Blog Tour: Follow Me Down – Sherri Smith


Release Date: 21st March 2017
Pages: 400
Publisher: Titan Books
Find it on: Amazon. Goodreads

Synopsis:

Mia has built a life for herself far from the small town where she grew up. But she is forced to return home when her brother goes missing. Once the golden boy of the community, Lucas has disappeared the same day as the body of his student is pulled from the river. Unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect. But if Lucas is innocent, why did he run?

Review:

Follow Me Down is a wild ride of a novel that will have you hooked from the very first page. This dark and twisty thriller is going to be one of the most popular books of 2017 – I can feel it.

This book is a dark one, but in the best way. The characters are complex and often unlikable, but that adds an even more realistic quality to the story. I’ve read a few psychological thrillers recently, and this one is absolutely my favorite. I normally come up with a theory for a book like this, and stick with it for the duration of the story. But Follow Me Down had me creating new theories all the time, constantly trying to figure out what was going on. A lot of the time I guess correctly, but that absolutely didn’t happen with this one. I was kept in the dark right till the end.

The cover is also dark and alluring. It definitely draws you in – exactly like the plot of the book. Little hints and droplets of information are given throughout the story, but you’ll still be absolutely surprised by the twists and turns.  I don’t want to give any parts of the story away, this one is so wonderful you definitely need to read it unspoiled.

The story is told from Mia’s perspective, who is complex and dealing with more than your average protagonist. She’s a fascinating character, dealing with a drug addiction and it was really interesting to see the story unfold from her point of view. She’s a really complex character, and is fantastically well written. She’s a determined character, and she puts all energy into proving Lucas’s innocence.

This book has small town secrets and an unexpected murder. If you’re a fan of Gone Girl style thrillers, you should run out and buy this immediately, trust me you’ll be hooked straight away, and you won’t want to put it down.

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