What the publisher says:
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 …
What I say:
I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book as I hadn’t heard of the writer and I suspected from the tagline that it may not be much of a mystery. I also thought that perhaps it would turn into a lecture about the evils of the internet and social media.
Thankfully I was wrong on both counts. What this book in fact turned out to be was a cracking read with convincing characters and a well thought out storyline.
Freddie, a journalist looking for a big break, and Nasreen, an ambitious police officer, were friends at school but haven’t seen each other for years until Freddie blags her way into a crime scene hoping this could be her big break.
From being suspected of the murder due to her understanding of social media Freddie becomes the expert the police rely on to try to make sense of the clues the murderer is leaving on Twitter. No surprises that they catch the murderer but there are a few twists and turns along the way.
Rating 4 out of 5