OMFG #bookjunkies!! You have no idea how long I have been waiting to share my review of Richard Parker’s FOLLOW YOU! I am THRILLED to be taking part in the blog tour today! Woohoo! But this book……OMG, THIS book! SCARY!!
Be Afraid ?
You set the trap. Now you can’t escape.
When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman, is the next victim and Hazel knows she has to find out what happened to her.
Is it one killer or more? Random acts of violence, or part of a bigger, twisted plan?
The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove – and she also has a film crew. She’ll make a documentary, catch the killer, and give Meredith justice.
Her stage is the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found.
Her cast are the family and friends the killer left behind.
And her crew? They keep disappearing, one by one…
My Rating: 5/5 – #AllTheFreakinStars
A mahoosive thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an ARC of this abso-friggin-lutely FANTASTIC book! Eeeeeeek! Richard Parker….where have you been all my life!? You delightfully disturbed, torturously twisted being! Eeeeek, in-bloody-deed!! And if you are easily offended, turn away now, because HOLY SH*TBALLS – this book, well…it freakin’ rocked!! And that cover? Hang on…*shudders* – total #Covergasm!! I got my eye on you now, Mr Parker!
Set in Fun Central, in a what turns out to be…not so fun...abandoned amusement park, the reader is faced with loss, guilt, sensationalism, narcissism, the impact/effect of social media, attention seeking, manipulation and a search for the truth. Jaaaaaysus…..the things that happen…it is the stuff of nightmares, #bookjunkies!
In terms of this kickass plot, the reader is immediately grabbed by the throat, thrown against the wall and has their eyes taped open to make sure not one page of this messed up but totally addictive read is not missed! In the metaphorical sense of course…. Or was that just me? If graphic violence is not your thing, then steer clear of this bad boy, but if like me- it heightens your interest, and that little devil on your shoulder is saying Do it….Doooooo it….then get comfortable, hang on tight and enjoy the ride…..welcome to Fun Central…..
Character-wise, this book has it all! A diverse bunch that draw you in- whether you love ’em or loathe ’em- you will be wondering what is happening with each and every one! Hazel Salter is filming a documentary (read the synopsis, it will fill you in ?) – she seems to have this overwhelming need to right a wrong from the past. She is determined, clever but also does not know when to quit – I mean c’mon Hazel! FFS -sometimes you just got to GO! It took me a bit to warm to her and I did want to slap her silly sometimes, but her heart was in the right place and when put to the test, her courage has no boundaries!
Henrik Fossen- WTF is up with this guy? Is it me, or does even his name sound creepy!? The creator of the #BeMyKiller hashtag has unleashed a monster…and doesn’t even seem phased by it! The author cleverly injects social media into this storyline, making it relevant to readers today and oh-so-interesting!
Eve Huber- someone get me a blowtorch….ooops….sorry, can you guess I didn’t like her one bit! But OH MY FRIGGIN GOD…..that is all I am saying, no spoilers…but seriously…..DAMN!!! Rena annoyed me too….a few of the characters did….but not in a bad way…they played a part in the story which moved it along nicely! I just hoped they would all end up dead! ??? #MyBad
Poor Poor April – where the hell are her parents!? Loved her! Fiesty yet full of fear….she upped the suspense a few notches and my heart was in my throat a few times when she came onto the pages! You know when you just want to shout at a character…scream….leave it alone little girl! Yeah…..THAT!!!
These were just a whacked out bunch of attention-seeking misfits, thrown into the path of one of THE BEST serial killers I have come across in a book for some time. This killer makes Hannibal Lector seem like a pussy cat! Seriously!! The killing methods….WOW!!!! Is it wrong that I LOVED every single-sickening-second of the murders….probably….but I make no apologies.
In a nutshell…this book EXCITED me- it probably shouldn’t….but it did. The more twisted and tense a story is, the more I want to read it…and I DEVOURED this book in one sitting. That may sound strange to some folk, but those of you who dance on the dark side…you know EXACTLY what I am talking about!
Do I recommend this book? Erm….you bet your sweet arse I do! I am sorry to say Richard Parker, but you have now been added to my coveted #AuthorsIStalk list….#PoorPoorYou! So if you LOVE a great serial killer thriller that will excite and horrify you…click the book below… BUY THIS BOOK! #BOOM! ??