Todays blog post is a little bit special as I have an AMAZING giveaway to celebrate being on the blog tour for Watch Me by Angela Clarke! But first let me tell you a little bit about this fabulous book…..
About this book…
YOU HAVE SIX SECONDS TO READ THIS MESSAGE…
The body of a 15-year-old is found hours after she sends a desperate message to her friends. It looks like suicide, until a second girl disappears.
This time, the message is sent directly to the Metropolitan Police – and an officer’s younger sister is missing.
DS Nasreen Cudmore and journalist Freddie Venton will stop at nothing to find her. But whoever’s behind the notes is playing a deadly game of hide and seek – and the clock is ticking.
YOU HAVE 24 HOURS TO SAVE THE GIRL’S LIFE.
MAKE THEM COUNT.
I love this series by Angela Clarke, its probably one of the most relevant to today’s world of technology where people live out their lives online, often without a thought that once it’s out there that’s it, forever sitting in a dark corner of if the internet! There have been many cases of “revenge porn” reported in the media recently, a crime that most people had never even heard of until a few years ago, but is now scarily very commonplace.
We are back in the company of Freddie and Nasreen, last seen hunting the hashtag killer back in Follow Me. Don’t worry if you havent read that book though as Watch Me works perfectly well as a standalone. This time Snapchat plays a huge role in bringing the crimes to the attention of the police. Nasreen is fighting a few personal battles but these need to be put on the back burner when a countdown timer begins-and its counting down the hours and minutes left to save the life of a young girl. And that certainly wracked up the tension as we watch Nas and Freddie dig deep to solve all the clues before its too late. All I can say is don’t start this book if you want a decent nights sleep! You will either be up most of the night just reading “one more chapter” or even if you do put it down, this plot will be swirling around your head making it impossible to relax. I think its the realism that makes it so scary, that crimes can become so accessible though social media. And Angela Clarke knows her stuff here, keeping her storyline fresh and current with her intense writing style and chapter cliffhangers. I had no idea where the plot was heading so just sat back and let it build up to that brilliantly gripping conclusion.
I really enjoyed this and can’t wait for another foray into the darkside of internet technology. These books are very of their time and I think readers of all ages will find them absolutely fascinating, I know I did! Definitely recommended by me!
Watch Me was published on 12th January by Avon Books and is available to purchase from Amazon UK here.
About the author and exclusive video…
Angela Clarke is an author, columnist and playwright. Her debut crime novel Follow Me (Avon) is out now. Watch Me is the second in the Social Media Murders Series.
Is Technology the Creepiest Thing in the World is an exclusive video from Angela Clarke over on YouTube so just click on the link and it will take you straight there.
Today’s giveaway is a signed copy of Julia Crouch’s Her Husband’s Lover – out in Trade Paperback, 26 Jan 2017.
She stole her husband – now she wants to steal her life. Can Louisa stop Sophie from ruining her life?
‘Psychological thrillers don’t come much better than this’
You can check out my review of Her Husband’s Lover by Julia Crouch here.
So to win a signed copy of Her Husband’s Lover PLUS a copy of Watch Me by Angela Clarke this is all you need to do!
Enter by retweeting my pinned tweet about this giveaway over on Twitter. If you don’t follow me already on Twitter I am @jocatrobertson.
I will pick a winner at random and will pass the winners name and address to Avon Books who will send the prize books out directly to the winner.
Please note that this giveaway is UK ONLY sorry.
Ends Sunday 29th January at midnight
Good luck everyone and if you’re not lucky this time make sure you follow the tour for a different book giveaway every day!