A page-turning new YA thriller for the social media age, perfect for fans of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and One Of Us Is Lying.
Ten years ago, Jess’s mother was murdered by the Magpie Man.
She was the first of his victims, but not the last.
Now Jess is the star of a YouTube reality series and she’s using it to catch the killer once and for all.
The whole world is watching her every move.
And so is the Magpie Man.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
When 17-year-old Jess applies to be part of a reality series on YouTube she is delighted to get chosen as one of the final 5, each having one day each week where every move they make is monitored and put outlive. The one with the most followers at the end of the first month gets the opportunity to carry on for a further two months. Each has a reason for wanting that air time, for Jess it is to catch the man who murdered her mum ten years ago and has carried on murdering ever since.
This is a super Y A read as it centres around six form, social media and finding that balance between parents and children growing up and learning to back off and when to be there for each other. Jess’s dad is naturally more edgy than most at letting go but he knows that she is a young woman. Jess goes all out to taunt the killer out of the woodwork and did I cringe.
Vincent Ralph has definitely got a home run with this book as he ticks all the boxes to connect with that generation. He creates more than one hero for readers to get behind while at the same time raise the tension enough to snuggle more under the duvet. It has that scary movie feel about it, those jump at moments that come to nothing while as a reader I want to shout he’s behind you. A brilliant round-up at the end, darn I was so close!
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vincent Ralph has been writing in one form or another since his teens and always dreamed of being a novelist. He owes his love of books to his mother, who encouraged his imagination from an early age and made sure there were new stories to read.
Vincent has lived in London, Cornwall and Chester but he now lives in his home county of Kent with his wife, son and two cats.