I’ve set myself the challenge to read and video review as many of the Richard & Judy Book Club Autumn 2017 picks as possible. Today I’m reviewing: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. Have you read it? What do you think about the subject matter? And what do you think of the ONE BIG PROBLEM with this video?
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Hi guys, here’s my publication day review of Susi Holliday’s The Deaths of December. How many Christmas things can you spot in it? I had to raid the loft. Would this make you want to read it? Have you read it? What do you think?
You have six seconds to view this suicide note and twenty-four hours to save the girl’s life.
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.
Coming January 2017: Watch Me
I am freakin’ excited that Follow Me is at number 39 in the UK Kindle Chart. You can grab it for ONLY 99p here.
‘[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.’
‘Slick and clever’
~ The Sun
‘Cunningly plotted but should be gulped down as frothy fun with great zeitgeisty gags’
~ The Sunday Express
‘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
‘A very contemporary nightmare, delivered with panache’
~ The Independent
‘Clarke 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
‘Follow Me is compelling, a proper page-turner’
~ Emerald Street
‘Gripping, darkly funny and feminist, I loved Follow Me’
~ Caroline Criado-Perez
‘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.’
~ Shots Magazine
I’m so excited to say the Follow Me paperback has been released early exclusively in Tesco stores up and down the country now. Just in time for Christmas! Grab it for the social media and/or crime thriller lover in your life, and yourself. Go on, you deserve it: every little helps….
‘A very contemporary nightmare, delivered with panache’ ~ The Independent
‘A chilling debut’ ~ Hello! Magazine
‘An invigorating cat-and-mouse game, with a dark and filthy wit that deliciously spikes the regular drenchings of gore’ ~ Crime Scene Magazine
‘Follow Me is compelling, a proper page-turner’ ~ Emerald Street
‘Outstanding!’ ~ Shots Magazine
‘Gripping, darkly funny and feminist, I loved Follow Me’ ~ Caroline Criado-Perez
‘Angela Clarke brings dazzling wit and a sharp sense of contemporary life to a fast-paced serial killer novel with serious style’ ~ Jane Casey (Maeve Kerrigan Series)
‘Pacey, gripping, and so up-to-the-minute you better read it quick!’~ Claire McGowan (Paula Maguire Series)
‘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 (Brennan & Esposito Series)
‘A fascinating murder mystery and a dark, ironic commentary on modern social media’ ~ Paul Finch (Stalkers)
‘Fast-paced, tense and playfully witty’ Graeme Cameron (Normal)
‘Clarke explores the phenomenon of (social media) celebrity while tapping into your fears’ ~ Rebecca Bradley (Shallow Waters)
‘Smart, fast paced, fresh and frightening. Follow Me is a gripping debut.’ Rowan Coleman (The Memory Book)
‘Follow Me is literally gripping – the tension levels were forcing me to clutch the book so hard that my hands hurt!’ ~ Daisy Buchanan
I’m really excited to announce that the Follow Me Blog Tour will be running from 3rd – 22nd December! Check out these fabulous bloggers for reviews, interviews, special content, excerpts & competitions:
Thursday 3rd December: http://www.bookaddictshaun.co.uk
Friday 4th December: http://brookcottagebooks.blogspot.co.uk/
Saturday 5th December: http://fabulousbookfiend.blogspot.co.uk/
Sunday 6th December: https://bookaholicconfessions.wordpress.com/
Monday 7th December: http://rachelsrandomreads.blogspot.co.uk/
Tuesday 8th December: http://www.writing.ie/
Wednesday 9th December: http://handwrittengirl.com/
Thursday 10th December: http://www.reviewedthebook.co.uk/
Friday 11th December: http://lauraslittlebookblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Saturday 12th December: http://boonsbookcase.blogspot.co.uk/
Sunday 13th December: http://celestelovesbooks.blogspot.ie/
Monday 14th December: https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/
Tuesday 15th December: http://off-the-shelfbooks.blogspot.co.uk/
Wednesday 16th December: http://onmybookshelf.blog.pl/
Thursday 17th December: http://myreading-corner.blogspot.co.uk/
Friday 18th December: http://lozzasbookcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Saturday 19th December: https://portobellobookblog.com/
Sunday 20th December: https://fromfirstpagetolast.wordpress.com/
Monday 21st December: https://ireadnovels.wordpress.com/
Tuesday 22nd December: http://chicklitpad.blogspot.co.uk/
I’m delighted to share with you guys the exclusive cover reveal for my new crime thriller Follow Me. The first of the Social Media Murder Series Follow Me is out this December, and available for preorder now. AND the Kindle version is currently priced at a bargain 99 pence.
Below is a brief taste of what to expect – I hope you like it!
LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE
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?
ONLINE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM …