Friday, 16 June 2017

Book Review & Giveaway - Trust Me by Angela Clarke

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Title: Trust Me
Author: Angela Clarke
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 15th June 2017
Rating: 5 Stars


What do you do if you witness a crime…but no-one believes you?

When Kate sees a horrific attack streamed live on her laptop, she calls the police in a state of shock. But when they arrive, the video has disappeared – and she can’t prove anything. Desperate to be believed, Kate tries to find out who the girl in the video could be – and who attacked her.

Freddie and Nas are working on a missing persons case, but the trail has gone cold. When Kate contacts them, they are the only ones to listen and they start to wonder – are the two cases connected?

Dark, gripping, and flawlessly paced, Trust Me is the brilliant third novel in the hugely popular social media murderer series.

What would you do if you were surfing live videos on the internet and saw someone being sexually assaulted? Would you ring the police? Would you convince yourself it must be fake? Would you expect anyone to believe you?

Well Kate witnessed such a thing and she is struggling to get anyone to believe it, especially as there are no other reports, and the live stream and account were disabled very quickly afterwards. However there is just enough in the story for Freddie and Nas to take a look into it. 

What follows is an investigation that becomes more interesting with every page that is turned, culminating with an epic finale.  There was no way that I could have predicted the eventual outcome, although I did have a couple of theories as the book progressed. 

The pacing of Trust Me seemed right, it was fairly quick and Freddie and Nas seemed to have plenty of things to do continually. In addition to chapters from Freddie and Nas, we also get odd looks at people who may be involved in the crimes, and how they are feeling which was really interesting, but still written in a way that didn't give the game away completely to readers. 

Trust Me is the third book of the Social Media Murders series and can easily be read as a standalone novel. Although as a fan of the series, I was glad to see more development especially of Freddie and also it was good to see police officers that featured in both of the previous books. 

After reading Trust Me, and in fact all of the Social Media Murders books so far I have been left looking at social media in a new way, and can see just how fast it can be used for evil as well as good. In some respects I am a bit more wary as a result, especially in Trust Me's case of clicking on live videos. 

Trust Me is yet another fabulous book in this series that kept me gripped really early on, and kept me thinking about it even in between reading stints of it. 

Thank you so much to Avon and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

Giveaway to Win a copy of Trust Me (Open to Europe)

Avon sent me a paperback copy of Trust Me which I have decided to give away to one lucky winner, since I read this on my kindle.  

Giveaway open to Europe Only, all options are voluntary, but please do what they ask, as I will be verifying the winner. Giveaway closes 23:59 23/06/2017. Winner will be announced on twitter and emailed, and they will need to reply within 7 days, or forfeit the prize, and I will re-draw for a new winner.  Good luck everyone.

Win a copy of Trust Me (Open to Europe)

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