Sunday, 13 December 2015
Follow Me by Angela Clarke
Today, it's my turn on the final day of The Follow Me Blog Tour and I'm delighted that I was asked to participate with some great Book Bloggers so a HUGE thanks to Helena Sheffield from Avon Books and Netgalley, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review........
LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE
Freddy Venton is an unpaid reporter but would love nothing more than to be taken on and have a paid salary but currently has to make do with working in a coffee shop. She's quite addicted to social media (I've been guilty of this on numerous occasions, who isn't!??) She checks her phone first thing in the morning to see what she may have missed out on on her newsfeed the night before along with all of her other apps aswell as checking her apps last thing at night too. She bumps into Nasreen Cudmore, a childhood friend who is now a member of the police force and an ambitious one at that too but eight years ago these two young girls did something that was unforgivable. Now, police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this scheming, fame-crazed killer. The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Their account is gaining momentum every hour as the number of followers rises but so is the body count. But can they stay one step ahead of him or will it be too late? Can they escape their own past??
This is the first book by Angela Clarke and what a debut it was, I didn't just like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. There were a few twists in it, which I loved as I was convinced that I'd worked out who the killer was halfway through but I definitely wasn't expecting who I thought it was. There were parts in the book I could feel my heart thumping so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. We are all too familiar with social media, it's part of our daily lives, whether it's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Whatsapp, the threats and dangers that these can pose and the way some people can use them dangerously to their advantage which sometimes cause tension, rows and fallouts between friends and family. It really goes to show you that there can and are some crazed people on the internet these days and I'm sure we've all heard stories whether it be on the news or reported on social media. I am really looking forward to reading more from Angela Clarke and she definitely is an author to watch and I would HIGHLY recommend this book and especially if you're like me quite addicted to social media so don't say I never told you. I think I may have to check who my followers are in future just incase the "Hashtag Murder" may be following me...........
Follow me is available on Kindle from 3rd of December and will be available in all good bookstores from 31st December 2015.