Bestselling author of After Anna and Killing Kate is back with another thriller that will chill you to the bones. Copycat by Alex Lake is about Sarah Havenant, who discovers that her stalker is everywhere, and they know everything. But the real problem? Her stalker is herself.
I know, sounds crazy. But picture this: an old friend tells Sarah Havenant that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is definitely her own. The other, she has never seen. But it’s so accurate… From recent photos of her and her friends, her and her husband, her kids to photos taken the day before. Even photos taken inside her house.
At first, she’s bemused and angry. But the anger quickly turns to worry as she thinks—who was able to do this, and why would they do this? Freakishly enough, this is just the beginning, Sarah Havenant. Her identity is essentially being taken over.
Copycat was seriously unputdownable! Knowing that something like this could realistically happen in today’s social/digital culture is downright terrifying. The twists and turns of the novel made the pace quick and the pages fly by. Also, the way the novel is laid out—alternating (and short!) chapters between Sarah and her unnamed stalker—made the story super compelling.
I was excited to find out the ending and am happy to say I was satisfied, even though things were a left a little open. If you’re looking for a quick, thrilling read to get you in the mood for October or Halloween or just cozy fall reading, this should be it!
I haven’t been this freaked out by a thriller in quite some time. After all, imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery.