Today I am so thrilled to be sharing my review on its publication day for Like Follow Kill by Carissa Ann Lynch. Happy publication day Carissa.
Like Follow Kill by Carissa Ann Lynch
Release Date: 25th of October
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 269 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Harper Collins
Badly scarred after the accident that killed her husband, Camilla Brown locks herself away from the world. Her only friendships are online, where everyone lives picture-perfect lives.In private Camilla can follow anyone she likes. And Camilla likes a lot.
Especially her old school friend Valerie Hutchens. Camilla is obsessed with Valerie’s posts, her sickening joy for life, her horribly beautiful face. But then Camilla spots something strange in one of Valerie’s posts – a man’s face looking through her window, watching, waiting…
And then Valerie goes missing…
Like Follow Kill is one cracker of a read! It is dark, twisted and is extremely enjoyable! I loved every word of it. I could not have been more intrigued after reading the blurb and had no idea of how much of a wild ride I would be taken on! There are so many twists and turns in this story, that I felt like I was on a never ending rollercoaster and I was still reeling when I was able to get off once the book had finished. My heart was racing and I felt like I was holding my breath throughout while on the edge on my seat, wanting to see how it was all going to unfold but also wanting to savour it.
I could quite easily give something away by delving into the plot which obviously I don’t want to do and I think the blurb gives you enough of a tease without me saying any more on it. What I will say though, is that Carissa has crafter a tightly woven story which she unravels a little piece at a time to keep you hooked. Like Follow Kill is a really great insight into how you can perceive someones life as being perfect through their social media posts but really there is always a nagging little voice in the background making you question is their life really that perfect. In some cases it is but in some it’s a just a facade. I really enjoyed digging in to this aspect of the story.
There are only a few characters and although I didn’t particularly like all of the characters in this story, I can not fault how they have been written and this in no way hindered my enjoyment of the book. It reinforced for me more that not everyone has to be perfect in the stories I read to make a book great. Camilla as the main narrator, carries the story well on her shoulders and she was a interesting character and the one that stood out the most to me as the story progressed. I wasn’t always certain that her intentions were coming from a place of good, but I liked how I was kept guessing and how it all unfolded.
I really liked Carissa’s style. She does a great job at getting a readers attention right from the start and takes you hostage until the final page. Like Follow Kill is the perfect book to get engrossed in. It is a fast paced thrilling ride which I throughly enjoyed. A new author to me I will definitely keeping my eye out for future books from Carissa. It was a pleasure to be able to read and review Like Follow Kill, which I highly recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, One More Chapter and Carissa Ann Lynch for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Like Follow Kill which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
About Carissa Ann Lynch
Besides my family, my greatest love in life is books. Reading them, writing them, holding them, smelling them…well, you get the idea. I’ve always loved to read, and some of my earliest childhood memories are me, tucked away in my room, lost in a good book. I received a five dollar allowance each week, and I always — always — spent it on books.
My love affair with writing started early, but it mostly involved journaling and writing silly poems. Several years ago, I didn’t have a book to read so I decided on a whim to write my own story, something I’d like to read. It turned out to be harder than I thought, but from that point on I was hooked. My first and second books were released by Sarah Book Publishing: This Is Not About Love and Grayson’s Ridge.
I’m a total genre-hopper. Basically, I like to write what I like to read: a little bit of everything! I reside in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with my husband, three children, and massive collection of books. I have a degree in psychology and worked as a counselor.
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