Follow Me: A Freddie Venton and Nasreen Cudmore Mystery

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Freddie Venton has been trying forever to get her journalism career started. So far, she’s working at a coffee shop and writing for free. She happens to bump into her childhood friend Nasreen, who’s become a cop, as she is about to walk into a crime scene. Freddie takes her chance and sneaks in, only to find out there are some things you can’t unsee, and now she is knee-deep in this case. Murders start piling up as well as tweets about them from the killer. Freddie dubs him the “Hashtag Killer,” and now everyone can see what he’s doing and guess where he will strike next. Freddie and Nasreen will have to overcome their secretive past to solve this case, hopefully before anyone else dies. Follow Me has now become a phrase that might be hazardous to your health.

This book wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t really that great either. The plot idea is interesting since most people have an online presence, and we speak to each other with so much hatred when we don’t say it to each other’s faces. I found Freddie to be more annoying than endearing and Nasreen too uptight. Maybe I’m too far removed from being twenty-three. More time was spent on what Freddie is like day to day, with very little actually being spent on the case. The one thing I did like about this book is that it was centered on two best friends, instead of two people who end up falling in love, bonding over the case and the horrible things they’ve seen. I found that part very refreshing.

Take it or leave it. Nothing super remarkable here, but if you need a time-filler, then feel free. It was a debut into a series about Freddie and Nasreen, so it is very possible the next story will be more entertaining.

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Author Angela Clarke
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2018-Apr-10
ISBN 9781683315506 Buy this Book
Issue October 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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