Today I’m reviewing the chilling “Copycat”, by Alex Lake.
About the book:
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…
Thanks to Sarah Havenant’s old friend getting in touch, she discovers there is a second, fake Facebook profile also in her name with pictures of her and her family. It is also creepily accurate. But there’s more. Soon she knows she is being stalked. Who is behind it? And what do they want?
The book is written in three parts, and from two distinctive viewpoints within each part. You get both Sarah’s viewpoint and the stalker’s view.
Oh my goodness. This book gets more and more creepy as it goes on. Sarah quickly unravels, and the chapters get shorter and shorter as the tension racks up. I could feel my heart racing and I just kept wanting to get back into the story.
All this being said, I did find the first third of the book to be a bit slow paced, but that is to be expected as that is really the setup of the story. I also found at times I had to suspend my disbelief.
I don’t want to say too much more, except that I highly recommend it, and look forward to reading more by Alex Lake!
This was book 17 of my 20 books of summer challenge. *With thanks to the author and publisher for my copy through NetGalley*
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