Thursday, October 11, 2018

Copy Cat by Alex Lake


Paperback: 404 pages                                                                                              
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Harper Collins 2017
Source: Tywyn Public Library
First Sentence: The first time someone said that Karen was gone for good was during the week she disappeared.
Favourite Quote: “There’s no point worrying about work, he’d say, adding his favourite quote: ‘worry is a dividend paid to disaster before it’s due’. You spend your time thinking about things that might never happen. It’s pointless. If it happens, figure it out. If it doesn’t, don’t worry about it.”
Review Quote: ‘Fabulous stuff!’ Northern Crime
Main Characters: Sarah Havenant
Setting: Maine, USA
My Opinion: Another thriller, surprising as I claim not to be fond of this genre that I have read quite a few recently. I picked this one up from the library as it seemed very plausible with all the current news going around with regard to the dangers of social media that someone could have their Facebook Profile cloned. This psychological novel is a good read and kept my interest, it is thought provoking how someone can if they want turn your life upside down, by stalking you both online and in the real world. Unnerving as the protagonist Sarah Havenant finds her happy life slipping away from her.  Although I am sure most readers will guess who the stalker is way before it is revealed , for me it was the way this happens that makes it worth reading. Recommended to fans of The Gone Girl and Girl On The Train.

Précis Courtesy of Goodreads:

Your stalker is everywhere.
Your stalker knows everything.
But the real problem is that your stalker is you.
Sarah Havenant discovers–when an old friend points it out–that there are two Facebook profiles in her name.

One, she recognizes: it is hers. The other, she has never seen. But everything in it is accurate. Recent photos of her and her friends, her and her husband, her and her kids. Even of her new kitchen. A photo taken inside her house.

She is bemused, angry, and worried. Who was able to do this? Any why?

But this, it soon turns out, is just the beginning. It is only now–almost as though someone has been watching, waiting for her to find the profile–that her problems really start…

Author Profile:

The name Alex Lake is a pseudonym, so no photo to be found. 

Alex Lake is a British novelist who was born in the North West of England. After Anna, the author’s first novel written under this pseudonym, was a No.1 bestselling eBook sensation and a top-ten Sunday Times bestseller. The author now lives in the North East of the US.

 Biographical Information courtesy of the following sites.


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  2. Thank you, I love thrillers and especially thrillers with female leads.


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