“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 …”
What a fantastic year this is turning out to be! Another wonderful book found it’s way onto my Kindle – what a story.
On the surface this book is about the hunt for a serial killer but I thought it was much more than that. It’s about friendship and the friends we have lost along the way. It made me think of my school age bestie who I haven’t seen for years and that’s the whole point of books isn’t it? To make you feel and to make you think.
Flighty, fun filled Freddie bumps into old school BFF Nasreen who is a straight-laced driven detective in the police force. Freddie desperately wants the magic of their friendship to return whilst Nas just wants to get on with the job and lose touch with Freddie once again. A secret bonds the two of them together, something they did during their teens.
And of course we have the hunt for a twisted evil serial killer who uses the internet and Twitter especially, to draw attention to their heinous crimes. It made me sad to think that we are more inclined to be looking down at our phones rather than where we are going! Very scary stuff indeed.
I didn’t see the whodunit coming (well, maybe it crossed my mind at one point but Clarke did an outstanding job of convincing me otherwise). Towards the end I was biting my nails without even realising I was doing it. A brilliant fast paced debut crime novel and I can’t wait to read the next instalment.
Four and a half stars out of five.