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Book Review: Trust Me by Angela Clarke.

Book Review: Trust Me by Angela Clarke.

Thank you to publishers Avon and to Netgalley for my copy of Trust Me by Angela Clarke. I have read and loved the previous 2 books in the social media murder series, so I was already booked in to be reading the third instalment. (It is not necessary to read the previous two but always better too of course). I really enjoyed Follow Me, and Watch Me. So, Trust Me was expected by me to be an exciting read.

Description:

What do you do if you witness a murder…but no-one believes you?

When Kate sees a horrific murder streamed live on her laptop, she calls the police in a state of shock. But when they arrive, the video has disappeared – and she can’t prove anything. Desperate to be believed, Kate tries to find out who the girl in the video could be – and who her killer is.

Freddie and Nas are working on a missing persons case, but tensions in the police force are running high and time is ticking. When Kate contacts them, they are the only ones to listen and they start to wonder – are the two cases connected?
Dark, gripping, and flawlessly paced, Trust Me is the brilliant third novel in the hugely popular social media murderer series.

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Published June 15th 2017 by Avon

My Thoughts:

After reading the previous two books in this series, I was really looking forward to seeing what the two main characters Nas and Freddie had been up to. This is a brilliant series. My favourite was the very first one ‘Follow Me’. Probably the reason for that though, is that I use Twitter, which is the type of social media used in this book. The second book, ‘Watch Me’ uses Snap Chat – which I don’t know much about, and the third, this one ‘Trust Me’ uses Periscope which I know even less about. However, the books are so current in the way it talks about social media, it is an addictive read. So, this mixed in with crimes, murders and great characters makes Angela Clarke’s books one of my much anticipated reads.

‘Trust Me’ did not disappoint, and I loved catching up with Nas and Freddie. After they are told about a murder that was live streamed on the internet, the case was one that could easily be dismissed as ‘a vivid imagination’ from a single woman. The video of a vicious attack that Kate saw is no longer there, so no proof exists except what Kate says she saw. Do Freddie and Nas believe her, should they investigate further?

There is also a missing person investigation going on, and we are taken along on the journey with Nas and Freddie while they try to figure out what is going on, who the criminals might be, and if there are any victims that can be saved. The story is set in London, and the description of estates, run down areas and gangs make the plot come alive as we fear for the victims and also for Freddie and Nas at points.

The relationship and stark differences between Nas and Freddie is a huge part of what makes these books so addictive. In some ways, I wonder how they can be friends and in other parts they work amazingly as a team. Freddie’s impulsiveness, unpredictability and intuition make her one of the most interesting characters I know. Whereas Nas is uptight and a stickler for rules (most of the time 😉 ). But both are strong female lead characters to love.

The Social Media Murder series is one of my favourite crime series. The Author writes believable, current and frankly scary plots. The books should make the reader consider how much of their lives are online. But then the reader could get so engrossed in the plot, characters, relationships and crimes that we are taken into the world of Nas and Freddie, so we forget about our online lives and are living in the pages of Angela Clarke’s words.

Links:

www.angelaclarke.co.uk

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Amazon.co.uk

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Twitter – @TheAngelaClarke

 
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