By Angela Clarke
Published by Avon (12 January 2017)
YOU HAVE SIX SECONDS TO READ THIS MESSAGE…
The body of a 15-year-old is found hours after she sends a desperate message to her friends. It looks like suicide, until a second girl disappears.
This time, the message is sent directly to the Metropolitan Police – and an officer’s younger sister is missing.
DS Nasreen Cudmore and journalist Freddie Venton will stop at nothing to find her. But whoever’s behind the notes is playing a deadly game of hide and seek – and the clock is ticking.
YOU HAVE 24 HOURS TO SAVE THE GIRL’S LIFE. MAKE THEM COUNT.
I thought that Watch Me was a step up from Follow Me. It felt more serious and more refined, with weightier narrative, more developed characters and more realistic dialogue.
The story picks up soon after Follow Me with original characters - Nas and Freddie - alongside some new ones, now that police officer Nas has been transferred to a different department. While Watch Me could possibly be read as a standalone, I do think readers will find it easier if they read Follow Me first to understand the characters' backstories.
The plot is tense and gripping, with plenty of twists and turns, and kept me guessing all the way through. Nas and Freddie are on a race against the clock, with 24 hours to save a missing girl, which added to the tension and pace.
This crime thriller series is current and modern, using social media to showcase crimes. So far it has covered Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, and I look forward to seeing what's next.
I received an Advance Reader Copy.