins. The girl that appears at the end is Amy, who becomes his love interest in the beginning of Hidden Bodies. Beck is dead, and their shared therapist has been arrested for her murder.

Is there a third book after Hidden Bodies?

Kepnes tells Rolling Stone that she’s writing books three and four of the thriller series for Random House, following 2016’s sequel Hidden Bodies. Books one and two inspired the first two seasons of TV show You, which stars Penn Badgley as Goldberg.

Is Love a hidden body?

Love is an actress, who bumps into Joe in Soho House. In Hidden Bodies it is Joe who murders Delilah, not Love. There’s no twist ending that Love is a serial killer in the book.

What happens to Love in Hidden Bodies?

The Love twist

In Hidden Bodies, she did accept Joe for who he was, and to prove her loyalty to him, she retrieved the mug of urine he left at Peach Salinger’s house. She was okay with his murderous tendencies, but she didn’t share them. The show took it a step further, making Love just as twisty as Joe.

How did Hidden Bodies end?

The book ends with Joe in jail, with evidence mounting against him that he really and truly is a serial killer. Yet all he thinks about is how he’ll be free soon, and soon he’ll see the face of Love and his new baby girl.

What book is You based on?

The short answer is yes, the show is based on a series of novels by Caroline Kepnes, whose first book, You, was originally published back in 2014. Kepnes has released three novels in the series so far, with the original followed up by Hidden Bodies in 2016 and You Love Me in 2021.

Will there be a 4th You?

Good news for us, bad news for Joe Goldberg’s body count: You is returning for a fourth season on Netflix. Just days before the third season of the hit psychological thriller hit viewers’ queues in October 2021, the streaming giant announced that You would be back for season 4.

Is Love a killer in the books?

Love isn’t a murderer

In the book, Love never kills anyone. Joe kills Candace and Delilah himself, Forty’s au pair isn’t murdered, and Love’s first husband, James, dies in a surfing accident.

How was Beck murdered in You?

Guinevere Beck

While imprisoned, Beck tried to outsmart Joe by suggesting Dr. Nicky (John Stamos) be the scapegoat for his crimes, empathizing with him and being grateful for his machinations. He was lured into the cage, giving her time to call for help. However, Joe quickly escaped and killed her.

Is Caroline Kepnes writing a fourth book?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kepnes said a fourth book is in the works. This is obviously great news for fans of the hit Netflix series and the book series.

Is there a 4th You book?

A third and fourth book in the psychological thriller series You are on the way from author Caroline Kepnes and publisher Random House. The third book will see Joe (played by Penn Badgley in the Lifetime TV adaptation) move to the Pacific Northwest with a plan to become a family man in his own unique way.

Why did Joe move to LA in You?

Given all of this, Joe concludes he has no choice: He must flee his vengeful ex and swear off love. So he moves to what he decides is the least romantic city in the United States: Los Angeles. Like many a wandering soul new to L.A. before him, Joe uses this move as an opportunity to reinvent himself.

What happens to love in the book?

Love was never actually a murderer in the book
Joe kills Delilah instead
. In the end, Love then finds out about Joe’s crimes (killing Beck, Peach and everyone else) and accepts him for who he is. She tells him she is pregnant and that’s that. Murder is not a dealbreaker for this lady!

Will Joe ever get caught?

Yes, Joe and Love get caught by the end of You season 3, but things take a rather unexpected turn. Sherry and Cary Conrad – a mum influencer and a human Ken doll – find out that Love murdered Natalie, their neighbour who Joe started having feeling for, after joining the serial killers’ home to have sex.

Does Joe Go to jail in Hidden Bodies?

Unfortunately, Love’s heroics weren’t enough to save Joe, who ended Hidden Bodies in a jail cell awaiting trial for the murders of Beck and Peach. Outside, Love was pregnant with his child, and had convinced her wealthy family to pony up for Joe’s legal fees.

Is the book You different from the show?

While Netflix’s YOU brought the characters and thrill to life, some adaptations were different from the book series it was based on. Netflix’s YOU, like many adaptations, differs from its source material in a myriad of ways, which is true of any property coming from the written word.

How does Joe get caught in the books?

In the break between what we saw in season two and season three starting in the show, whilst Love is pregnant, Joe is arrested. Back in season one and the first book, Joe is stopped by a police officer during a car accident he has on the way to Peach’s house. At that point, he gave a false name.

What happens to Joe in the books?

After faking his death, he moves to Paris to start fresh and with the hopes of finding Marienne and her daughter. At the end of the third book, however, Joe doesn’t leave the country. Joe runs away to Florida and opens a bookstore of his own.

What did Love do with the bodies?

Love uses the bottle to slit Candace’s throat. This is more or less the same way she’d previously killed the au pair who was hooking up with her brother, Forty, when they were kids. Later, Love takes Candace’s body to Anavrin where she presumably disposes of it.

Why is Joe sending Ellie money?

Consequently, sending Ellie money is his way of clearing his conscience, as well, of course, as satisfying Joe’s need to protect women, which he no longer believes Love can provide, given her volatility and wilfulness.

How old is Joe?

RANKING OF YOU CHARACTERS’ HEIGHTS, WEIGHTS, AND AGES

Rank Characters Age
6 Joe Goldberg ~28 years old
7 Ethan Russell ~27 years old
Guinevere Beck ~26 years old
8 Peach Salinger ~26 years old

Is You season 3 based on You Love Me?

Season 3 of Netflix’s You is loosely based on You Love Me, Book #3 in Caroline Kepnes’s You thriller series. This season deviates pretty significantly from the book, mostly cherry picking some details to toss into the show as opposed to being a straight adaptation of it.