Follow Me: Social Media Murder Series 1 by Angela Clarke

Follow Me by Angela ClarkeFollow Me

(Social Media Murders Series 1)

Publication Year: 2016


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?

Reviews of Follow Me 

‘[Clarke] really gets to what modern life is on the internet.’
‘An original idea’
‘Freddie is a magnificently monstrous character’

                                            Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4

‘Written in the sharpest style, the story races along, leaving the reader almost as breathless as the heroine – but there is a verve to it that is impossible to resist. A playwright and a screenwriter, Clarke is certainly someone to watch.’

                                                                         The Daily Mail

‘Slick and clever’

                        The Sun 

‘A very contemporary nightmare, delivered with panache’

                                                                   The Independent

‘Carke has made an appealing flawed female lead who’ll make immediate sense to readers who enjoyed Rachel in The Girl On The Train. An invigorating cat-and-mouse game, with a dark and filthy wit that deliciously spikes the regular drenchings of gore’

                                                                                                    Crime Scene Magazine

‘A chilling debut’

      Hello! Magazine

‘Set in a London of East End hipsters, Tinder hook-ups, and internships, this tongue-in-cheek tale explores murder in the age of social media’

The Sunday Mirror

 ‘Follow Me is compelling, a proper page-turner’

Emerald Street

‘Gripping, darkly funny and feminist, I loved Follow Me’

Caroline Criado-Perez

‘Follow Me doesn’t just throw in token references to the internet – its gripping plot hinges on modern technology at every breathless turn. Smart, snappy and addictive: Angela Clarke is #killingit’

Holly Williams, The Independent on Sunday

‘Clarke turns social media into a terrifyingly dark place. You won’t look at your accounts the same way again. I was hooked and couldn’t stop turning the pages. With a memorable and unique protagonist, Clarke explores the phenomenon of (social media) celebrity while tapping into your fears.’

Rebecca Bradley, author of Shallow Waters

Smart, fast paced, fresh and frightening. Follow Me is a gripping debut.’

Rowan Coleman, author of The Memory Book

‘In Follow Me, Clarke creates a completely compelling world, and a complex heroine. Freddie is refreshing and fascinating – a credible addition to the crime canon and a great alternative for anyone who has grown frustrated with the male dominated world of the whodunnit. Follow Me is literally gripping – the tension levels were forcing me to clutch the book so hard that my hands hurt!’

Daisy Buchanan

‘Follow Me is a well written, taut, absolutely fascinating and scarily good crime novel that is too true to life…It will certainly make you look at social media and Twitter in particular with the utmost scepticism and horror. Outstanding! Clearly the start of a wonderful series, superbly written. I definitely want more.’

Ayo Onatade, Shots magazine

‘Original, inventive & gripping’

Danny Smith, West Herts Drivetime

‘We’ve been waiting for a novel that shows just how creepy and scary social media actually is and this is it. Angela Clarke knows exactly which buttons to press. #creepedmeout’

Tania Carver, author of the Brennan and Esposito series

‘A fascinating murder mystery and a dark, ironic commentary on modern social media. Very about today.’

Paul Finch, author of Stalkers

‘Pacey, gripping, and so up-to-the-minute you better read it quick!’

Claire McGowan, author of The Fall, The Lost and The Dead Ground

‘Angela Clarke brings dazzling wit and a sharp sense of contemporary life to a fast-paced serial killer novel with serious style.’

Jane Casey, author of the Maeve Kerrigan series

‘Fast-paced, tense and playfully witty…A chillingly satirical take on a classic mystery formula. #ReadIt’

Graeme Cameron, author of Normal

‘Follow Me is the perfect thriller chiller for the noughties… Inventively written, the twists and turns are masterful… An exceptionally engaging read and a must for any thriller or psychological chiller lover.’

Jan Lambert, Beady Jan’s Books 

‘I just didn’t want to stop reading…. my heart was beating so fast. I even had to turn the light on!’

Kate, Me, My Books And I

‘be warned that Follow Me certainly keeps you on edge right up until the very end – the plot twists and turns and throws many surprises your way.’

Laura Holdsworth, Little Northern Soul

‘this is Angela Clarke’s debut and what a way to kick off. I loved this book from start to finish, I was left truly shocked when the identity of the murder was revealed – it takes a clever writer to do this. Follow Me was unnerving, unsettling and just brilliant.’

Nat, Nat’s Reading Cloud 

‘punchy, sharp observations’

Elaine Aldred, Strange Alliances

 ‘this is a strong debut novel and I will be watching for more from this author.’

Lainy, Always Reading

‘Freddie, the main character, is a spiky, not entirely likeable but all the more interesting for it… The violence is tempered with a dry humour throughout, and the pace kept me reading till late into the night.’

Vicki Bowles, Rock Chick Blog

‘an absolutely breath taking debut crime thriller.’

Paul, Goodreads