Providence by Caroline Kepnes is a character driven novel, each chapter is in the eyes of either of three characters. We have Jon a boy that was kidnapped and then his best friend and the life they lead and how they felt with Jon's disappearance. We also have Eggs a police officer or detective I can't recall which since I read this a month ago (to let the feelings sink in before talking about it).
The story takes place in many different places and times. We see the different characters grow and we either love them or hate them. I hated the two main characters and their relationship, it felt so fake and unreal. The relationships in Eggs life is much more interesting even if most of the relationship between his son isn't even really seen only talked about.
Caroline Kepnes has a good way of making you fall in love with characters who are making bad choices and I'm sure there are some characters in this novel you won't fall in love with, but it is a good read.
The novel starts up fast paced, but in the middle of the book it felt a bit slow and the main characters actions started to annoy me. I don't want to say to much about the story because I love to go into books a bit blind, but this book isn't revolutionary. Nothing really made me think back to this particular novel, but if your looking for a book that will hook you in the very first chapter this is it. Eggs made me want to keep reading the story and I wanted to know what the resolution would be to the main character's problem (which I didn't really enjoy in the end). There was a romance in this novel that I hated, but it drove the story. In the end I liked Eggs and hated the rest of the book. Well not really hated I just didn't enjoy the end result which again you have to pick up the book to know exactly what I mean.
I got a chance to read this book ahead of it's release date thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own. If you want to pick this book up for yourself it is available Tuesday June 19.