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'We're not famous anymore. We're notorious.'

For over a decade, the Lancasters were celebrity royalty, with millions tuning in every week to watch their reality show,
Living with the Lancasters.

But then an old video emerges of one of their legendary parties. Suddenly, they're in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons: witnesses swore they'd seen missing teenager Bradley Wilcox leaving the Lancaster family home on the night of the party, but the video tells a different story.

Now true crime investigator and YouTuber Tom Isaac is on the case. He's determined to find out what really happened to Bradley - he just needs to read between the Lancasters' lies . . .

Because when the cameras are always rolling, it won't be long until someone cracks.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"L. C. North is back with another juicy dive into our obsession with modern celebrity and doesn't she do it superbly? An acidic look at the cost of fame, ingeniously told through mixed media, with twists unravelling faster than you can tweet them. Clickbait is sure to be on 'must read' lists for 2024." - Lizzy Barber

"Told through mixed media, Clickbait kept me turning the pages to find out what happened to missing teenager, Bradley Wilcox. Masterfully plotted and told with verve and humour, this clever and compelling story was made for TV. Bravo." - Jo Callaghan

"A must for fans of reality TV or true crime - compelling and page-turning with some shocking twists along the way. Loved it." - Catherine Cooper

"I think L.C. North has invented the Celebrity Meltdown Thriller! Clickbait is a hugely enjoyable blast of fresh air. Murder, monster egos and vanity. Great stuff!" - Emma Curtis

"Clever, convincing, topical and original, Clickbait deserves to be HUGE." - Charlotte Duckworth

"Clickbait dazzles with a brilliant setting (a reality TV show), compelling characterisation (a ruthlessly ambitious family) and brilliant mixed-media narrative including a true crime podcast, social media posts & reality TV 'confessionals'. A totally original psychological thriller!" - Philippa East

"Clickbait is fiendishly clever and fast-paced, with so many twists and turns, it's impossible to predict where it is going next. It is also a fascinating take on online fame, the obsessive nature of it, and the lengths some people will go to satisfy their addiction. A terrifying reflection of the modern celebrity, brilliantly told. I absolutely loved it!" - Louise Fein

"Clickbait is a compelling, flash-popping, original whodunnit. The premise is genius - I found it utterly unputdownable. Easily one of my favourite thrillers of the year. I cannot wait for L C North's next offering." - Emily Freud

"What an absolute triumph! Twists and turns aplenty with a complex mystery. L. C. North tells the story in such a smart, compelling way! Already guaranteed a place on my 2024 top books list!" - Chris Frost

"Readers are in for such a treat! Absolutely LOVED L.C. North's Clickbait - utterly gripping, with the most deliciously twisted ending." - Lisa Hall

"Fresh, addictive, twisty and satisfying, with a nice take on celebrity culture, Clickbait kept me reading well into the night. I love the new furrow LC North is carving out, writing fast-paced, page-turning, of-the-moment thrillers. Her best book yet." - Caroline Hulse

"Not to be missed." - Lisa Jewell

"Dark, devious and totally addictive! I was hooked from the very first page all the way to the gloriously unexpected end. L.C. North has written her best book yet!" - Lesley Kara

"I have just finished this absolute belter of a book and I had SO much fun reading this one. I genuinely couldn't put it down. Reality TV, social media, and a cast of flawed untrustworthy characters. This book is slick and fresh and I LOVED it." - Niki Mackay

"Dark and sly, propulsive and smart. It deserves all the stars." - L V Matthews

"An utterly gripping thriller that explores the addictiveness of reality TV in today's society, and the lengths some people will go to in order to achieve fame. Whip-smart and incisive, I couldn't put this book down." - Nikki Smith

"I was HOOKED! Totally addictive." - Louise Swanson

"I literally gulped this down in one sitting. Clickbait is compulsively bingeable. It's like listening to your favourite true crime podcast while watching car crash reality TV at the same time. An absolute delight to read." - Tania Tay

"This searing story about the underbelly of celebrity and reality TV had me glued to the pages. Current and utterly addictive, I can see this being a standout thriller in 2024." - Lisa Timoney

"To say this book was a compelling page-turner would be a criminal understatement. It's a novel you inhale and marvel at as you fly through page after gripping page. A total stunner." - B P Walter

"Addictive, clever, twisty, and satisfying. Couldn't put it down!" - Roz Watkins

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