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Book Review: Watch Me, by Angela Clarke. (Social Media Murders #2).

01 May
Book Review: Watch Me, by Angela Clarke. (Social Media Murders #2).

Thank you to Joanne at MyChestnutReadingTree and Avon Books for my copy of his book which I won in their competition. I really really wanted to read this book, as I had so enjoyed the prequel to it ‘Follow Me’ which I reviewed HERE! (Follow Me, Book Review)

I gave ‘Follow Me’ 5 stars on Goodreads, and I will be doing exactly the same for ‘Watch me’. As social media murder books they are brilliant. 

Although ‘Watch Me’ can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading ‘Follow Me’ first as its amazing. 

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Description:

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.

watch mePublished November 3rd 2016 by Avon

 

My Thoughts:

My anticipation for ‘Watch Me’ was very high, as I had enjoyed ‘Follow Me’ so much. If you haven’t read ‘Follow Me’, it is the first social media murder book from the very talented Angela Clarke. The social media in the first book was Twitter, which I know and use regularly. The second book ‘Watch Me’, uses Snapchat, which I knew very little about. This didn’t matter as the police force trying to find the criminal didn’t know about snapchat either, so we learnt together, with lots of help from Freddie Venton.

Freddie is a brilliantly developed character, she isn’t part of the force but Nasreen wants her advice on this case, as Freddie is so good with technology and social media. We see the relationship progress between Nasreen and Freddie in the most natural, but complex way and we see the changes in both girls as they find themselves so engrossed in the case of  trying to save the life of the latest victim. 

The police and medical knowledge that Clarke has spoken about in the book has clearly been very researched to get it exactly right, and I have learnt things from this book, while also being taken on a thrilling ride full of twists and fast paced action.

I have to admit the last book ‘Follow Me’, made me suspicious of the wrong people, and I was grateful to be wrong in who I thought was the criminal. I think it shows the sign of a very talented writer in that I can suspect characters and when the true criminal comes to light, it totally makes sense.

The time line in this novel was amazing, it made me want to read faster and turn the pages to match their 24 hours. (Life gets in the way and I can’t read a book in a day, but I loved that the timing was realistic in the way they did things).

When I finished the book I visited Angela Clarke’s Twitter page and almost did a whoop outloud as I saw that there was a third social media murder on the way. My expections are sky high for the next dose of Freddie and Nasreen. Thank you Angela Clarke for sharing your incredibly imaginative mind with us. I loved ‘Watch Me’ and can’t wait for Trust Me. (released in June 2017).

 

 

Links:

Goodreads

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

Twitter/@TheAngelaClarke

angelaclarke.co.uk

 

 

 

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8 Comments

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Books

 

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8 responses to “Book Review: Watch Me, by Angela Clarke. (Social Media Murders #2).

  1. Donna | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    May 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Snapchat is a mystery to me, I never understood the need for 5 sec pictures. OMG the idea of following the book’s 24 hours is so good! I wouldn’t be able to make it happen but it’s very tempting! Brilliant review, Amanda! I really need to read both books soon, they have all I love!

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      It was a mystery to me too, and after reading this I still have no desire to use the app. It is a weird idea to see a picture for seconds, and probably conducive to sending photos that would be considered inappropriate. Hence the theme of the book. Thanks for the compliments and comments. xx

       
  2. Tracy Thomas

    May 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    This sounds pretty good! I don’t allow my teenage daughter to use Snapchat, have heard some disgusting stories about it.

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      This book will make her never ever be allowed to use it! A great read though. Thanks for the follow and comments. 😊

       
  3. Analee @ Book Snacks

    May 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Oh wow this sounds amazing!! Definitely going to have to check this out. ❤

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      It really is. I have just requested the next book from netgalley, so fingers crossed I get accepted for it.

       
  4. chocolatechipcookies1988

    May 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Wow, this book sounds interesting! I think I should buy this book if it is available here in Sri Lanka!

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 27, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      I definitely recommend it. I hope it is available in your country. Thanks for visiting.

       

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