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Follow Me

(2015)
(The first book in the Social Media Murders series)
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Two young women who share a past secret—one now an ambitious journalist, the other a cop—must join forces to stop a vicious killer no matter the risk in this nail biting debut from an international bestselling author.

Recent graduate Freddie Venton is desperate to get her journalism career started. She cultivates contacts online, writes for free for digital publications, and earns minimum wage as a barista. She’s been taught to “seize the story,” and she takes a reckless chance when a face from her past leads to a juicy scoop.

Freddie hasn’t seen her old friend Nasreen Cudmore in years. But when she learns Nasreen is a police officer after a chance encounter outside her coffee shop, Freddie makes a snap decision to follow her when Nasreen gets an urgent callout. Impersonating a forensics officer, Freddie visits Nasreen's crime scene where a man’s body lies slumped over his computer. With the police banned from, and unfamiliar with, social media, it’s Freddie who realises the victim was a troll and finds @Apollyon: a twitter account whose profile picture shows the dead body and the missing murder weapon.

The “Hashtag Murderer” posts cryptic clues online, pointing to the next target—taunting the police, enthralling the press and the public. When @Apollyon follows her, Freddie’s afraid she might be next. Time is running out as she and Nasreen face a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer—and to escape their past demons in Follow Me, a chilling procedural debut from critically acclaimed, up and coming talent Angela Clarke.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Clarke explores the phenomenon of (social media) celebrity while tapping into your fears." - Rebecca Bradley

"Fast-paced, tense and playfully witty." - Graeme Cameron

"We've been waiting for a novel that shows just how creepy and scary social media actually is and this is it. Angela Clarke knows exactly which buttons to press. #creepedmeout." - Tania Carver

"Clarke brings dazzling wit and a sharp sense of contemporary life to a fast-paced serial killer novel with serious style." - Jane Casey

"Smart, fast paced, fresh and frightening … A gripping debut." - Rowan Coleman

"A fascinating murder mystery and a dark, ironic commentary on modern social media." - Paul Finch

"Pacey, gripping, and so up-to-the-minute you better read it quick!" - Claire McGowan


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Used availability for Angela Clarke's Follow Me

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Follow Me: A Freddie Venton and Nasreen Cudmore Mystery
Author(s): Angela Clarke
ISBN: 1-68331-550-2 / 978-1-68331-550-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

December 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Follow Me (Social Media Murders 1)
Author(s): Angela Clarke
ISBN: 0-00-816543-2 / 978-0-00-816543-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Follow Me
Author(s): Angela Clarke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Follow Me
Author(s): Angela Clarke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Follow Me: A Freddie Venton and Nasreen Cudmore Mystery
Author(s): Angela Clarke
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Follow Me: The bestselling crime novel terrifying everyone this year
Author(s): Angela Clarke
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU