- Barbara Copperthwaite
Review: FOLLOW ME, Angela Clarke
“Fast-paced, absorbing, unique, modern, and rockets along”
LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE
The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination.
But this is no virtual threat.
As the number of his followers rises, so does the body count.
Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable. Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer. But can they stay one step ahead of him? And can they escape their own past?
Time's running out. Everyone is following the #Murderer. But what if he is following you?
ONLINE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM …
If you want a painfully accurate police procedural type novel, don’t bother with this. It’s utter nonsense – but it’s brilliant utter nonsense! Suspend your disbelief, disengage your brain, and just enjoy the ride, because Follow Me is a great read.
Of course it would never happen. The police would never allow a young journalist to join their team. Of course someone actually employed by the police would know as much about Twitter as Freddie does, because its not the most complex thing in the world to grasp, is it? But it doesn’t matter. Because that’s all just an excuse for a unique idea that is really good fun to read. It’s fast-paced, absorbing, unique, modern, and rockets along to its punchy conclusion.
What’s more, I really loved the characters, and am very much hoping not to have seen the last of Nasreen and Freddie.