Copycat is published by Harper Collins on 7th September 2017 and is available to buy here
The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of After Anna and Killing Kate.
Imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery…
Which Sarah Havenant is you?
When an old friend gets in touch, Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other, she has never seen.
But everything in it is accurate. Photos of her friends, her husband, her kids. Photos from the day before. Photos of her new kitchen. Photos taken inside her house.
And this is just the beginning. Because whoever has set up the second profile has been waiting for Sarah to find it. And now that she has, her life will no longer be her own…
Copycat is a super story about revenge. It is the latest psychological thriller from Alex Lake. This is a story that I had fun with, even though it was another one that I guessed whodunnit early on. You can’t beat a good pyscho at work!
We meet the woman who has it all. Sarah has three children, a British husband and works as a GP (family doctor) in a lovely part of the States. Her perfect life starts to disintegrate. Someone has an identical Facebook profile to hers. Sarah realises this, but doesn’t see the full picture for a while. Slowly it appears that someone has an obsession with her. Someone knows her life inside out. She has a stalker. Someone sick is impersonating her online. Things escalate, as the stalker amps up the pressure. Sarah’s marriage becomes rocky. Her friendships suffer. People around her become suspicious. Dodgy emails. Alarming messages sent by Sarah. Odd parcels of books. Has Sarah completely lost the plot? Or is something more sinister afoot?
This book is a warning. Think about what you share with the online world. The more information that you make available online, the easier it is for it to be abused. We all may not have pyschotic stalkers about to pounce. But you never know …
I love it, when we see the drip drip effect. The slow torture of a likeable character. It was all done incredibly well. Poor Sarah. She really suffers. The vicious campaign against her triggers panic attacks and anxiety. Those panic attacks were very realistic, in their portrayal. Her life goes down hill fast. Even her husband turns against her. She becomes isolated. Yet she cannot work what out who might be responsible. All very thrilling!
Definitely one to rush to the shops for, if you like to see a character really suffer. It was all very entertaining, with the pace just right! You may find yourself shaking your head slightly at Sarah. She is a bit dim. Remember to change your internet settings, guys. That is the moral of the story. Danger may be lurking. Fabulous stuff!
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