Copycat by Alex Lake


Imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery…

Which Sarah Havenant is you?

This book will give everyone who uses social media pause for thought!

How many of us use sites like Facebook to put up photos of ourselves, family and daily lives without even giving it a second thought?

Even with all the privacy settings so only people on our friends list can see, this book certainly highlights just some of the risks associated with the digital age we now live in!

And it certainly isn’t a slow starter. Our protagonist Sarah Havenant receives a message on Facebook form a girl she went to school with saying that she was moving back to the area and would she like to catch up over a coffee.
Nothing strange or sinister there but at the end of the message Sarah is asked if this is the right account as there are 2 different ones.

It turns out that someone has set up another account 6 months ago in Sarah’s name, has photos of her, her husband and kids, even a photo from inside the house of her new kitchen. The account holds information that only Sarah, her family or someone very close to her would have had the opportunity to know.
And this is just the beginning, soon things start to escalate quickly. This is the work of someone more sinister than a random online troll.

Up until the fake Facebook comes to light Sarah is happily married with 3 children, a well-respected doctor in the community and can not think of 1 person who might have even the slightest grudge against her or her family.
So who is responsible for all of this and the big question, Why? Not long after the Facebook account odd things are happening, books arrive from amazon ordered from Sarah’s account with a hand written note, in Sarah’s own handwriting. Books on depression and bipolar.
Is this a subconscious cry for help? Now her husband is beginning to doubt her. Is Sarah doing this herself in a dissociative fugue, maybe she is suffering with some kind of mental disorder or depression. How can he help her if she won’t accept the facts as they seem?

As the book moves on at a fast pace, things only get worse for Sarah until the book reaches its conclusion.

This book is a real page turner and throws its fair share of red herrings into the mix to keep you guessing and intrigued and ultimately racing to reach the end to finally find out the truth.

If you are a fan of psychological thrillers you will really enjoy this book, I loved it. I thought it is a very clever storyline, 1 that isn’t beyond the realm’s of possibility and has certainly made me think about what information we put out on the internet for the world to see.
This should be on your list of books you must read!

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